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Unhappy day: Coffee and Computers don’t mix after all…

My computer is at death’s door. It’s a sad time. I learned a hard lesson about coffee, computers, and electricity on Tuesday. I was trying to carry a wriggling baby, and some books – and I dropped the books onto a desk. The laws of physics and fluid dynamics took over – and coffee splashed over my laptop.

a sad equation

It died.

I took it to the Apple Store. They temporarily resurrected it, but gave me a bit of paper that declares “not economical to repair” – and a prognosis of “not very long” before the corrosion from the spill renders poor compy inoperable. It is insured to some degree – just how much is yet to become clear. But it looks like I’m in the market for a new computer…

Basically this situation reminds me of the end of this Strongbad’s Email 78.

This one also seems germain to the situation at hand.

I’ve also had this song in my head since.


Coffee and PC

If Blur were still around (and they may well be) then not only would their claims of superiority with regards to Oasis be borne out (on the basis of longevity alone) but this post title would be representative of the kind of song they’d write now…

That was a tangential segue worthy of Today Tonight. But tonight. In all its glory. I give you. The Coffee Casemod – a computer case with a built in, and working, software controlled drip filter coffee machine.

It is awesome. I commend it to you.

Here’s how to make your own.