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Oct 8, 2006 • Karen

So on Saturday I found that when I unplugged my computer, it would die completely--either right away or after a short delay. Obviously not an ideal situation for a laptop. However, eventually I took out and replaced the battery, and that seemed to solve the problem.

This morning when I put my compy to sleep and unplugged it to bring it to school, apparently the same thing happened. My computer turned off and wouldn't turn on again. I didn't think too much of it--I'd fixed it easily the last time, right?

I took the battery out, then put it back in. Still wouldn't turn on. I moved to a seat near an outlet and plugged the computer in. Still wouldn't turn on.

Oh crap.

Zachary is comatose.

This is a problem.

I use my laptop to take notes in class--I don't have any dead tree notebooks. Not to mention all my art, pictures, music, writing...basically my whole life is on my computer. If I can't make him boot even as a hard drive...that is bad.

I'm writing on a DIS laptop right now. They're slow and they only run Windows. They don't have AIM (Nelson, what's the web-based AIM client you found again?), they don't have an FTP client or any respectable photo software, and while they have Skype they don't have Gizmo.

This is seriously not cool. Don't ask me how I'm going to write two papers, two paper proposals, and EU interview questions this week when the nearest computer has a funky-ass Danish keyboard and is a three hours round-trip away. Don't ask how I'll post Copenhagen photos or update Nosve Release. Don't ask how I'm gonna stay in communication with my friggin' boyfriend six time zones away. Hell if I know.

...What am I gonna do??