Sad news bears: my laptop’s harddrive crashed last night, and now my brand new Sony VAIO will only boot up for about three minutes before turning itself off.

This is, as you can imagine, frustrating.

Luckily I’ve backed up the important stuff, but it’s now going to be seven to ten business days before they send a technician out to replace my harddrive. That means the rest of March without my laptop.

By the way, what is up with all these crappy new harddrives? I got a new Dell laptop at the end of last year for work and the harddrive crashed. My boss got a new Dell laptop and his harddrive crashed too. My Sony one just died. Are they seriously skimping on quality here in order to lower the prices or something?