Hard drive story
It’s a short story, really, but it means problems with blogging. My MacBook Pro’s hard drive had been a little wobbly for a while, so I took it in to the Covent Garden Apple Store, where they said come back in 5 days – and, typically, the hard drive died after 4. Had lost everything, but it turned out that Sam had installed trial version Carbonite a few days before the catastrophe happened. After a couple of days of restoring files, it looks as though most things are back, though not yet music (which only works when you pay), PowerPoint presentations and photographs. Amazing how crippled one is when IT goes down in this way. Am pondering getting a Mac Air, one reason being that my back is a bit of a problem and doesn’t need the weight of a 15″ MacBook pro, but also because the Air’s flash memory may be a bit more robust (no moving parts) when transported in my bike’s panniers.