Wow, I can't believe I wrote about voluntary abstention from the internet last week, and now, now i'm in the midst of an involuntary lapse. This has to do with installing a new operating system in my Mac, and failing to do it correctly, just as I imagined would happen, even though it was supposed to be easy.
Because I don't really know what I'm doing, I am bound for disaster. It's like I poured molasses into the hard drive. Or mud. I can suddenly type far faster than my computer can thgink! SEEEE? I don't notice typos for literally, minutes, because I'm way ahead of the computer, like I'm in a road race with a 90-year-old! The hard drive whirs constantly, like it's busy doing something much more important. It takes a page at least 90 seconds to load. I've grown impatient; it takes too long to do anything or go anywhere online. Much mush too long a time to load a photo. omg...mush?...I think I'll leave that one stand.
I hate Snow Leopard. No, wait, I don't. I do hate how directions are written for people with a higher level of experience than mine, which makes me feel dumb. (Oh how weird, the hard drive stopped whirring for the 1st time in 3 days...is it listening to me? naahhhh...) Ah, never mind, it's whirring again.
I like to think of my computer as an old pal who just needs TLC. Nothing like a good attitude.
So. If you are a person to whom I send emails, visit your blog, or enjoy a Facebook connection, I may not see you for a week or so. The best that Apple can do is to set me up with a technician next Wednesday, to straighten me out. Someone who will explain why the disc didn't have a "clean install" option. Someone who will tell me which "partitions" to erase.
(ooooooh, I just got a message that a "script is not responding".... WHAT does this mean? )
OK, I know you have better things to do. Go read something good and tell me about it...next week.