… reformatted my computer hard drive.
It’s been acting up for a couple of months now. Going slow, crashing occasionally, etc.
So I wiped the entire thing clean and have spent a fair amount of time today reinstalling programs and all that.
It’s a pain, but I knew that if I didn’t do it on my own, I’d be forced to do it (maybe at an inconvenient time) when it finally took its own life.
Keeping your tools in good working order is essential for the solo professional!
Michael, I remember doing this on a regular basis when I worked as an “IT guy/graphic designer” for a small publishing company in Toronto, because they insisted on buying Windoze PCs. At my office I run Apple Macs (since ’97) and never, EVER, had to reinstall anything, or had any hardware or software problem whatsoever. Yes, you pay a bit more for Apple hardware, but the amount of sanity and time it saves is priceless.
Thanks Boris! I’ve had a number of apple-people make the same comment. I think I’m sticking with PCs for now but point noted!!