Had to buy a new computer today
February 4, 2012 § 3 Comments
After nearly three years of service, my 13.3″ MacBook Pro died today, victim to a fried motherboard. I had pressed it into nearly around-the-clock service as an ersatz desktop and despite using a cooling pad, it probably overheated from being used so frequently. I already had plans for buying a new Mac, but due to the timing of this, I decided that I would keep my 23″ HP monitor and buy the 4 GB Mac Mini (2.5 Ghz i5 with 500 GB of storage, for the tech people; I only know this is middle-of-the-road) as a placeholder for a couple of years until I have again set aside the money for a high-end iMac that I want (yes, I am a mostly-satisfied Apple customer and no, I don’t need to be told about Apple’s policies or their tech specs, since I’m not a big gamer-type).
Anyway, here’s a picture of the Mac Mini, the external DVD-RW drive, and an external hard drive that I use for Time Machine. Speaking of the latter, it saved me a ton of headaches, as I was able to port over the vast majority of my files due to having done a backup a few months ago. Wished I had done this more often, but there were performance issues issued (well, that and laziness).
The nosy among you can see a few UK edition fantasy books that I bought over the past decade, including a certain critical darling of the easily-outraged among the epic fantasy fandom 😉