laptop horror

  • Laptop Horror Stories Final Vote

    Laptop Horror Stories Final Vote

    Ok, folks. We’re down to the wire here. These are our five entries emailed last week and today. Please read through them and pick the best one. We’ll hold open voting until noon EST tomorrow. 1. Flame On 2. MacBook Hell 3. Bloops 4. Rock and Crunch 5. UMPC Train Pain Vote after the jump. Read More

  • Laptop Horror Stories Entry #5: UMPC Train Pain

    Laptop Horror Stories Entry #5: UMPC Train Pain

    Another entry in our Laptop Horror Stories contest. As I was standing on the platform with UMPC in hand I recieved a phone call from my girlfriend and stupidly decided to reach into my bag with my right hand to answer the phone while my Q1 was in my left hand. As the 2 train came into view the usual horde of people began sprinting to the train to get in first. Anyone who lives in any of the 5… Read More

  • Laptop Horror Stories Entry #4: Rock and Crunch

    contest. It was a lovely afternoon as I was using my laptop while sitting in my recliner, when the phone rang. Cursing my forgetfulness, since I hadn’t grabbed my cordless phone off the charger earlier, I set my laptop down on the floor, closing it as I placed it there, and rushed to the phone. After my call was done, I came back and sat down – in my rocker-recliner – and the… Read More

  • Laptop Horror Stories Entry #3: Bloops!

    . It came out of no where. There are no signs. You and your love have spent every day together, mornings…evenings…you can’t keep your hands off. Then suddenly life decides to play bitch for a day. You wake up one morning, do your daily routine and then BAM! They are gone. No signs, no warnings. I can’t help but feel completely responsible for what happened. Life is cruel. Read More

  • Laptop Horror Stories Contest Reminder

    Laptop Horror Stories Contest Reminder

    Hello, kiddies… welcome to the Crypt of Laptop Horror Stories (TM). You have until next Monday, 12pm EST, to send me your worst laptop horror stories — how your laptop fell into a toilet, how your Gateway exploded on your granny’s lap — and you could win one of three beautiful prizes. Koss Cobalt Bluetooth Headphones One of two RhinoSkin 13″ MacBook Cases in Black or… Read More

  • Laptop Horror Stories Entry #2: MacBook Hell

    Laptop Horror Stories Entry #2: MacBook Hell

    Another entry in our Laptop Horror Stories contest. How is your white MacBook doing? Any more problems? Do you still like the white? so I thought I’d take the time to respond to Ben with an update on my MacBook experience. For those of you keeping score at home, I have not been too happy with my Core Duo MacBook. Before I state all of my MacBook problems I will say that this is an early… Read More

  • Laptop Horror Stories Entry #1: Flame-On!

    Laptop Horror Stories Entry #1: Flame-On!

    The first entry in our Laptop Horror Stories contest. I had an RDI laptop for doing enterprise software demos at customer sites. The laptop was a SPARC Solaris workstation (only slightly smaller) that ran on 4 rechargeable D-cell batteries taped together (lasted 20 minutes on a charge if it was new). The system was the size of today’s big media-center laptops, so not fun to travel with. Most… Read More