After almost a week without my computer, I am happy to say I’m Mac in action! (pardon the pun)
For those of you unaware, my computer crapped out last Monday. Initially I assumed it had to do with my Adobe CS5 installation. I soon learned my Mac needed a Mac-over, in the form of a rebuild.
To safely rebuild a computer is no easy feat. Thankfully I have my dad, who is a Mac genius, helping me. First we backed up my computer to the design computer. Then we erased my computer (hello stress!). We reinstalled the operating system, software and programs like CS5. Then we copied my backed up data from the design computer to my laptop. We also cleared out a 1T external backup drive to be used just for photos.
Long story short, the whole process involved days of programming and (no joke) over one million file transfers. I now have a backup drive for my photos, a backup for my files, and soon I will have a backup for my backup. Between my camera and now my computer, I hope to be smooth sailing into 2011!
*Thanks to all my loyal readers for scoping my site, even during maintenance. Spread the word that Bess is back! Last week’s blog views looked like Obama’s approval rating: sharp decline :]