February 07, 2005

MORE HATEFUL BITCHING ABOUT MAC STUFF IN GENERAL

It's the slowest it's ever been for me at work today. No one has any extra work to pass off to me, so I've been trying to keep myself busy otherwise. My iBook has been keeping me company here at my desk - very useful for listening to iTunes through the headphones and watching the cool screensaver photos.

I've just finished loading all my digital photos into my iPhoto library - all four THOUSAND of them. I was thinking that I might go through each of the photos to give them key words, but that prospect just is not sounding fun right about now. Applying the keywords is a piece of cake - though it's the entering and saving of new keywords that causes the little beachball to curly-cue for a few seconds each time. Not. Fun.

I think I need to get rid of a lot of those photos. Not as in "delete them forever", but burn them to backup CDs and clear up the library to just the favorites or most current. Not the most monumental of tasks, I'm sure, but enough to seem like a pain in my ass.

Also, in working with iPhoto, I've noticed my system has seemed a bit sluggish. I have a G3/800mHz dual-USB iBook with only 256MB of RAM, and I'm running the Jaguar OS. I'm thinking that replacing my extra 128MB chip with a $100 512MB one and upgrading to Tiger (whenever that ends up being released - ideas? anyone?) I might get a bit of a boost. Plus, I really want to start using the Delicious Library, so an operating system upgrade (to Panther, at least) is crucial.

(Sigh.) Again, this all goes back to my theory of how Apple is constantly depleting the pockets of its loyal users. But it's not their fault, it's our fault... for being suckers. Is it time to go home yet?


posted by julie at February 7, 2005 05:22 PM


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