I’m not sure it exactly qualifies as “trouble”, nor does it exactly qualify as “paradise.” My personal laptop (which was ok, but I would never have described as “paradise”) has succumbed to Dell’s dread 7-beep syndrome, and I am uncertain of how to proceed. Do I try to get it repaired? Or do I just purchase a new one? This seems to be a not-uncommon issue with this laptop model, and, based on the experiences of others, I fear that any repair will be short-lived. If I read it correctly, the hard drive should be fine (and therefore recoverable)….it’s either the CPU or the motherboard that’s having an issue.
Either way, the lack of a computer makes blogging a challenge. I do have stuff to post about: a visit to the Jenkins Arboretum, my family rosebush in bloom, my new (mostly) finished closet, burger month at Iron Hill….but first, I must resolve my computing troubles. Suggestions on how to do this are welcome.