Monday, November 23, 2009

Back!

A couple of weeks ago my mouse and keyboard failed. When I replaced them I realized I needed to update the software. Our Mac guy in Socorro installed all that but then decided to clean its gritty interior.Bad idea-- when he put it back together it refused to start.

He sent it to a Mac place in Albuquerque where they informed him that our ten year old EMac was "obsolete" and that they wouldn't fix it. Two more said the same.

He persisted and found a fellow who worked on "legacy" Macs. Who found he couldn't fix it and recommended we get a used modern IMac, at which point he would transplant the data to it from the old hard drive.

Then he called and said it wasn't working. I went to the bar.

Next morning, fortunately, he had figured it out. So I am back in business, with an enormous backlog of both blog material and work. I will be catching up for days I expect, but I am back!

1 comment:

Jess said...

That is why I have learned not to hold onto my Macs forever, after it would have cost more than a new computer to replace the SCSI controller on my 7600 oh so long ago. I am equally bad about software; I have just bought a new Macbook to replace my dying one and have to buy a new version of Photoshop because the ancient one I use will not run on Snow Leopard and the new computer will not run the older system. ::sigh::