Looks like my triumphant return to regular updates is on hold a wee bit longer. After weeks of waiting until I was all settled in at my new apartment, my computer arrived from San Francisco yesterday — more worse for wear than I would’ve liked.
Somehow, the United States Postal Service managed to bend, fold, spindle, and mutilate my computer case. So much so that the steel frame is permanently dented in many locations. The power supply was somehow knocked loose, my dvd drive was shoved in about half an inch, and it’s scratched and dented all over. Thank god I had the foresight to remove the hard drive and carry it by hand. Still, my computer is in no shape to be running right now.
Luckily, it was insured before being sent out. I filed the claim last night, but word on the playground is that s.o.p. is to drag their feet for at least a week before eventually getting around to looking at the claim. I’ve been reading a lot of horror stories online that don’t fill me with much confidence. There was one story of a guy who insured five laptops for $3,000 total. The USPS lost the laptops, and two months after the claim was filed, they finally paid out for the five missing computers. A whopping $78.
In any case, I’ll try to keep updating every now and then by way of my tiny Dell Mini 9 netbook and straight-from-camera shots from my Lumix. But until I eventually get to replace the old girl, most of my major photo work is gonna be on hold.