Things not to do

Things not to do mere days before racking off back home:

1. Drop your laptop.

Actually, that’s the entire list.

Not a good day. Not at all. But laptop came out of it—while not quite as aesthetically pleasing as before—mostly functional.


  1. janet on #

    I can sympathize. My phone/palm pilot got a bath in rum-praline sauce a week or so ago, and I don’t think it’ll ever be the same again….

  2. Cherie Priest on #

    Ow. As the owner of a new laptop myself (prompted by the death of another a few weeks ago) I feel a special sort of sympathy for you.

  3. gwenda on #

    Oh dear.

  4. Justine on #

    Thanks for the sympathy! It coulda been worse—it still works. The casing and a wee bit of the screen are just not, um, as pristine as they once were. It was more the stress of it not starting up for some considerable time, and having to dash across town for emergency tech intervention, and all the waiting and blah blah blah that involves.

  5. Didi on #

    Oh noes!

    As a regular phone dropper (it’s why I own a nokia, as they tend to be more durable), I can definitely emphasize with the feeling of “I just dropped this expensive piece of tech that has lots of information I desperately need. Hope it’s alright.”

    I’m glad to hear it came out of the drop mostly functional, and hope no important data was lost.

  6. mely on #

    One day manufacturers will figure out there’s a consumer market for cheap ruggedized notebooks. One day.

  7. Justine on #

    Didi: I wish stuff was designed tougher. Most everyone drops their vital electronic devices at least once, often with catastrophic consequences. I was lucky, nothing was lost except some prettiness.

    Mely: But they’re so ugly . . . Can’t they design rugged and cool?

  8. niki on #

    mm – didn’t you learn that lesson from me already 😉 – glad you didn’t lose the data – all backed up now ?

  9. Justine on #

    Backing up? What is this backing up you speak of?

    Actually, I was already backed up. At least all the main docs I was working on. How virtuous am I?

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