Monday, February 02, 2015
That's right folks, computer problems right here in River City. I spent all morning watching the Apple rainbow spinning Wheel of Death. Hey Apple, just because you colored the dreaded hung up symbol with rainbow colors, doesn't lessen the impact of dread when my computer is hung up.
The past several months I've been doing ever increasing disc repairs and yet the Spinning Wheel of Death returns, slowing down my momentum. I finally put a call into Apple support this morning, which, by the way isn't as responsive as they used to be (I had to wait 16 minutes this morning before anyone even picked up the phone). But once I had someone ("Dan") on the phone, he was pleasant and helpful. I explained my problem to him that my Time Capsule backup was stuck all morning. I also explained that this was happening with increasing frequency. Of course the first thing he asked me to check is what version operating system I was on. I am on the latest. So that's not the problem.
I purchased this iMac computer in January of 2010. Yep, five big years ago. And as we all know hard drives only last about three to four years. Or at least that has been my experience.
I have a 2 terabyte storage capacity on this iMac. I'm using up more that 1 1/2 of that storage already and rapidly closing in on using up all that storage. Yep, my photos and videos and iMovies. I don't do Garage Band or iTunes, just photos and videos folks and I.AM.RUNNING.OUT.OF.SPACE.
Time to bite the bullet. After I'm done this blog entry I'm on the phone ordering a new iMac with a 3 gig storage and faster processing speed.
Wow, that was a fast five years. Now next year I'm up for my colonoscopy. My last one was in 2011. Another fast five years.