Despite being the arrognant fix-computer-nerd I am, I was embarrassed to find out that the reason my laptop was acting funny was because my airport card had come loose. Yesterday night, my powerbook got a pseudo-black screen of death – where the screen shaded into gray and had a message that said \”you must restart your computer. hold down the power button\”. At first, I thought it was because my baby PB had reheated, but NOOO. So the following morning, I dragged myself to the CMU Computer Maintenace Group where I dropped off my laptop. In a few hours, they called back saying they just reseated the airport card and that everything was now fine.
That…I could have done it myself. But I suppose I am the kind of person that is reluctant to operate on my own precious objects. Of course, I would so happily work on any computer that is not mine!
So far, orientation has been…interesting. Met lots of interesting people. But the weird thing is how the schedule is set up. For several activities, they would direct us to a room, but then…nobody would show up. So we just end up socializing in the meantime. It\’s just so weird that there are at least 10 people originally from California. Of those 10, about 5 came from Berkeley. Even more so, there are about…6 or so people who came directly from undergrad. So I am not the youngest! :)
By the way, I got a (twin) bed yesterday. Yes, it\’s used, but then we sleep on beds in hotels and dorms all the time and they all have been used! I had two of my new friends (along with a new housemate) help me assemble it. (At first, I had dragged a shopping cart from Giant Eagle the supermarket around here to help me deliver, but the girl selling it to me was nice enough to deliver it to the house). Unfortunately, I sort neglected the four screws she gave me. I think in a few days I may be startled awake by an earthquake of the bed.
So despite all my vain pictures in my photo album, my cmu id looks horrible. Hm, maybe I should post it!