Susan writes this up like she's joking, but it's strange yet true, our neighborhood is now infested by a smallish posse of disabled gangstas prowling the streets on motorized wheelchairs. It's not really what one would expect. Elsewhere in the world of things that suck, my computer developed a problem that had nothing whatsoever to do with my hard drive. Naturally enough, when the good people at Apple repaired it they erased my entire hard drive. But that's the kind of bullshit you expect. What you don't expect is that when they re-installed the system software, they downgraded me to OS 10.3 -- that shit I don't need.
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Well, I guess I'll take your word for it, but I've yet to see an actual posse of disabled folks on motorized wheelchairs. I've seen 'em in ones and twos, particularly near Flordia Ave grill, but haven't seen a whole swarm.
And for the record, that Return from Oz picture is the scariest thing I've ever seen.
Get a Mac!
That does suck. I hope you had backups of key files.
Posted by: md20/400 | Jun 29, 2005 1:34:42 PM
I think someone's been reading Infinite Jest again -- namely, the wheelchair assassins from Canada part.
I'm sorry Matt but by the laws of the internet Apples never breakdown. You must remove this post imediately or be swarmed by Appleheads cursing at you for doing somethign to harm the wonderful machine.
Posted by: Rob | Jun 29, 2005 7:51:26 PM
As long as they don't get a hold of the cartridge, I think we'll be OK.
Posted by: Aaron | Jun 30, 2005 12:03:38 AM
You talk about this gangstas in wheelchairs phenomenon like it's something new. Clearly your neighborhood is much less ghetto than mine. When I moved here I was amazed by how many people, including young, scary looking guys, I saw in wheelchairs, leg braced like I thought went out when the Salk vaccine came in, walkers, and canes. My ex-boyfriend, the health policy guru, helpfully explained to me that this was because poor people get worse access to medical care, and people with disabilities are more likely to be poor (Duh!), but Sue has also hit on a good explanation.
At least I still have more ghetto neighborhood cred than the two of you :)
Posted by: flippantangel | Jul 6, 2005 5:30:40 PM
That just happened to me too with Apple. Sent it in to fix the case, just a cosmetic problem. Comesback with a new hard drive.
Posted by: Brandon Chamberlin | Jul 6, 2005 11:32:12 PM
Yes. when my friend checked my powerbook into the "maclinic" they asked what OS it had. he told them Tiger. (which yes I had upgraded to that but it came with panther.
They installed it with 10.3 :) and they set it up so all of the permissions indicarted "apple" was the owner. What a pain in the ass.
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