As someone said, from BoingBoing pariah to CuteOverload star in six hours. That was fun. I’m still banned, and have gotten no reply to my letters asking for an explanation or follow-up, but I’ll post about it if I do. It’s definitely been interesting and unexpected.
To a small degree I made my netbook less steal-able by covering it with stickers (from the zombie walk prize pack, one that an IAM friend sent to Caitlin years ago, and a teddy bear from Cassie), but I’m still quite aware that it could be stolen, or, more likely, that I could lose it. I actually left it at a store a few days ago because I was helping the girls with the gumball machines and got distracted… Seeing as there’s a lot of writing on the machine, which I do back up but isn’t constantly synced, it has a great value to me. In order to increase my chances of it being returned, I changed the desktop wallpaper to a big note that has my contact details (phone and email) and says that there’s a no questions asked reward (specified exactly) for the computer’s safe return. The reward is sufficient, much more than a stolen computer could be sold for, that I’m sure that I’d get it back.
Thanks to everyone who’s been posting birthday wishes on Facebook. It’s looking like a good day so far, going to a friend’s restaurant for dinner, and yesterday I got a wonderful bunch of stuff in the mail — a nice book, some awesome knives, and a fat cheque that was totally unexpected (can’t go wrong with that). I feel very lucky. Oh and it’s also the 12th anniversary, in a way, of my relationship with Caitlin.