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Back from the Dead

My laptop is back from Compusmart, all fixed and happy. The good news is that it was only the screen dimmer switch, but the bad news is that it still cost me about $170. Not great for the wallet, but there were few other options. Buying a cheap monitor might've ultimately been less expensive, but it wasn't really an elegant solution, particularly when I have to eventually pack up and leave Canada later this year. I did actually sink into significant withdrawl while the machine was away being fixed, which is both interesting and a little sad. The whole experience did start me thinking about some kind of external backup system, like a DVD burner or a hard drive. Burning 25 CDs every time I want to back stuff up is pretty painful.