No good deed…

No good deed…

“No good deed goes unpunished.” Save a life, and how is your benevolence repaid? Your lifeline, the thing that connects you to the world, your family, your friends, is severed. Not cut with the finesse and skill of a surgeon, but mangled slowly, painfully, like a wild animal caught in a trap forced to gnaw its [...]

100 Word Challenge: Habit

100 Word Challenge: Habit

Over the weekend, my laptop power cord started dying. It’s been acting wonky for a while, even has a few red, electrical tape bandages. It’s one of those MagSafe power adapters that is supposed to have a quick-release detachment if the cord is yanked out. It works, but not without consequence. I’ve nutted up the [...]

One bad apple

An apple a day Feeds my Internet habit This one is rotten Haiku Friday is hosted by Lou at LouCeeL. My poor, little, 5-year-old Apple MacBook is slowly, and painfully dying. She was ill last winter and underwent some lengthy rehab, but this time, I think she not long for this world. It makes me [...]

Laptop mutiny

Last week, without warning, my laptop mutinied against me. A dark grey band appeared on the screen, almost dead center, obscuring anything beneath it, and forcing me to adjust any open windows back and forth, to be able to read what's there. A quick poll of my Innernetz friends narrowed down the problem to either [...]