Yes, I’ve been “gone” a while. Blame it on my old computer. The damn thing died. Just decided one day not to run anymore. Literally. The hard drive simply quit. Wouldn’t spin. Just sat there making strange noises.
Panic city. Since we were only a couple of weeks away from heading west again, things could have gotten ugly pretty quickly. How can you process images when you have no computer? How can you even know if you got anything worth processing? That screen on the back of the camera just ain’t big enough.
So it was time for a quick decision (well, “quick” for me anyway). Go buy a new Windows 10 PC or finally make the big switch to Apple? Take another chance on a Windows system with the potential for blue screens and frozen programs?
After about 30 seconds of deep thought I headed off to a nearby Apple store and purchased a new 15″ Macbook Pro. The nice little machine that I’m typing this on right now, here in the middle of Missouri. On our way to Utah.
Good decision, I think. At least so far. It’s different than my old Windows machine, but not all that different. So far, I think it’s a bit easier. And faster. Of course that’s partly (mostly?) because it’s a lot newer, has more memory, and a nice SSD hard drive.
So after years and years of fighting with Windows I’ve finally given up. Goodbye Windows and hello OS X Yosemite. I guess it’s never too late to switch.
And now maybe I can actually start posting stuff again………