The idea that we’re on the brink of a return to normalcy is flatly insane. We’re barely saying hello to covid-19 in its mild and moderate mercies.
This reporter, in Kansas City, thinks he probably has a mild to moderate case of Coronavirus. He can't tell for sure, because there are no tests available. He doesn't know how he got it, because he works from home and took all the precautions. He's been dealing with the symptoms for nine days, and says it feels like getting hit with a ton of bricks.
In the absence of March Madness (like I give a fuck) 512 Pixels is running a voting bracket for our favorite Mac. As a power user who has owned, fixed, or laid hands on 90% of the models listed here—pour one out for my Quadra 840AV, and good riddance to all the Power Mac G5 towers I ever owned—I definitely have favorites. Vote early, vote often.
All too often, it will self-destruct, shattering its internals and forcing the bits and pieces through the rest of your AC system. The microscopic metal shavings mix with the lubricating oil and create a tough "black" sludge that clogs the narrow passages in the system and is impossible to clean out completely.
I wonder if this is why our A/C system has never really felt like it was up to snuff? We had to replace ours last year right before we went on vacation; perhaps this was the problem.