Poor, poor Zoltar

12 Oct

Friends,

Please pray for Zoltar… he’s got cancer of the everything.  He’s already two years old (which is like 80 in computer years), and it’s not looking good.  Yesterday he made a very loud, very sad computery noise and then shut himself down.  Sad, sad.  Laptops are not supposed to sound like airplanes, amirite? I knew Zoltar was sick, but now I’m wondering if he’ll even make it back from Chibication.  So, so sad.  I love you, Zoltar, and your Linuxy goodness, too.

 

I love you, Zoltar.

 

I am quite lucky to have a software-y Husband and a hardware-y Husband’s brother, but even with their powers combined it’s difficult to save a computer that is so poorly designed.  Who puts the intake for the cooling fan on the bottom of the computer, then covers it up with magnetic tape to redirect the airflow directly over the hard drive?  Really, Asus?  Really?  That’s like building a Superman whose nose and mouth just happen to be located on the soles of his feet, which just happen to be covered in kryptonite.

Anyway.  Please, if you pray, pray for Zoltar.  He’s a sick, sick superhero.  })i({

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3 Responses to “Poor, poor Zoltar”

  1. withduckandgoose October 12, 2010 at 11:13 am #

    poor Zoltar. i’ll say a prayer to the computer Lords and i’m supposed to tell you that computer-y husband’s brother is more than happy to take a look at good ol’ Z before you call the official time of death.

  2. Dave October 12, 2010 at 4:59 pm #

    Get a macbook pro. They’ve got those Core i thingies now. Apparently the aluminum cases get really hot, though, so you can’t use them on your lap. (Which is probably why they don’t call them laptops anymore.)

    So what was so great about Zoltar anyway? (besides his name, and running Linux)

  3. ferabeth October 12, 2010 at 11:56 pm #

    I don’t have pets… I have plants and computers, which I am apparently WAY too attached to. Ugh. To which I am way too attached. Gross.

    Cheers!

    -Melissa })i({

    http://www.ahappyone.wordpress.com http://www.etsy.com/shop/ferabeth

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