My trusty iBook won't start. It has been having problems. They started about three days after the machine's Applecare plan expired.
The thing has been through a lot, though. It carried this blog from its beginnings. It has been to Washington state six times, Oregon and California twice. I've used it on airplanes, trains, light rail trains, busses, cabs, about five dozen coffee houses, a dozen bars, a score of restaurants, three Alaska State ferries, all our cars, a rented motorhome, a sailboat and other places.
I've used it to teach my classes at UAA since fall 2006. It has taken the minutes many meetings. I wrote three versions of Shards on it. I started my Sinfonietta on it. Nice Work, Kid - Don't Come Back comes from that iBook. I've probably made several hundred friends by communicating with it.
I've brought out my retired iBookG4 to help until the newer one gets fixed or replaced.
While setting it up, I looked through some of the photos stored in the older laptop. These four are pretty nice. I thought I'd share them. After a hard rain on July 7, 2006, the sun came out. The garden was in full bloom. The sun and the raindrops stuck on some of the plants and flowers was almost stunning.