After inadvertently unleashing a virus onto our PC, we spent hours pouring over solutions on Majorgeeks.com, hoping against hope to rescue this home-built computer, which had been so good to us for 5 years. We turned to our old and rusty iBook, which was unbearably slow compared to the powerful PC which once ran alongside it. The PC was rescued, and began to work like a dream again, while we cruelly abandoned the iBook. Alas, it was not meant to be. The PC's hard drive started making sounds, and that's never a good thing. It died quite unceremoniously, and then we discovered we had no backups at all! Suddenly, as if by magic, it restarted itself and gave us its all for about 30 magical minutes; enough time for us to frantically back all our data up. Then, it was all over.
We are shamelessly back to our senile iBook again, and praying that it will hold on until we buy another computer. And just long enough for me to blog, even if the posts will be devoid of snazzy Photoshopped pictures. Needless to say, it will be another Mac.