Monday, March 13, 2006

Mercury Retrograde Redux

Wasn't it Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawat who mentioned last year that Mercury Retrograde was not a good time for him? He must be making offerings to temples left and right just to stay afloat until March 25, hehehe.

On the home Powerbook is back with a vengeance! The newly replaced LCD is working wonderfully! The techie at my friendly neighborhood Apple reseller also replaced my 768mb worth of RAM with just one 1G chip - I just traded in my two old 512mb Kingston chips (I have another 768mb worth of RAM in the other dead Powerbook I bought just for parts, all that remains now are the two OEM 256mb chips). He also tested my Firewire/USB mini HDD enclosure (which wouldn't mount). It turns out that the firewire cable doesn't work (the USB cable does, but you will need to plug the AC adapter, which defeats the purpose of portability). Good thing I can still have it replaced within warranty at Powermac Megamall.

What peeves me is that the enclosure cost me PhP 5,500 last year while my friendly neighborhood Apple reseller was selling a similar-but-fully- working product for PhP 2,000 less! Alas, that's what happens when one is desperate for emergency portable backup storage. I will NEVER buy from them again. My friendly neighborhood Apple reseller will now get ALL my custom. My techie there, Nomer, is THE BEST! If you are reading this and if you are a happy QC-based Mac owner, you probably know the outfit I speak of. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

As to the planet Mercury, I thumb my nose at you when I have such good friends at my side!