Dear patient readers,
Thank you so much for all your words of encouragement, donations, and other offers of help with the loss of my laptop. I am extremely grateful for your support. The financial contributions will go a long way towards replacing the machine and even the necessary tech support time (like getting information from my backups and moving it onto the laptop I am using now, as well as setting up the new machine).
The laptop is still missing. I have been calling the two police stations where taxi drivers leave lost property with no luck. However, it is more likely, if a passenger gave the laptop to the cabbie, that he dropped it off at the fleet garage when he turned his car back in. My understanding is the garages keep lost property for a bit, but how long “a bit” is is a mystery.
My building does have cameras out front, and the Friday evening doorman suggested having the office check the footage to see if they could read the cab number. If so, then I could track down the driver and the garage.
I hate making yet another request, but I could also use a lead for a new Mac person. I had a good one before, who worked for TekServe up until its closure, but he moved to Japan. One reader had a very enthusiastic recommendation….for a person who charged more than three times as much per hour! I do want to get someone who is capable, but my experience suggests that paying Tiffany rates isn’t necessary. So any suggestions very much appreciated. If you have any ideas, please e-mail me at “yves-at-nakedcapitalism-dot-com” with “Mac support” in the headline.
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