Wonderful, coming to a tech conference and the laptop gets busted on the first day here. It has its good side... I got a good long walk this morning and was able to find the apple store without major issues, the opened and I was able to get an appointment for the same day.
The news about the laptop wasn't so good. Apparently the logic board fried. They have a quality program for them but it'll take 3 to 5 days. Le big sigh, now I only have to hope I'll get it back before I have to leave.
On the way back I walked past the street of my hotel and got to see a lot more of this part of Amsterdam than I would have otherwise. Again the idea of being a beginner and how much it changes your perception of things, people and yourself