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  • Pizza Schmizza? Oh, you poor fellow. Despite the fact that I've met a few locals who swear by it, I can't stand it. There are few things that I have found more disgusting than a spaghetti pizza. Imagine a pizza covered in what resembles a pile of bloody worms.

    If we meet up at the conference, perhaps I'll have the time to point out the very hidden restaurant with some of the best (and cheapest!) Mexican food in Portland. It's tucked away in an alley, looks like a greasy diner and, unfortunately, you c

  • failing completely to get a replacement power supply (apparently they need my laptop's serial number, dammit).

    Is there a quota on power supplies? Are they cross subsidised, and only known Apple owners are allowed to buy them? Is Steve Jobs just a control freak and wants to know everyone's name, number and least favourite sexual position? It all makes little sense.

    • Ha, no--no subsidies or rationing. It's just that if I want one for free under warranty because Apple made a power supply whose rubber doohickeys separate and expose bare wires which is JUST WHAT YOU WANT IN A POWER SUPPLY, EXPOSED WIRES! ahem, well then I need to supply my serial number so Apple can verify it's still under warranty. Man, I hope it's still under warranty--$90 yes NINETY DOLLARS to buy one.