Strip Hits the Fanon November 28, 2011 at 12:44 pm
Sorry for the lack of a strip last Friday; I was giving myself Thursday off to enjoy Thanksgiving with my family, and had every intention of working on JEFbot the next day and posting the strip late. When I tried powering up my MacBook Pro Friday afternoon, however, I found that one of its internal fans had died during my turkey binge. I immediately called the closest Apple Store, and, after being on hold for quite some time (due, no doubt, to the Black Friday sales going on) I was told that I would need to make an appointment and drop my computer off, and might need to leave it with them for 2-3 weeks, possibly longer. Since I don’t have a back-up computer, I really needed a fix right away, so started calling computer shops around town to find the fan. I didn’t find a shop that had the correct part (and was open for business) until Saturday afternoon. So, after I procured the part, I ended up spending the rest of the afternoon taking apart my laptop and replacing the fan (with the help of an online video that I followed along with on my iPad.)
Anyway, this is all an extended way of saying that I wasn’t able to get to last Friday’s JEFbot, but, barring anything else unforeseen happening, this week’s strips (we’re back on a Tuesday/Friday schedule, remember) should be posted on time. Thanks for your patience.
Bummer dude. Sounds like you need a backup laptop.
planning on getting a proper desktop computer, Greg, so i can use my MBP as a backup, but i’m waiting for the new iMacs to come out next year. waiting, waiting.
Just glad it could be fixed relatively easily. Love the comic keep up the great work!
thanks, Jereme! yeah, when my computer started making a horrible noise i was afraid it was the hard drive or worse. thankfully, this was a fairly easy fix.
I thought Apple’s never had any problems! *GRIN*
ha! yeah, right. to be fair, though, my Macbook Pro is over five years old and hasn’t had many problems and still runs Photoshop like a champ!
Sorry to hear that, ‘bot! Taking notebooks apart and getting them back together is tricky work. (Keeping the screws organized is the toughest part for me.) Thank God I haven’t had to do that with my new Toshiba. Yet. 😉
yeah, i took my laptop apart a couple years back, Insectoid, and ended up losing one of the back screws. i made sure to keep them all organized and labeled this time. 🙂
Glad to see you’re back in business. I’m happy to say I just bought myself a nearly-brand-new MacBook Pro, myself. It’s fast enough to run a Cintiq, but now I don’t know if I want one (I’m scarce on funds now) — it works great with my Intuos 4.
lol…remember JB, you can always give it to me if you dont want it anymore….:)