On arriving home last Friday we were greeted by a part open front window, footprints on the windowsill and gouge marks to the bottom of the window frame.
Suffice to say, we’d had a visit from some uninvited… [insert derogatory expletive]. They’d wrenched the front sash window, which had pulled the lock screws out of their holes. They must have used some force.
The list of missing items was small, but none the less distressing and, thank God, nothing of important or deeply sentimental value. However, as any Mac lover / user will say, losing your machine is a big thing. Especially if that machine is your 6 week old MacBook Air!
Yep, it’s gone. But thankfully my ‘main’ machine (MacBook Pro) was locked up at work and on which resides all my music, photos, apps and general clutter that you amass over time. The Air was pretty clean, standard install stuff, but I was still prompted to spend and hour in an internet cafe on Saturday morning changing passwords to things like flickr, jaiku, del.icio.us, pownce, WordPress, YouTube, facebook, linkedIn, the list went on. Anything else was backed up on my Lacie pocket drive.
Anyway, what’s done is done. I’m severely hacked off but thankfully, safe and well…
This has prompted me, however, to make a purchase of Orbicule’s, Undercover software. This will now sit on my Pro and new Air – when the insurance finally cough up. There would be nothing better that to track the thieving scumbags down with a bit of cyber investigation.
For what it’s worth, I will be publishing the serial number of the stolen machine when I hunt down the receipt. Just on the off chance…