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Personal: A Tinkering Night with the New iMac and Commentary by Em 
17th-Nov-2007 03:13 am
Well, I'm just about "caught up" in the new machine. Transferring only became complicated in the detail: trying to transfer personal settings and the like, passwords and bookmarks in my browser, and that sort of thing. A few programs I had to download again, although it's so blazing fast on this machine, I barely noticed. On the other hand, it still took me two hours to download the whole of my 230 GB on my external hard drive, but by that point I was incredibly hungry and so I made some pork tenderloin and mashed potatoes (with those so-flavourful Gold potatoes – Yukon Gold? Idaho Gold? I can't remember the name of the breed? version? whatever you call 'em, now) and called friede and talked about computers, 18th century literature, architecture, family, the politics and social realities of privilege, and department politics while I ate. A good break. When my transfer was done, it was time to send Emily to bed, anyway, and I got back to it.

Now it's after three, Caffrey's Pub has been closed for an hour and the straggling freshmen across the street seem to have finally gone in, so it's getting quiet at last. All of this has been on Mac's OS 10.4 ("Tiger"), with the new lauded operating system, 10.5 ("Leopard") included on discs. That probably was more to my advantage, since I knew my way around this format, and I didn't have to try to hunt things down and straighten things out while also trying to figure out any new formating for the system.
17th-Nov-2007 02:03 pm (UTC)
computers, 18th century literature, architecture, family, the politics and social realities of privilege, and department politics

An accurate but interestingly-spun synopsis.
17th-Nov-2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
17th-Nov-2007 06:30 pm (UTC)
OK, maybe not "spun" -- but definitely reflecting a different POV, as is right and human.
17th-Nov-2007 06:43 pm (UTC)
Well, good. That was the most off-hand of entries, and I couldn't imagine what my alleged agenda was supposed to have been...! But that isn't a representative list? How would you have put it? 'Cause now that I'm trying to think of other significant points, I'm not really coming up with any....
17th-Nov-2007 06:46 pm (UTC)
Oh! I didn't mean to imply agenda, just my usual fascination with how our "lenses" affect how we see things. ("We" being human beings) It's more thanyou tend to recall and organize things perhaps more comprehensively than I do.
17th-Nov-2007 02:27 pm (UTC)
Use time machine!
17th-Nov-2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
No need yet, of course! But I'll look around....
17th-Nov-2007 04:33 pm (UTC)
LOL I just noticed: "Mac OX 10.4"
17th-Nov-2007 06:22 pm (UTC)
What's your poinl?
17th-Nov-2007 07:10 pm (UTC)
It's OS X.
17th-Nov-2007 07:26 pm (UTC)
A-ha! The joke's on you! I totally got that you got me, and so I asked you a line highlighting that fact, a line of apparently unappreciated brilliance and cleverness....

Weird.... I can hear all the girls in the apartment underneath me. Despite the thick concrete construction of the floor, they're so loud and giggly and in the right position that their voices are carryig up the piping to my steam radiator, which is also radiating their sound....
17th-Nov-2007 08:00 pm (UTC)
17th-Nov-2007 06:28 pm (UTC)
Ah, but cool to hear you've converted. I take it you've enjoyed the Mac experience?
17th-Nov-2007 07:09 pm (UTC)
I've enjoyed it greatly.
29th-Nov-2007 06:08 am (UTC)
If you want to name it after someone smart, you should name it MacIntyre, for the amusement of having your Mac named Mac
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