It was a sad day yesterday. My Mac has been shutting down randomly for the past few weeks. I've tried figuring out what I had open when it would happen. Finally, reading the crash reports and watching my usage, I determined it had something to do with my graphics card perhaps, as iPhoto and websites seemed to aggravate it.
I took it in to a Genius at Apple (where my husband and I worked for a couple of years), told him my computer's symptoms, and he said it was probably the video card. To confirm it, he plugged it in and ran a test on it. Suddenly, the screen flashed a huge FAILED from one side of the screen to the other.
There was nothing that could be done, short of a video card transplant. So it has been sent in to the Apple Hospital to receive a new internal organ. It will be back home in a few days. Today I am working on my husband's old Mac. I was going to just go without and maybe do laundry and clean the bedroom...but then I decided, nah! Starbucks, a venti decaf latte and an old Mac sounded better.
So here I am latte-d and late, but here, online. Happy. Guess I'll write a poem for Poetry Friday - what's left of it! But my friend, Linda Baie, is hosting so I don't want to miss it!
Computer o' Mine
We've ridden in cars
and on planes;
You've held all my pics
and of squall,
We've caught words mid-air
You've saved and found files
on some disk,
We've worked overnight
to sun up;
I'm missing you now,
I've bought you a card
to get well!
(that would be a swell, getting well new video card...)
Ok, so not my best work. But I'm sure my computer will appreciate it when it gets back after getting my "get well card"!
I should take it back in to the Apple Store and let them hook it up again, just so it can see the sign that says, A+! No more failing grades! Now that would make it feel really good!