META: Stolen laptop

My laptop for work (which also had all of my HeroMachine stuff on it) was stolen from my truck last night. That’s going to put a serious crimp in my posting ability for a few days at least while I get things back in order.

In other words, it might be till the weekend or later before you see regular updates here. My apologies.

About Jeff Hebert

Jeff is a 44 year old city boy who has somehow found himself located in Colorado, fulfilling his lifetime dream of making a living drawing super-heroes all day.

17 Responses to META: Stolen laptop

  1. Yay, verily, that doth stinketh. May the ears of those who stole it hear only the music of Yoko Ono as sung by Justin Beiber for all eternity.

  2. That sucks. I hope you didn’t have anything irreplaceable on it…

  3. No need to apologies, we all know that things happen. We will all still be here.

  4. Crummy thieves! Next hero to create – LAPTOP THIEF KILLER!!!

  5. That’s got to suck. Hope you get everything sorted out.

  6. Don’t you worry about us, Jeff. You have nothing to be sorry for. The damn thief should be sorry, very sorry indeed.

  7. Mr.MikeK:
    Yay, verily, that doth stinketh. May the ears of those who stole it hear only the music of Yoko Ono as sung by Justin Beiber for all eternity.

    That is the worst punishment one man may incur on another. I second this punishment for this vile fiend. I hope you do manage to get your laptop back, Jeff.

  8. unbelieveable. Well, at least they didn’t take the truck, too.

  9. Bummer. Hell of a welcome to Texas, eh?

  10. That blows. Big time :(

    Hey, maybe check this out: http://lifehacker.com/5643460/how-to-track-and-potentially-recover-your-stolen-laptop-or-android-with-prey

    Yeah, no help now, but I assume you will replace it.

    I’ve read up on it, and it sounds doable. But I haven’t tried it yet – I’ve only got a little netbook for portable computing, and it typically never leaves home.

  11. How I hate to someone steal an other man property. Sometimes i like if i live in the medieval world.

    I tell a disgusting story. My colleague have got cancer and he stay in the hospital oncology in his last day. When he died he left his laptop in his room cabinet, and someone of the workers are steal it. I feel anger and wrath when i hear that to someone make this with his own colleague whose died a few ago.

  12. People can be crummy sometimes, but it so happens you get back what you put out, so the thief, who should be ashamed of themselves, is not going to get any enjoyment out of it.

    Sorry Jeff

  13. The Atomic Punk

    One of my job functions is replacing stolen computers. All too familiar with stories of smash-and-grab. Reinforces my disdain and low opinion of people.

    Jeff: I saw your post on Forum upgrades. Tested it myself with success. Glad to see you’re focusing even though we all know what happened totally sucks. I’ll happily donate toward a replacement. Legit, I will mail a money order.

    Full link for the test:
    http://www.heromachine.com/blog/wp-content/forum-image-uploads/the-atomic-punk/2012/03/AtomicPunk-MarsTrooper.png

  14. The Atomic Punk:
    Jeff: I saw your post on Forum upgrades.Tested it myself with success.Glad to see you’re focusing even though we all know what happened totally sucks.I’ll happily donate toward a replacement.Legit, I will mail a money order.

    Actually, that’s not a bad thought. If it helps get the community content come out sooner, I’d be happy to chip into the cause as well. With you running the site on your own now, replacing a stolen computer is an expense you could probably do without. If you want to link us up to a donation page on PayPal (or even just e-mail it to me if I’m the only one offering), I could probably kick you something to help out.

  15. Guys, I am honestly touched by your generosity and kindness. Thank you so much for the offer.

    Luckily the laptop was the company’s so they will be replacing it, hopefully in the next few days. I don’t know just what kind of machine it will be but it’ll be their cost so I am good.

    Seriously though, thank you for the thought, I really appreciate it.

  16. lucky your truck didn’t go too? I would say you’re lucky you weren’t typing on it at the time–being robbed is no fun. Here’s a fun memory of mine: after I noticed office supplies going missing from my briefcase, I rigged it with a mousetrap and got the thief. It was one of my regular carpoolers. He lost the temp job we had for ‘goofing off’ (not typing as fast with two sore fingers.) I like people to respect my possessions–I EARNED them, after all . . . I still smile, remembering his face in the rearview mirror.

  17. Mr.MikeK: Yay, verily, that doth stinketh. May the ears of those who stole it hear only the music of Yoko Ono as sung by Justin Beiber for all eternity.

    Don’t know which part of this punishment is worse, the music of Yoko Ono or having to listen to that little punk.