What could possibly go wrong?

Last week I attempted to install an extra 1GB of RAM on my Acer Aspire One (affectionately known as the AA1). I diligently followed the instructions on the Aspire One User web site.

Last week I attempted to install an extra 1GB of RAM on my Acer Aspire One (affectionately known as the AA1). I diligently followed the instructions on the Aspire One User web site. I consider myself fairly experienced at dismantling computers and installing RAM and hard disks. Heck, I even managed to upgrade the hard disk on a G3 iBook, notorious for their undismantleability.

So, I thought, what could possibly go wrong? Well, everything. I broke it good and proper. An error comes up at boot, not being able to find bootable media, and then there are numerous disk errors and freezes when it finally does manage to wheeze into life.

This all wouldn´t be so bad if I had the time to fix it. However, I´m travelling in Mexico for five weeks, and I was dumb enough to try fixing it the night before I left! I´ve had to leave the AA1 behind, and more importantly, I am without the proposed subject of my blog for the next five weeks, which was going to be about travelling and working with the AA1 in foreign climes.

Probably most frustrating of all is that I found the perfect man/shoulder bag from Uniqlo on Regents Street, London. I´ll be in Mexico City for a few days, and plan to pick up a cheap laptop. No signs of any netbooks whatsoever!!