Troubles in computer land…

Well, it’s official… my iBook’s hard drive is dying (it’s not dead yet!). The cool thing is that it’s covered under warranty, so getting it replaced costs me nothing but shipping & handling. But wait! There’s more! There seems to be an Apple Authorized Service Provider here in town, so it won’t even cost me shipping & handling! What a complete blessing. The only thing I’m going to have to pay for is the backup of the hard drive. I’m going to back up the most important files on my desktop PC at my parents’ house tonite (stuff like my Coaster branch, my ssh keys, and other various settings like GConf) in case they can’t get all the info off the drive (or can’t read XFS partitions).