Thursday, August 13, 2009

MAC Owner Wanna-be

The past few weeks have been really stressful! As you can see I have not posted in a while.

I am so frustrated with PC's I could scream! My poor computer was attacked by loads of viruses which, in turn, corrupted my windows files. Every time I tried to get online I would get the dreaded "blue screen" and the computer would shut down. It wouldn't have been that big of a deal to reformat, but there was some software on there that I just could not part with.
When I lost my job, my boss gave me my computer and along with it the Architecture software (Bentley Microstation) that we used in the office. That program is amazing! I was used to using AutoCAD when I began working there, but quickly realized how much AutoCAD lacks in terms of sophistication. The things I could do with that software are only appreciated by those Designer and Architecture geeks out there.
So, to make a long story short, after 2 trips to Best Buy's Geek Squad and speaking to a few computer gurus that I know, my only option was to wipe the computer clean and reformat everything. This meant that I was going to lose Microstation {tear ;( }
At this point, I am going to have to teach myself AutoCAD again; it shouldn't take long, but it is still annoying!
I was able to re-upload every other piece of software that I had (Photoshop included, which is a good thing because I would really be lost without that, too).
It is amazing how emotionally attached you can get to your computers. They really are a reflection of who you are. I know that sounds crazy, but if you think about it, you have your files all organized the way you like them, you have software on there that you love to use, your itunes has your music organized and sorted in playlists that you love, your internet bookmarks reflect the sites you like to visit, all of your login names are remembered on various sites... I could keep going, but it is so true! Once Jeffrey saved the day and finished reformatting the computer on Tuesday night, I had to spend a few hours on Wednesday just getting it back to the way I like it.

I tossed around the idea of giving up the whole PC world and splurging to get myself a MAC, but we just really can't afford it right now. I would have to spend a ton of money, besides on the computer its' self, on getting new software that would be compatable. Maybe one day I can be cool and join the MAC world...


Tanya Pabor said...

My thoughts exactly. I am right there with you on switching over to the MAC world. I have been wanting to for years. But just now getting serious about it with starting my photography and all.

How is the photography going?


Stori said...

Oh, this weekend it my birthday... and LAZER TAG!!

Stori said...


Barbara said...

Could you get the program from Rodney & reload? Not being computer literate, I don't know how veasible that would be!

Texas Lady said...

Talked to Rodney... The program is not like most where you buy the CD. You have to subscribe to the service and it is over $5000 a year. So, that is out of the question

Barbara said...

I just noticed, I can't spell either in my last comment! :]


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