Browsing All posts tagged under »laptop«

You Can’t Get Scurvy if You Drink This Much Juice

April 18, 2013 by


I hate being interrupted when I’m writing. And okay, I’m writing all the time at the moment. And I do enjoy spending time with my friends. But I was halfway through punching someone when I was dragged away from my laptop last night so I was stuck in this weird sort of limbo place where […]

Apple 13 Inch Retina Laptop: A Review (Contains References to Fire, Alcohol and Bananas)

November 16, 2012 by


Yesterday my new pony (er, laptop) arrived. And because it is so shiny (wonderful, brilliant, distracting) I did not write anything (brilliant, scintillating, or lunatic) to share with you this morning. Claire: Does the baby have a name yet? Me: I think I’m going to go with Rick’s idea and call him Bar Drake. Claire: […]

Help Me Save the Infant Laptop

November 5, 2012 by


This morning I was going to write something clever, or maybe even funny, or at the very least less incoherent and probably less about ducks. I was going to raise the bar. As the bar is on the floor after the last couple of weeks of fever posts I thought this would not be hard. […]

Asimov Was Right

August 1, 2012 by


Arkem: I’m trying to spray you. Me: Am I being bad? Arkem: You’re working again. Me: Oh. I am. Sorry. Arkem: It’s okay. Recidivist tendencies are expected in your case. But not while you’re on parole. Me: I’m on parole? Arkem: It’s night time. Me: But that’s when my recidivist tendencies are at their worst. […]

Sam Brown Expresses My Pain

May 23, 2012 by


Apple Nerds Rejoice for Waldo Has Been Found and the Deep Fried Mars Bar is No More

May 16, 2012 by


I spent yesterday flummoxing Apple geeks*. Which is a bit of fun. I recommend it if you’ve got an afternoon free and a way for taking your computers off the deep end. I told them what was going on and they were following along right up until I said, And then it said the hard […]

No One Expects the Spanish Inquisition. Or Satan.

May 15, 2012 by


My laptop just kernel panicked itself to death. Which is a really great way to start your day, let me tell you. This is a lesson to us all. Never become complacent. To reinforce this lesson for the rest of you I am going to leave this here:    

Getting Drunk and Losing Sleep Are Good For Creativity?

March 27, 2012 by


Arkem: Is Pan doing better after the transplant? Me: He is feeling so much better. At least I think he is. Right now he thinks he’s Bob. But we’re working on that. Arkem: We’re all a little groggy after surgery. Me: Yeah, hopefully he will be fine by tonight. Or tomorrow anyway. Which will be […]

The Death and Rebirth of my Life/Work/Writing/Soul/Addiction

March 20, 2012 by


Okay, today, today I love Apple. I think they are brilliant and wondrous and shiny. Which is a big step up from yesterday where I wanted to hit them with something heavy. There’s a lesson here — the highs are never quite as atmospheric until you’ve crawled through the gutter. Or something. Cause see yesterday, […]

White Blank Page

January 23, 2012 by


I am suffering from a rather severe form of blank page syndrome right now. My laptop (the lamented Pan Narrans) is falling apart again. Gracefully, but dramatically. So I’m using my backup laptop, which, after the last Pan debacle is at least installed with a relatively current OS and the most important programs. But otherwise, […]