So, after my vacation, my old laptop seemed to have taken a few hits too much, and long story short, the screen is close to just falling off the mountings. Solution: Get a new laptop. I was planning to get one soon anyway. This just sped up the process.
I spent a few days looking and finally found one that looked perfect for me, and I bought it.
Sadly, about 4 days later... it wouldn't start properly after some updates were installed. Not something I did, mind you. Just normal automatic updates. And new laptops usually have many of those to install.
So, back to the shop, and after a few days I got it back, and now all should be good.
Well... wrong... Because this time, barely 2 days after getting it back, same problem. So today, I went back again and delivered it. Seems it has to be something weird with that computer specifically, and I've been unlucky. And when I bought it, it was the only one left. The one that had been on display. It's not impossible some pranksters have done some things to it while the shop-keeper was looking away.
Luckily, he's been very nice and proffesional and understanding about it all, and he's done all he can to help. Good worker, that guy. He's doing all he can to make sure I get a new laptop of the same kind, and as fast as possible.
But currently, I'm on the old one, and I dare not move it from where it's placed now because every movement makes the screen get slightly more off where it's supposed to be. I'll keep it for as long as possible (meaning until it dies), mostly because it doubles as extra storage space, and it does in fact work. And even if the screen does fall off, I can still connect it to an external screen. Still, I WANT MY NEW LAPTOP!
So, that's what I'm up to these days. Just commuting between home and the shop, trying to get the laptop to work and not give in after every single automatic update.