My Whole Expanse I Cannot See…

I formulate infinity stored deep inside of me…

Aug 29

iBook Surgery

Category: Life

My assistant, Sarah, has an iBook with a dead logic board, so I convinced her to hack it open and save the hard drive… which she did! It was fucking impressive…

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  1. Ben Harris August 30th, 2008 2:59 pm

    Awesome! A few months ago I replaced the hard drive in my G4 iBook. I’d never done anything close to that level of disassembly. I had seven or eight pieces of paper with maps for the screws drawn on them.

    I used this: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/iBook-G4-14-Inch/Hard-Drive-Replacement/84/15/

  2. michael August 30th, 2008 3:07 pm

    That’s the site we used!

  3. Andrew Yates August 30th, 2008 10:21 pm

    Dude, you should learn to program. It’s less typing than writing, and people actually care about the result (unlike poetry. Let’s face it, nobody likes internet poetry except the author, and almost all of it sucks. I’ve written internet poetry, and I stand by my assertion.)

    I’m personally due for a skill-upgrade myself, so if you’re interested to learn Erlang programming language or Google App Engine, let me know. Given that you probably don’t have any programming experience, you probably don’t have any habits, so you can learn new ideas from scratch.

    Unfortunately, I use emacs as a program editor which requires “chords” of keys. VIM would probably be great for you, though I don’t know it well. I’d have to learn it to teach you (something I’ve been meaning to do anyways…)

  4. michael August 30th, 2008 11:00 pm

    I know internet poetry sucks, and I know that nobody cares about it. I don’t even think what I wrote constitutes a poem. I just don’t care that nobody cares. I had a silly idea and I wrote it. I write because I like it. I don’t know that I’m trying to create “results.”

  5. Andrew Yates August 31st, 2008 4:45 pm

    I’m not talking about your poetry, but poetry in general.

  6. michael August 31st, 2008 4:53 pm

    Sylvia Plath is pretty well-remembered… Kurt Cobain turned random lines of poetry into some amazing songs…

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