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Spent the day yesterday back and forth to the Apple Store trying to get our old MacBook Pro fixed - it had been acting really funny lately so I tried to update the software - which didn’t fully install and kinda bricked the machine - the Apple Store was able to get Mavericks loaded and now it is working - but it keeps shutting down unexpectedly and having safari errors and displaying weird graphics - I’m pretty sure the ram is bad - only thing is - $100 dollars to upgrade the ram and no guarantee that it will do the trick - plus the computer is pushing 5 years old - how much longer will it last?

So the other day the craziest thing happened - my wife and I were driving to the hotel we were staying at over the weekend - the weather was threatening - tornado watch - we were listening to a podcast on my iPhone when suddenly the volume goes down, and an emergency broadcast noise starts coming out of the phone - I looked at the screen and there was a message about a tornado warning where we were now at and to take shelter - we were in the middle of nowhere - we started looking around for a tornado but kept on driving - about a half mile later we had to pull over because of the wind and rain - no visibility - everything had this weird silver look to it - I really started to believe we were going to see what it was like to die in a car during a tornado - then it passed - pretty cool technology, though, mixing emergency alerts with gps and iPhones…

MacBroke

We have this old MacBook Pro - 5 years old - that I’ve been pretty much ignoring for a while - I spend most of my time on my MacBook Air and iPad Mini - but my wife and kid uses it - well it’s been slowing down a lot lately so I tried to update the software to Mavericks - it downloaded but won’t install - when I tried to fix the hard drive and permissions, it basically died - I tried to recover it from time machine - that kinda worked but now the software is all messed up - missing icons, funky things happening on the screen, the finder not opening - all kinds of things messed up - I went from never using this computer to now being obsessed with it - how can I fix it - how are we going to live without it - oh woe is me…