My Powerbook’s hard-disk failed. So I’ll be completely offline for a week or more.
I was attempting to migrate to Ubuntu Linux at the time, so I had thought that all the slow boot-ups and IO errors I was experiencing might have been my own fault, the result of me and gparted messing up my partition table together, but it looks like I was wrong. I wasted a good four days last week trying to move all my data into a new system that was never going to work. I’m out of patience, so when I get my Powerbook back, I’ll be sticking with MacOS.
After a HD failure, I’m keen to go back to something that, famously, “just works.” Being alone in a foreign country, where you don’t speak the language, without email access, the web, Skype, and a computer to write on is just too traumatic. No more fiddling, as I promised Annnette a few days ago.