Sarah’s been using this computer for a few months and all of a sudden, yesterday, it just stopped working properly. We would get a black screen of death, the always frightening kernel panic screen.
As any good boy would do, I thought I would just wipe the hard drive and reinstall the operating system. But because this computer is a Powerbook from 2004 (when I got this the Red Sox were last champions in 1918), I had to use Leopard.
And now it looks like my deprecated, Mac OS install disc has become corrupted so I need to find a new one now.
But if it’s a hardware issue, it will be time to say goodbye to an old friend. I have since replaced this guy with a MacBook Pro but this was always a reliable computer, having gone to many classes and having travelled to many conferences. Sarah gave it a second life after I got the MacBook Pro, but we’re still going to miss this old reliable computer.