I have recently been forced to upgrade some of my computer equipment. My computers are all Macintosh, and as such not that much goes wrong with them. But as I use them all the time and work them hard, and coupled with that never really switch them off, they have slowed down a bit and needed a little sprucing up.
I'm lucky in that my bestest friend, Andy Curtis, is a Mac Guru and has o Er the years been a constant support. Technically. He has taken my main development Mac and as I type this it is being massaged and lovingly preened and getting a nice new big hard drive too. When I get it back it will, I'm told, be so fast that it's operation with be borderline prescient.
As it happens, I qualified for a free phone upgrade this week too, and as I'm an O2 Platinum account holder (I am on a high tariff in other words) I selected a lovely White iPhone 4 to replace my lovely White iPhone 3Gs.
Upgrading is not without it's pain, and I am currently in the middle if the phase where I notice what needs to be tweaked and added to make my new phone match my last phone - still some passwords and settings to tweak. It's all supposed to come across seamlessly in iTunes, but my experience is that there are always some tweaks to manually perform.
Just about there, and enjoying the lovely solid feel of this phone, and it's speed and incredible screen. The retina display has to be seen to be believed. I may actually watch films on this phone for once.
So tomorrow morning I get my 24" iMac back and watch me fly. I'm really enjoying work again at the moment - after a longish period of creative block. Good, interesting work is coming in, and I'm loving the photography side of the business. I've also upgraded my accounts software to Quickbooks, so doing my tax returns and VAT should be a breeze!
Next I'd like to upgrade my car. The Beetle days are over for a short while I think - need a family car. So if you know anyone who would like a lovely 1972 VW Bug, get in touch.
That's all for now - life upgrade well underway - feeling good, loving stuff, enjoying friends and looking forward to what the rest of this year has to bring.
Stay positive, and smile in the face of adversity x