- My Macbook Pro was one of the ones covered under the Apple battery recall exchange program. I got the replacement last week, and the performance has so far been about the same as the old one. You’re supposed to send the old battery back to Apple, but I didn’t get any return shipping information in the package. When I called up Apple tech support this afternoon, they said that for some reason, I wasn’t required to send my old one back — probably because it was an education store purchase? I’m hoping not to get a bill for $100 some time in the next few weeks, but hey, I’ve got two batteries now.
- I’m meeting next Monday with the folks from the Big University about the engineering programs. I have this bad feeling I’ll show up, show them my plans, and will have some obvious but devastating error pointed out to me in the first five minutes of the meeting that blows the whole thing up. But no guts, no glory.
- Because of the engineering thing, and due to a large project that is due Friday that was dumped in my lap on Monday, blogging will be a little light for the rest of the week.
- And also because we’re heading to the State Fair tomorrow. Giant pork tenderloin sandwich, here I come.
- The basement on the house is finished, and the framing began today. If it goes at the same pace as a similar house that’s being built just down the street, it’ll be framed and roofed by the end of the month — maybe as soon as the end of next week.
- Speaking of house stuff, does anybody have an opinion about rangetops — specifically, whether you prefer gas over electric or vice versa? We’ve currently got plans for an electric range. Our former house had this electric range; I liked the evenness of the heating and the ease of cleanup you get with the radiant glass surface, but the surface began to discolor after cooking with very high heat (as in Asian cooking) and it seemed to take a long time to get up to temperature. It wouldn’t be hard to run a gas line into the kitchen, so I’m wondering which way to go. There’s also pressure coming from the fact that nobody I watch on the Food Network has EVER used an electric range…
Tags: Macbook pro, laptop battery, engineering, dual degree, rangetop