Jul. 5th, 2010

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Sometimes I start wishing for a high-quality Aussie show that the world will get fannish over - and then everyone will start writing fic set in Australia, and I'll help beta everyone to make sure they do the swearing correctly, and soon there'll be huge amounts of fic with the characters wearing shorts to their Christmas barbecues and dodging spiders when they go outside and eating pies at footy games...


Then I realise that they'll all do it wrong. And the internet will suddenly be full of fic with people saying "G'day mate!" every few minutes, and having pet kangaroos, and all the OCs will be called Bruce and Sheila.

That makes me less enthusiastic about the whole idea.



(It would, on occasion, be nice to live in a country that people remember exists.)
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I emphatically do not want to hug Steve Jobs right now.



In the last two months, the things I have done to Lilac include:
- archive & install
- archive & install
- erase & install
- archive & install
- erase & install
- erase & install

That being a total of SIX complete reinstallations of the software. In many different ways.*

THIS IS NOT A SOFTWARE ISSUE.

* Plus, having to reinstall it again after the two times Lilac spontaneously erased herself...


I discovered, this afternoon, that when I took Lilac in to Apple to have her RAM redone (or so they told me) they did not, in fact, put in new RAM. Or take out the old RAM. Or do anything remotely hardware related.

Apparently, they started by reinstalling the software (an "erase & install") - and then Lilac appeared to be working perfectly.


I could have told them that. That is, in fact, precisely what has happened after the LAST SIX TIMES the software has been reinstalled. Followed by her working perfectly for a couple of days, and then not working anymore.


It staggers me that a bunch of people WHO HAVE ACCESS TO MY ENTIRE TWO-MONTH-LONG HISTORY OF REPEATEDLY RINGING APPLE, including ALL the details of what was done, can do something I've already done, see my computer functioning well for a whole half an hour, and conclude it was all a software problem that's now completely repaired.


*fumes*

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