Out of commission

My MacBook hard drive, a Samsung 840 EVO, seems to be good and dead. I had hoped that it was just the file system that had gotten messed up, and reformatting it would allow me to use it again, but that didn’t work. It’s less than a year old, so I’m hopeful I can get a replacement from Samsung. But their support line is only open Monday to Friday, so I’m not going to be able to deal with that today.

I had a plan all mapped out to reformat the drive, install OS X, migrate my data from my backup drive, re-install a bunch of applications, and so on and so forth, but I’m not getting that done today.

And I had also been planning to drive out to my local Cablevision store to pick up a CableCARD for my new TiVo Bolt, which should be arriving next week. But, after visiting my doctor yesterday, I’ve found out that my little stomach problem might be a bigger deal than I thought it was. He’s got me on a clear liquid diet for the weekend. So I don’t really have the energy to get in the car and drive anywhere.

So I’ve got the MacBook disassembled on the kitchen table, and I’m using my ThinkPad instead, for now. The rest of the weekend will, I think, involve lots of comic book reading and napping, with occasional breaks to consume Jell-O, ginger ale, and mushroom broth.

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