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'Knock on wood: tomorrow's another day.' There's not enough wood to knock on.
Better make sure that piece of junk is a piece of junk, Sydney said. We're going a long way with it. Run the AHT, said a friend. Don't do it, said Sydney, I'm superstitious.
We ran the hardware test and everything came crashing down. In a matter of seconds the danged thing just went tits up straight away on reboot. All after the DVD was inserted.
It was a slaughter. Over two dozen rapid fire crashes. Uptime all told maybe ninety seconds.
Was it related to the DVD drive? Or how about the cursor seems to get stuck on screen right before a crash? Could it be something with the trackpad and the DVD drive together?
And now it's got 10.4.9 on it so maybe it was related to Rosetta?
The simple fact is it's not related to any of the above. Every theory has been blown by at least one irrefutable exception.
The only thing it's related to is one madman's unconscionable greed.
It's not like you bought a fucking Dell and the screen is cheap and the keys wear down. It's not like you bought a Gateway and the DVD drive won't work well.
THIS PIECE OF SHIT DOESN'T WORK AT ALL. IT CAN'T EVEN STAY ON ITS FEET TWENTY SECONDS AFTER BOOT.
No one in the industry has such an attitude towards customers and quality control. No one. Only this person.
What an ASSHOLE.