April 11th, 2011

turbine

Salon Futura podcast, and further compu-woes

You can hear me in a panel discussion about YA science fiction in this month's Salon Futura podcast.

In other news, the brand new Mac Mini I bought to replace the one that died two weeks ago has, itself, died. It went roaring, like a Klingon, as its fan revved up to top speed when it crashed and never came back. Several attempts to revive it proved futile... it wouldn't even give the usual startup bong. Took it back to the shop and got a new one in exchange. Was dismayed to find the backup I'd made as soon as I got the previous new system all set up could not be restored. But I also had a Time Machine backup, which did restore just fine. So after one full day of cussing at technology I'm right back where I was. Yay?