« The Two Blogospheres | Main | Conquering by Dividing »


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.

June 28, 2005 | Permalink


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Annoyances:

» Northeastern Rural Electric Membership Corporation Implements Advanced Field GIS from adpole Technology
adpole Technology Provides Its Mobile GIS Solutions Based on ArcGIS Engine [Read More]

Tracked on May 7, 2006 4:56:55 PM

» Companies Stress Nutrition For Kids from legislation,
be reaching the food industry. Kraft and other companies are promoting their new healthier options. [Read More]

Tracked on May 23, 2006 9:14:49 PM

» Business Intelligence Technology Leverages GIS for Better Return on Investment from SRI Solutions
SRI Solutions to be demonstrated at Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2006 [Read More]

Tracked on Jun 13, 2006 2:01:45 AM

» Agriculture Department Faulted on Bird Flu Efforts from general's office
office said there was too much reliance on voluntary testing by the poultry industry and reports [Read More]

Tracked on Jun 28, 2006 10:57:26 PM

» RB Toolbar from rbtoolbar
RB Toolbar - уникальный и наиболее перспективный и продуманный проект... [Read More]

Tracked on Jul 21, 2006 12:11:55 AM

» alternative medicine baltimore from Medicine Words
Medicine Dictionaries and Word References Emergency Medical Technology ... [Read More]

Tracked on Jul 26, 2006 8:07:44 AM

» ALL Themes from Invision Power Board
He has set up a test blog so you can check it out - it’s great work. ... Note to all theme authors: In order to be considered for the competition, ... [Read More]

Tracked on Jul 26, 2006 11:06:30 PM

» Internet Statistic: lord hymn from Words 2006
Most Popular Words 2006... [Read More]

Tracked on Aug 2, 2006 4:30:58 AM

» Bvlgari from Bvlgari Watches
Great Saving On Bvlgari Watches Bulgari Watch Bvlgari Assioma, Bulgari Zero1, Bulgari Watch Tubagas, Bvlgari Diagono Aluminium, ... [Read More]

Tracked on Aug 5, 2006 6:19:15 PM

» burberry from Burberry Perfume
Buy Burberry perfumes and aftershaves from the best UK shops online. Click on one of the products listed below to compare prices to find the best price to ... [Read More]

Tracked on Aug 5, 2006 6:51:56 PM

» clinique from clinique: Read reviews and compare prices
Shop our selection of Clinique fragrances and cosmetics online. ... Search results for "clinique". Item 1 to 10 out of 580 Show all, sorted by Popularity ... [Read More]

Tracked on Aug 6, 2006 12:44:14 AM

» USA Embraces Bowen's Strength from can't be clearer
sport's national governing body, has taken to rebuilding its program than (Bruce) Bowen's inclusion in the group competing [Read More]

Tracked on Aug 7, 2006 10:51:17 AM

» Popular phrase from Map Directory
A search engine directory map... [Read More]

Tracked on Aug 13, 2006 1:21:36 AM


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.

Posted by: fnook | Jun 29, 2005 9:10:20 AM

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.

Posted by: jdw | Jun 29, 2005 2:32:27 PM

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.

Posted by: pero | Jul 17, 2005 10:18:38 PM

Everyone should get car insurance quotes so get your online car insurance with a great auto insurance quote

Posted by: cheap auto insurance | Jan 4, 2006 1:07:30 AM

Nice site, everyone should get individual health insurance or have a group health insurance plan, a family health insurance plan, small business health insurance, self employed health insurance, student health insurance, short term health insurance or even dental insurance by getting individual health insurance quotes.

Posted by: individual health insurance | Jan 6, 2006 9:48:33 PM

Xanax is an anti-depressant belonging to the class of benzodiazepine drugs used for the treatment of various types of anxiety disorder. There are many people who buy xanax just to satisfy their xanax addiction. Such persons get a quick access to cheap xanax through xanax online. Xanax addicts buy xanax online without any prior prescription of a doctor.

Posted by: xanax | Jan 12, 2006 5:23:52 AM

diet pills like phentermine act as excellent weight loss medicines. People who are obese or extremely overweight buy phentermine for an effective weight loss program. Phentermine is also available as phentermine online. buy phentermine online from where you can have an access to cheap Viagra.

Posted by: phentermine | Jan 12, 2006 5:25:00 AM

great site, pls visit my online casino website:

Posted by: casinos | Jan 23, 2006 7:40:10 AM


Posted by: gloria | Jan 24, 2006 4:36:24 AM

Offshore Outsourcing
We are leading Offshore Software Development Outsourcing India Company

Posted by: Offshore Outsourcing | Apr 6, 2006 1:42:00 AM

Offshore Services
we are leading Offshore Software Development Outsourcing Services India

Posted by: Offshore Services | Apr 6, 2006 1:42:29 AM

Smart Card Development
we are leading Smart Card Development Solutions Programming Consultancy

Posted by: Smart Card Development | Apr 6, 2006 1:43:01 AM

Software Development India
We are leading Software Development India Company

Posted by: Software Development India | Apr 6, 2006 1:43:42 AM

Outsourcing India
RealitExperts is a leading global provider of offshore software development vendors.

Posted by: Outsourcing India | Apr 6, 2006 1:44:44 AM

Software Outsourcing India
We are leading Offshore Software Outsourcing India

Posted by: Software Outsourcing India | Apr 6, 2006 1:45:28 AM

Software Product Engineering
We are leading Outsourced Software Product Engineering Development Solutions Consultancy

Posted by: Software Product Engineering | Apr 6, 2006 1:46:01 AM

IT Services
IT services in India A premier global software outsourcing provider of offshore development services

Posted by: IT Services | Apr 6, 2006 1:46:44 AM

Taj Mahal
TajMahal India VisitAgra portal will help you to know more about Taj Mahal India Agra City of Love

Posted by: Taj Mahal | Apr 6, 2006 1:47:28 AM

WorldGreatRecipes will help you Recepies, Recipes, Cooking Recepies, Thanksgiving Recepies, Chili Recepies, Indian

Posted by: Recepies | Apr 6, 2006 1:48:04 AM

Website Development Company
ISTPARK is leading Offshore Web Site Design Development Services Company India

Posted by: Website Development Company | Apr 6, 2006 1:48:39 AM

The comments to this entry are closed.