Update: After spending Friday working with Apple Support, I drew the line when they told me to wipe my hard drive.
As a result, my laptop is now in the shop. Hopefully I’ll know more later today and be back soon.
Blame Apple tech support.
I contacted them Wednesday morning to correct a relatively minor problem that kept me from accessing my email, which they promptly fixed.
But in the process, they somehow introduced a handful of other problems that have snowballed to where I can barely use my laptop at all tonight.
The work I did Thursday has been lost, and I’m unable to access my backups to replace it. Let alone most of my other files.
If I sound pissed off, it’s only because I am.
Hopefully we can figure out what the hell is going on, and get it fixed in time to be back next week.
Otherwise, I’d cover your ears, unless you want to hear me teach them some new words.