Back before “the event” (I don’t call it a stroke because it makes me sound old), I had decided it was time for a new computer. My Mac Pro, which I dearly loved, was an early 2008 edition. It had become a bit of a Frankenstein’s monster, with lots of upgraded and borrowed parts to keep it going. But, alas, it was forgetting things and hitting the wall where its upgrades were concerned. So, it’s time for a new computer.
Then “the event happened” and all bets were off.
Well, I’ve pretty much recovered and the problems wth the old machine haven’t gone away. So, with GCA’s help, I made the plunge.
I can’t afford the new Mac Pros. So I settled on an I-Mac with lots RAM (32 GB 1867 MHz DDR3), the fastest processor available (4 GHz Intel Core i7), and a good video card (AMD Radeon R9 M395X 4096 M). It arrived last Monday.
Since then, I’ve been busy transferring files, updating apps, rebuilding external drives (the old Mac Pro contained 3 of them), and generally attempting to get everything to playing nicely.
But, I also had a great monitor on the old set-up. So, I’ve Thunderbolt-ed it to the new rig and now I have dual monitors. Pretty sweet.
Anyway, that’s how I’ve spend my free time the last few days … buried in computers.