So my laptop died.

That sucks.

Apparently, when the copper wire from the power cord is exposed (from wrapping it around the adapter 5 times a day) and you have to set it just right to get power to the laptop, something is wrong.

Here I thought I was better than the laptop and I could just not move the cord and I wouldn’t have to send it off to Tech Support for weeks. Well, that worked out for a couple weeks…until today…

So there I was, just enjoying my Spring Break, watching TV when I said to myself “Self,” I said, “Why don’t I bring the laptop in here and get on the internet, after all, the cord has survived this long, it must not have problems anymore.”

(Like I said, this was Spring Break, my brain doesn’t function correctly on vacation.)

Anyway, so I bring the laptop into the family room and proceed to hook it up. All went well, it just took a bit of wiggling to get the juice flowing from the wall to the laptop, and I was off! That is, until the power stopped flowing and the comp shut off.

This obviously wasn’t supposed to happen, so I went down to the cord to investigate further. Then, in my infinite wisdom, I made the mistake of grabbing the cord at the part after the exposed part that wasn’t working.

ZAP!!

“OW!”

After my finger stopped tingling, I looked at it without touching it, and realized that the plastic around the cord had melted about 8 inches past the broken part and now my laptop had no power.

Damn.

So now I am stuck with a laptop that needs to be sent in to tech support so they can replace the cord and the battery (I should add that Toshiba Tech Support has a policy of wiping the hard disk of every computer they get, even if they just need to replace the cord) that has not been backed-up in god knows how long and contains everything important to me (e-mail, comic stuff, D&D stuff, high scores, etc.).

Pooey.

Luckily, I managed to get the cord working again (at the risk of burning down my house) for 10 minutes so I could hop on the network and back everything important up. But that’s not the point. The point is, if you have a problem, get it fixed soon so you don’t burn your house down or at least shock yourself real bad.

Wait, that’s not the moral…ah screw it, I have a comic to write…

So long!

-Andy

Hey, it’s me! Color Guy Ry! In case you can’t figure it out I color the comic… (I sure hope you did figure that out) Anyways, I’d like to hear your opinions on the color scheme, I picked some odd colors for some things and untraditional colors for other (like the kobold, they aren’t red but he looks really good red.) Send me an e-mail or post something on the message board (whatever suits your fancy.)

Normaly this rant column will be used by Jason, but he’s having comp probs so I’m filling in (Andy won’t give me my own rant column that loser…) but I will get to use Jason’s when he doesn’t feel like writing anything. Also (and I have to do this) visit my other comic at room1337.keenspace.com. Sure it’s not as pro as this one but it’s getting there… slowly… very slowly…
Well, that’s all for now, see ya’!