Things have been quiet around here while I plug and unplug cords, move equipment, and calculate (without sufficient knowledge) power draw parameters.
And new horizons (still wrapped in a protective covering):
Amazingly, after I figured out that I didn't have to move the old CPU in order to make room for it plus a new CPU (the new computer's calculating parts are inside the monitor frame) it took about five minutes to set this system up, although I spread that out over a couple of hours because I did some office cleaning, too (to look at the office, you might not be able to tell that).
It's hooked up. It's been turned on. The major design-related software has been installed. The printer has been plugged in, and the computer knew exactly where to find it without a hitch.
Spinner's note: In the first photo, behind the box, those are St. Blaise double-row combs, attached with C clamps to my daughter's child's chair, which is a perfect combing bench (and one of the most versatile pieces of furniture, in many regards, that we've ever lived with . . . thanks yet again, Mom!). There are other sets of combs, of different types from other makers, in the room but these are the ones that have been on call lately.
The miracle is that, with multiple pairs of wool combs within reach, at the peak of PC frustration I only ripped up an old phone book.
Miracle, indeed! You are a model of self-control. Those combs would have been perfect for eviscerating balky computers…
You’ve wasted enough time and effort on the PCs — why sacrifice perfectly good combs as well?
So, the next book will be done in days and not months, right?
Agreed about the combs.
Let’s call that “done in months and not years.” A lot of work has already
been done on the next title.
I’m rather proud of my self-control, actually. I also know that the combs
would not have reached the software, which appears to have been what was
causing the problems. The hardware keeps testing out blameless.
I’m so excited that you got another Mac!! I hope that, between the two that you have, you’ll be able to transition off of the PCs completely.
Ahhh yes the new iMac. Complete heaven. Congratulations. If you want to move some PC items to it and live anywhere near an Apple Store. They can do that for you.
The Apple store is an hour away, so I’m punting. . . .
Thanks for your excitement! ME, TOO! It was a big gulp. But I think it’s a
huge step in the right direction.
I’m not sure I’ll be off PCs completely, because I don’t want to run any PC
software on the Mac (even though I know I can). There will be a PC in the
corner of the office to run the things for which there isn’t an equivalent.
I celebrated this afternoon by washing a bit of wool.