suppose I should come up for air. I have been sitting,
mesmerized and focused in front of the new iMac since
yesterday afternoon. It arrived as promised, and
as predicted has taken over my entire consciousness.
My time has been spent setting up the security for the system. On high speed this would take a few hours. On dialup I will be working on this for more than a week, and will have to visit the local library next week (storming all this week!) to download an operating system update of 343 MB. Dialup simply won't do it.
The new version of PGP that I installed is happily interfering with my email clients. I discovered this late today and am too punchy to take it in. It can wait for tomorrow, or another day. I still have the old computer up and running, so it will continue to handle the day to day tasks, such as email.
One pleasant surprise was that Dreamwever MX installed easily and is working flawlessy, at least so far. I couldn't really afford to replace it right now, so I am very happy that it works on the Intel iMac.
There are few losses to sustain however. My old copy of Photoshop will not install on this machine. Nor does Office X install. I rely heavily on these two programs and so will have to do some real conjuring to find affordable substitutes. In the meantime, these programs still run well on the old computer.
The monitor for the old computer is an Apple LCD display. It has been great. The monitor on the new Apple is in another league altogether. It is hard to describe, but the picture is bright, clear, crisp and the colours are magnificent. We watched an episode of Northern Exposure on the iMac last night and the picture was far superior to that on our aged Sony television.
Soon I will be back to working on the code for this site. I have recieved some excellent advice from forums and lists, and will be trying to implement some of the tips people have shared.
This journal entry is the first written on the new iMac.
The day is winding down and Attila is home at last. Time for me to step back from computing and spend a little bit of time in the land of the living!
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The new wireless mouse and keyboard.
Music in Your Eyes
by Willie P. Bennett
October 26 1951 - February 15, 2008
On The Screen
By The Easy Chair
by Jane Rogers
" I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming that comes when you finish the life of the emotions and of personal relations; and suddenly find - at the age of fifty, say - that a whole new life has opened before you, filled with things you can think about, study, or read about...It is as if a fresh sap of ideas and thoughts was rising in you."
Agatha Christie (1890 - 1976), An Autobiography, 1977
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