Folks just want to let people know that I probably won't be online as much for the next few weeks. The power cord for my laptop is more or less useless. For the last few weeks, my cord will power my computer but it won't charge the battery. I know it's not the battery as I used the power cord from my brother and uncle's laptops and it charged just fine. At this point, the power just cuts out randomly and keeps restarting my computer everytime it cuts out. That can't be good for my computer so I've just decided to not use it so I don't mess it up more.
I'm pretty annoyed, not at the computer but more at myself. This is the second cord I've had to get in the last three months for my laptop. Instead of figuring out which model laptop I had, I got a generic brand replacement cord that had removeable adaptors (so that the plug could work with a variety of laptops) and a really short cord. I paid way too much for the replacement and that's what I get for being impatient. After about 3 months of use where I overestimated how far the cord would reach or accidentally pull the adaptor out, the cord is pretty much dead.
Luckily two things have happened that makes my feel slightly better. One, I know which model laptop I have and I can get a replacement cord that is much, much cheaper. Two, I start my new job next week and I'll be able to get a new one as soon as I get paid. Until then I'm on my folks computer which is pretty old. It works great for check e-mail but that's about it. So my time online will be limited.
This shouldn't affect my submitting things to certain people but I thought I would give people a heads up.
the lightning's bad but at least it's not loud
- Just a brief announcement.