actuality.log


Friday, February the 13th, 2004

It rung. It was apparently for me. I got up to pick it up, and dropped megatr0n AGAIN. Thank goodness it ONLY landed on the protruding wireless card and only BROKE it. Thank goodness warranties don’t cover IMPACT DAMAGES DUE TO BEING DROPPED. Thank goodness I only bought the most expensive card in the store.

FUCKING LIFE.

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11 Responses to “FUCKING PHONE”

  1. aegis says:

    what is megatron !?

  2. wahgnube says:

    My laptop. My poor abused laptop.

  3. anita says:

    my laptop that i had when i was in grad school got abused a lot too. it’s completely messed up in so many ways…it just used to make me so mad to think “if only the phone hadn’t rung, i wouldn’t have gotten up so fast and tripped over the cord and dropped it!!”, things like that…happened way too many times.

  4. wahgnube says:

    Exactly. Waay too many times. And it’s always been something stupid wih the environment I was at at the time.

    At one point it couldn’t take it any more and refused to power up. I send it off for getting it fixed, see it after a month and a half, and it falls within a week. Again.

  5. Vigvg says:

    I think you are taking the term ‘lap’top too seriously. Try more like, small computer to keep on solid grounded surface.

  6. wahgnube says:

    What’s the fun in that?

  7. Adi says:

    welcome to the ‘real’ world :)

  8. IW says:

    ok you actually said fucking. That must have been a really expensive card.

  9. IW says:

    I currently have a laptop that is attached to its screen by a few bits of plastic and some stringy wires so yeah I do see why it is a fucking life.

  10. wahgnube says:

    adi: Yes, and it sucks. My sim would never do something so stupid.

    I coulda just played the game watching it play on a laptop.

  11. wahgnube says:

    IW: It was expensive. And I have to tell eeq, she wouldn’t believe I chose not to self-censor words to indicate magnitude of anger. Apparently it works.

    And yes, designers aren’t particularly concerned about robustness when they make these things. But then again, they don’t plan for it being dropped through 3-4 feet every week. But then again, they ought to.


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