Much love and thanks for all the advice on my post about the saga of my crashing MacBook Pro. I got a lot of good tips, especially from people on Facebook. Maybe it’s the fans. Maybe it’s some wire. Maybe it’s a thermal issue. The MBP is still out at the Burlington Mall store, and higher powers at Apple have become involved, and I know they’re all doing their best to deal with what is admittedly a really tricky problem — intermittent glitches are the worst — and maybe they’ll be able to fix it this time and maybe they won’t, and anyway the thing is off warranty and never had Apple Care so if it’s gone it’s gone.
So to hell with it. The best advice I got was to just go get a new machine. And this morning that’s what I did. Got the 13-inch MB Air and this time I got the Apple Care plan too. I ordered online, so unfortunately I won’t have it in time for my trip to the Bay Area this week. But I’m excited to get my hands on it, and I’m grateful to the guys at the Apple store who have been really great about trying to find and exterminate the ghost in my old machine.