300 miles between me and by iBook

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by superleccy, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. superleccy macrumors 6502a

    superleccy

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    To cut a long story short, yesterday I stupidly left my iBook somewhere 300 miles away. It's safe, but I won't get it back until Friday evening. In the meantime I have a crappy old Dell from work that I can browse the web on but not much else.

    This is an eventuality I had never accounted for. I feel really, really disoriented. Here are my observations so far:

    1) To play music, I actually have to get up of my lazy arse and select a CD from the rack and actually place it into my compact disk player.
    2) I have absolutely no idea how much money I can afford to spend on a day-to-day basis
    3) If there is a TV or radio programme I want to watch/listen to, then I have to actually watch/listen to it when it is actually broadcast
    4) Regularly cloning your hard drive to an HFS+ triple-interface Lacie is all well and good untill you need to access your stuff from a Windows XP machine
    5) Regularly doing an incremental backup to DVD-R is all well and good untill you need to access your stuff from a machine that hasn't got a DVD reader
    6) My friends and family think this is really, really funny.

    SL
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    Consider this your punishment for being careless about your iBook. Next time, you lose all your Mac privileges.
     
  3. SkyBell macrumors 604

    SkyBell

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    I know you must de disoriented and confused, it happens when you don't use windows for a long time, or a Dell, for that matter.

    Although to help you, they do make Safari and iTunes for Windows.:)
     
  4. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    I use PC's at school, just because I can't help it of course but it still sucks?
     
  5. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    How many times have you tried a hot corner or pressed F9 to run expose, and then realized you're in Windows?
     
  6. superleccy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    superleccy

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    Actually just now.

    Again.
     
  7. MattG macrumors 68040

    MattG

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    Ugh...I do that ALL the time. What's more is I try it on other people's Macs, who haven't turned that functionality on. Drives me nuts :p
     
  8. Ish macrumors 68000

    Ish

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    Start the countdown . . . only three days left . . .

    Reminds me of the time between my PB being pinched and getting another one when the insurance company agreed. :( I hadn't long changed to Mac then either, but having to go back to my old laptop was :eek: Oh, but the bliss of going back to Mac! Almost worth it (no way!!)

    only 2.99 days left . . .
     

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