Laptop saga ends

November 17, 2004

The laptop showed up today. No stickers noting tuesday-only service and the delivery person neither gently placed the laptop on the porch nor did they ask for a signature. They tossed it and left. I called DHL and let them know exactly how unhappy I’ve been with their “service”. Laptop looks pretty good though. All the pieces are here, afaict, but the battery life on this little 4 cell battery is kinda poor. I think I’ll let it run this way for a week or so then maybe pick up the 8 cell battery. Right now it seems like acpi has no concept of an idea how long it will take the battery to charge.

Now the new quest is to find a good laptop sleeve that:

  • has enough space to carry a small notebook and my AC adapter
  • isn’t leather
  • isn’t ugly
  • doesn’t cost $300

Many thanks to Thomas for providing me with the drivers for the wireless card. There are still lots of things to assemble but it is slowly coming together.


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