A Titanium Disaster

There was a death in the Lawver family last night as I brutally and accidentally killed my TiBook. Now, it’s not dead dead, but it might as well be. I was putting it away last night when I picked up my case only to realize that it wasn’t zipped up. Unfortunately, the sound the clued me in was my beautiful Powerbook landing with a mortal crunch on the marble base of our hearth in the basement. There it lay, battery sprung out and a horrible crack in its face. The CD drive looked at me from behind its wounds in a grimace.

Unfortunately, it landed on the front right corner of the case, right by the slot-loading CD drive. There’s a big crack in the case right at the point of impact, another right through the bottom lip of the CD drive, and one more small one on the left top side of the drive. The whole case has a sickening lilt to it now, with the right side sitting a little higher than the left. The metal on the bottom is completely separated from the frame, and only held on by the screws. The battery won’t stay in if the machine is moved. The hard drive has a coughing whir.

And the best part is, the computer people don’t have any in stock! So I have to do the whole purchase, approval, wait forever process in order to get a replacement. I think today is a good day to start drinking.

By Kevin Lawver

Web developer, Software Engineer @ Gusto, Co-founder @ TechSAV, husband, father, aspiring social capitalist and troublemaker.


  1. mkg says:

    i have a 5yr-old bottle of pinot crap given to me by a mutual former manager in an overhead bin in my office. you’re welcome to it.
    there’s another one in there too, same vintage, but i have no recollection of who gave it to me. which manager, anyway. it’s also crap.
    probably good to clean/disinfect with, should you have any wounds.

  2. Jen says:

    Given that your previous blog was about how many computers you have in your office, it is hard to feel sorry for your loss.

  3. Kevin says:

    But it was my FAVorite. And coming from my wife, who also uses it while sitting on the couch watchin’ da TV, that’s just plain insensative (no, I’m kidding, really… ::sniffle::).

  4. Kurt says:

    Go Jen!

  5. webgrrlie says:

    oh kev, how could you? knowing where you work, and just how long it takes to get any new equipment around there, *I* feel sorry for you (so there, jen ).
    btw, i saw you in the cafe this morning, and, um, how do i put this delicately? your clothes are too freakin’ big, dude (this is a good thing)!! you’re really lookin’ good, kev. way. to. go.

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