Shit hit the fan yesterday and my 5 weeks old laptop crapped out on me. I scraped as much funds as I could to upgrade from the $230 worth of netbook with 11″ screen and 1GB RAM I had been using for 4 years so I upgraded during the Boxing Day price drop.
And here I am, half way across the globe, somewhere in the middle of Asia with a laptop that no longer works. I did not bring the receipt with me cause I didn’t think I was leaving with a piece of junk that was only gonna work for barely over a month.
I called Toshiba Canada yesterday and the tech said after I described the problem to him that they would fix it but because Toshiba laptops don’t come with international warranty, I would have to have it fixed in Canada. Which means I would have to ship it to someone so they can ship it to Toshiba because Toshiba would have to ship repaired unit back to the address in Canada so then that someone would have to ship it to me wherever in the world I’ll be at the time. If all goes well, I’m looking at one and a half to three months without the means to post updates. From time to time I may be able to make an appearance from an internet cafe, but… have you ever been in an internet cafe in a third world country in Asia???
I was thinking what I’d do with all that new gained time I will have now. Maybe I’ll do what normal people do and like… watch TV or some shit. But anyway, I’ll try to do my best to make a post here and there at least every couple of days, although I’ll do my better to conjure more. There will be a slow down, though. Buying a replacement notebook would be an option, if I weren’t the poorest man in the world. But I’ll be looking for retired, third party knock offs which hopefully will go for a low price.