Two passings last week. First, and quite unexpectedly, the Moto X2 leapt to its death — from my pocket to the sidewalk — on November 23. It was only one year old. Then on November 26, the XPS 15 9530’s battery, after a three-month struggle with consumption, experienced “complete failure” during a routine reboot. Surviving are the screen, the motherboard, the RAM, the SSD and two fans. Services will be held at Amazon.com.
Despite these losses, clustered as they were, costly as they are, my feelings about technology haven’t changed. I actually enjoy researching battery replacement procedure and vetting vendors. Really. And snagging a pristine Moto X Pure for almost half-price on ebay is better than a warm Lindt truffle.