Everything is Broken
I’m the kind of guy who cares very much and plans very carefully so there’s just the right amount of milk on his cereal and gravy for his grits that one doesn’t run out before the other. (And don’t dare let his peas touch his carrots! Just kidding.)
So when things get out of balance, I get my lip out. And out, it is: my external hard drive gave up the ghost a few short months before I ditched the Dell (though others in the household will continue to use it minimally for email) and get my Mac Pro this spring.
The Lacie 500GB drive didn’t make it through last week’s ice-storm power outage. It will need replacing pronto, with an eye toward getting lots of files (images mostly) off the PC just long enough to transfer to the Mac, then format the external hard drive for use long-term with the Mac.
So given those needs, I’m thinking get something that matches the size of the internal drive on the Mac (I’m going for 750GB for both). So I’ll need a drive that accepts USB2 in order to get files off the PC. Then if that same drive will take firewire 800, that’d be faster for use with the MAC. So, I’ll be dropping by BestBuy on Wednesday. Meanwhile, if you have brilliant advice in this regard, do tell, and thanks.
And so that my title will carry a little more ooomph, something else is broken: URLtea.com that I relied on for web address shortening, especially when recommending sites in newspaper columns, since so many urls are so long they won’t fit on a single line of text.
And lo, when some things break, the fix can be better than the former was when intact. Snipr.com has some extra bells and whistles. So, until it breaks…
This post (as is often the case) spawns at least two more for this week: on our never-ending need for stuff AND some good news about the energy it takes to operate computers of the future. Stay tuned.