Saturday, March 22, 2008

MacBook Update

As many of you know, I finally took the leap into the MacPool this month. For a writer who has struggled her whole life under the PC yoke, this was pretty much akin to achieving Nirvana.

It has not been a total walk in the park, however. I am having to get used to new software, plus converting email, address books and the gazillions of files I have on my PC -- well, let's just say it's a job that may never be finished.

My son took this shot as I was setting up the new beast a couple of weeks ago, and you can see single, all-seeing eye of the peripheral hard drive that I got at the same time. The hard drive works with Time Machine, and is a thing of beauty. When my machine is at home, I plug it in and it backs up everything new I've done while I've been away. If I can figure out how to back up the files in my PC onto this hard drive, it might save a bit of worry in case the old machine ultimately crashes (which I expect it to, daily).

I'm planning to start all new projects on the MacBook and go from there. I've also invested in new software called SCRIVENER, designed to help writers collect their scattered thoughts in one place, and particular to Macs. I'll let you know how it works.

In the meantime, if you have any tips or tricks for me --I'm listening!



A Novel Woman said...

Forget the Mac.

Tell us about the PUPPIES!

kc dyer said...

Dearest ANW,

All I can say at this point is that one puppy in the house is enough for me, at this point. But aren't they cute?