After about 4 years of good performance, my MacBook decided it didn’t like me yesterday. I was using it without the power cord and the screen went black. I plugged it in and tried to turn it on and this is what I saw:
Paul Baker and a few others helped me out on Facebook and eventually I got super lucky and was able to get to a spot where I could do a backup. But then after that… nothing. So, this morning we headed to the Apple store in Lincoln Park. Turns out the computer needs to be sent out because the microprocessor is DONE. Also, the battery is shot, but I knew that already. I can only have the machine unplugged for a little bit before it dies.
So, my laptop has been sent out for repairs. Not really money I wanted to spend right now, but what can you do? I guess it’s cheaper than replacing the computer. Also? Not really what I wanted to do on my 40th week of pregnancy. Luckily it was a quick trip and I could go back home and… nap…
Hoping that they can fix it and that the issue is only what they determined at the store. Cross your fingers!
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February 3rd, 2013 · 1 Comment
For his birthday, Paul Baker got everyone together at Headquarters Beercade. This is a new(ish) arcade/bar that opened in the fall. We had fun playing a bunch of arcade games and pinball games and celebrating Paul’s birthday.
Headquarters had most of the same arcade games that Emporium has, the bar/arcade place we’ve been to in Wicker Park. I couldn’t help but compare the two places. Headquarters lets you play the games for no charge, where Emporium charges a quarter. I almost like paying the quarter more because then there are consequences when you die. At Headquarters you just keep pressing “Continue” til infinity if you want. It makes it so it doesn’t matter if you die. And also people can hog the machines forever! Headquarters is a little more of a sports bar feel. They have a lot of TVs and even when the games were over, they played some old Hulk Hogan WWF and American Gladiators. Both bars have good beer lists.
Dallas left after a few hours to meet some other friends. At some point after midnight Jess and I went and met Chris, Tim and Ken at Barrelhouse Flat. I’ve always wanted to go there after hearing my coworker Garrett talk about it. We had some fancy drinks and fancy popcorn. Then everyone said it was time to go home, but I went and met Alden for some decidedly not fancy tacos at Arturo’s. Somehow it was 3am and I had to go. Dallas and I got home at pretty much the exact same time. Long night. .. but fun. Happy bday, Paul!
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