My life is typically boring. Here are two random things of note from today:
1. I got back my MacBook after dropping it off to get everything repaired before the warranty expired. One thing I asked them to look at was the optical drive. It seems to be rather sensitive to scratched media, to the point where it would not read CDs that my ThinkPad could without a hiccup.
Anyway, while it was off for repair, Apple released a firmware update for certain optical drives that improved the readability of certain discs. I wasn't sure if that update would help me or not, but I was hoping to give it a shot if Apple's tech support couldn't find anything.
When I got back my laptop, I assumed they didn't fix it. However, when I got home and tried to install the firmware update, I was told I didn't need it. Initially dismayed that perhaps my overly sensitive drive was actually considered normal, I checked the firmware version of the drive and realized that: a) my drive is one of the drives that needed the firmware update, and b) the Apple techs did look at it and performed the firmware update for me.
So I excitedly tried the CD that previously choked on my MacBook. No problems at all. I even tried a DVD that makes both my PS2 and my friend's laptop choke at a certain point. Now my MacBook somehow plays it without a hiccup.
I am happy.
2. I recently made some Chinese buns (known as "baos") (pic here
, and here
). I had some leftover that I brought home from school in two ziplock bags that were placed inside my canvas bag.
When I came home today from the Apple Store, I found two ziplock bags on the ground that had huge gashes in them. Smelling them, I could tell that at some point, I had placed my baos in these bags. I figured that I might have ripped them apart to get at the contents, possibly because I was transferring them to other bags (even though I don't actually remember *ever* doing this). Then I realized, wait why would I do this, these are ziplock bags after all, I could just open the top. I checked my canvas bag to see if the bags with the baos were still in there, and... the answer was no.
My new roommate, for those of you who don't know it, has a dog. I usually keep my door closed when I'm not home, but I'm starting to think that at some point, I must have forgotten. And the dog found the baos and ripped the bags open and consumed them.
I now worry that the dog will either be sick (the baos were starting to get stale, and plus its not food he's used to) or took them and hid them somewhere where my roommate or I might find them months later :(.