So my last blog entry had me trying to convince myself not to buy a new computer. I needed strong convincing.
Then I thought about it. By waiting, sure I could set aside the money… Sure I could get by with my poor, falling-apart Dell. By waiting, however, I’m inching closer to a newer shiner iMac (expected anytime between tomorrow and never). I’m suffering for no real reason. Why not get an iMac now, start transferring over my life. Start all the projects I’l get to “when I get a new computer”?
In short, I bought my Mac. It’s like a 15-year dream finally come true.
Let me tell you, few things are as joyous as the moment when I plugged it in and that screen lit up. It was magic, enhanced by all 27 inches of screen.
I’ve lugged all kinds of stuff on a bus before. Faux Christmas trees, giant pencils. Mannequins. Other computers. Bringing a new iMac box on the bus turns heads. It starts conversations. It could seat two, if two people had to sit on the box.
So what have I done with this new bad boy? Well, mostly I have been configuring settings and installing updates. I’ll be upgrading to Mountain Lion the moment I get my download code. I’ve also started trying to iron out all the annoyances with my iTunes library. That’s going slowly.
A few things I’ve noticed:
- This screen looks far bigger in my room than it does at the store
- I’m far more productive (at least so far) on a desktop than a laptop
- Everything runs smoothly – I had indeed been suffering
- I’ve barely touched my poor iPad in the last 24 hours