IMR: 1997: December: 03 -- Wednesday, 4:38 p.m.
Hamilton Library, Univ. of Hawai`i-Manoa, Hawai`i
"There's got to be a natural law out there that says I can't own anything that works," William said today.

He's been having trouble with the Mac I sold him. After months of trouble-free operation at my apartment -- William, in actuality, using it more than anyone else -- it decides to go batty the moment it takes up residence in Hale Aloha Lokelani.

There are ways to juryrig it so that it runs anyway, but something's amiss. Endless "bus errors" on startup. Whether it's the system software or something hardware-related is yet unclear.

So, I'm here at Hamilton, waiting (with Micheal, who's studying linguistics and library shoyu at the same time) for William to get out of his 2-5 p.m. class so we can go down to his room and beat some sense into it. We're probably going to end up backing up his stuff, formatting the hard drive and installing a backup of the System Folder I made a few weeks ago.

That was the first and last time I ever made a computer backup, and I'm actually going to use it. How weird is that?

And how weird is this:

I was driving into Manoa to go to work on this blistery, blustery day when my parking pass popped off the rear view mirror and flew straight out the window.

I quickly parked my car and combed the sidewalk and gutters, but to no avail. 'Twas gone.

So, after getting to the office late and leaving early, I raced down on foot to the parking office to report the pass as lost and pick up a new one. I nearly got lost on the way back to my car... and those nooks and crannies of Manoa are a tad creepy.

What luck. Two weeks before the end of the semester, too.


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