According to [DHL,](http://www.dhl-usa.com/home/Home.asp) my new hard drive and Windows XP install CDs are “out for delivery” and should hopefully be here soon. Yesterday, the Dell lady kept saying “2 business days” for delivery and I argued with her insisting that my 4 year “everything but the kitchen sink” warranty entitled me to next day delivery. She played the company line for a while and then said, “look, you’re going to get it tomorrow I just can’t commit to say that.” Ah, okay. Sure enough, the DHL site shows it shipped for “Next Day” delivery. Is it really that difficult to say?

I stopped at CompUSA this morning and picked up one of those [laptop fan](http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=306230&pfp=SEARCH) base things. It was something I always meant to look for and never got around to. I don’t know for sure if heat killed the drive, but it didn’t help.

Got a couple of good [Belkin USB hubs](http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=&Section_Id=200433&pcount=&Product_Id=158932) too. Tired of buying cheap hubs that my devices don’t like. The USB hub on my cinema display died last night. Technically, [yesterday wasn’t one of my finest.](http://www.momathome.com/viewfromhome/2005/08/clicking_is_nev.php) I had been having trouble with the ports on the display for a while. My scanner is plugged in to it and most of the time, I have to unplug/plug the cable in so the scanner would be recognized. Yesterday, no amount of plug swapping made a difference. Scanner worked fine in other ports. Other devices didn’t work when plugged in to the monitor. It’s dead, Jim. I have AppleCare on the monitor…but do I *really* want to call and bring the monitor in or deal with a replacement or do I want to just plug stuff in elsewhere? Elsewhere it is.


One response to “Waiting.”

  1. It just seems so wrong to have Cinema Display that’s covered and not fix it.

    Promise me you’ll at least _plan_ on taking it in after you’ve gotten past “bad tech week.” 🙂