My laptop was stolen yesterday.
My IBM ThinkPad T22 (serial #: 786NKZP) was about two or three years old, but I had it for only 74 days.
It came with Windows 98, and I added FreeBSD 5.2.1 to it so that it dual-booted.
I added KDE 3.2.2 and OpenOffice. I had xplanet set
up just they way I like it. This machine saw me through BSDCan
without a hitch. It still had 16 days left on the 90 day warranty.
The thief also got:
- Orinoco Gold card
- Orinoco Silver card
- Linksys PCM100 10/100 Integrated PC Card
The only item which is not replaceable is my notebook (the paper kind, not the ThinkPad). It had many notes
on various subjects dating back three years.
I've filed the police report. I've found my receipt with the serial number. I'm going to deal with the insurance
For what it's worth, the laptop from stolen from the back of the station wagon. Yes, it was in plain view. That
is the part I regret. I am normally so fastidious about that. The car also had a bike in the back
and a 10ft ladder on the roof rack. I was more concerned with the ladder than the laptop. Wrong decision.
I started the replacement process last night. I'm not going to wait for the insurance process to start.
I've come to depend upon the laptop too much for that.