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My iBook

For some reason, I recently became convinced that my iBook was approaching its 3rd birthday. When my power adapter died this weekend, I began reconsidering how long I’ve had it. So I dug into my iBook records and checked the receipt… I bought it on 11/24/2002, so I’ve had my iBook about 20 months– it’s not quite 2 yrs old. This seems important, primarily because I was thinking that my sweet little iBook was becoming a dinosaur… I mean, it performs excellently to this day (aside from the dead power adapter I had to replace today– which had some cool side-effects– see today’s earlier entry)… but I was thinking that it was getting up there in the years, so far as technology lifespans go. Anyhoo… while my iBook may be “middle aged,” it’s still a fresh-faced youngster to me 😉

Mac Specialist

I’ve been trying to get a part-time job to supplement my income… so that I can pay off my exisiting credit card debt… and perhaps one day actually have enough cash on hand to buy a REAL shower curtain 😉

So, this is interesting. This weekend, my iBook’s power adapter decided it was its time to croak. The only thing worse than a laptop with a dead battery is a laptop with no way of charging the battery… or even running the machine. So, I checked out apple.com/store to see how much a new power adapter was gonna set me back… $79! Man, I love my mac, but it sucks when things break because it’s expensive! Anyhow, I HAVE to get this power adapter because I have work I need to do on my iBook that’s time-sensitive. So I figured I’d stop by my local Apple Store this evening… at Northpoint Mall.

Then, I realized something– why not see if the Apple Store is hiring??! Apple, being it’s super cool self, has a job search on its site… even for retail jobs. So, a few clicks later, I’d sent my resume to Apple for a Mac Specialist position at the Northpoint Retial Store. And I’m excited at the prospect– this sounds like a part-time job that I could actually enjoy. An employee discount at the Apple store would rule, too.

Needless to say, someone from the Apple store called me this afternoon– talk about turnaround! I’ve got an interview on Wednesday for a part-time position. I only hope that my somewhat limited availabilty (primarily weekends, holidays, perhaps a couple weeknights) doesn’t pose too big of an issue as far as getting the job. I mean, obviously I’m not concerned about my qualifications. Frankly, I’m overqualified for the position, but that’s the point in my seeking part-time gig. I mean, it’s certainly more appropriate than most of the part-time jobs I’ve been considering. I really think it could be a fun job… it’s the only position I’ve been really excited about in my recent search for a second job. Here’s hoping…

laurensworld circa 1999

I found this old zip disk when I moved, and I’ve been meaning to bring it in to work because I don’t have a zip drive at home. So, I brought it in today, and it’s got laurensworld.com from 1999! Now, that was back in the day when the site was filled with content, and it had some badass graphics. Check out this graphic that was on the first page of the site… I’m still proud of it to this day. If only I hadn’t lost the original Photoshop in an unfortunate disk drive death… But oh well, that’s life. Check out some old skooL laurensworld, and I’ll be sure to post more later. I’ve got to get this stuff off of the zip disk so I can sort through it tonight/this week.

The original was too wide (it screwed up my blogger layout), so I posted a thumbnail that links to the original. Enjoy!