Yesterday my wireless stopped working. I didn't think too much of it. I figured re-install drivers, restart the computer, all will be well.
That's not the case. The computer knows that there's a device somehow related to networking that isn't working, but it doesn't even know that it's the wireless adapter (even if I tell it) and it will not work.
This is a problem for two reasons. First, wireless is how I connect to the internet. If I'm at home then it's simply not feasible to plug directly into a cable for anything more than a short time (so doing it to download the correct drivers was ok, but doing it for blogging not so much.) If I'm not at home then often I don't even have access to non-wireless means of connecting. Second, I need to get it fixed. This is why I have a warranty after all.
While it's away being fixed I'm not going to have a computer.
To say that this will adversely affect my posting is like saying that Buck Williams is bad at making analogies.
Of course I can post from other people's computers, as I am now. So we'll see what happens.
(Also, August 3rd is my birthday, if you're interested in getting me something.)