My morning routine is a rather complex series of events which is based on a number of "What-If" scenarios. Such as if I wake up and can't move because my joints are messed up, I then have to take pills so I can function properly. But these pills can trigger an idiopathic angioedema swelling attack... usually in dangerous or uncomfortable places.
Like the bottoms of my feet, which ballooned up with painful welts that made walking and driving a difficult and agonizing experience this morning. A massive dose of antihistamines helps some, but it still takes a serious chunk of time for the swelling to subside. In the meanwhile, I am having to hobble around in pain all day long. Not a fun time.
As of 10:00pm tonight, my feet are still in pretty bad shape, so I am taking some serious drugs which will probably have me passing out any minute now.
I'll see how far I can get...
I received a rather interesting comment about my rant yesterday from somebody accusing me of being "anti-Apple" (oh the sweet, sweet irony). I would have gladly published it... except they used a couple of slurs which I refuse to publish on my blog. The gist of the comment was that my "tirade" against MobileMe was unjustified, and I "obviously haven't been using it lately, because it performs flawlessly." This is laughable for a number of reasons, one of which being that I use MobileMe several times a day to sync information between my various Macs (when it feels like syncing anyway). But mostly it's bullshit because iDisk is a complete and total piece of crap which has NEVER worked. Here's an example...
Today I bought a couple new iTunes songs on my work computer. I wanted to transfer them to my laptop when I got home, so I thought I'd drag them into my iDisk where they'd be waiting for me. Except dropping the first music file in my iDisk immediately made The Finder drop to its knees and become unresponsive. After ten minutes, I decided to give up and restart the Finder. Except this is what I got halfway through the process...
Game over. MobileMe's iDisk was able to crash the Mac's Finder file system so thoroughly that it couldn't even be restarted. A complete reboot of the entire computer was required. And this is not an isolated incident. This is an easily reproduced problem that happens ALL THE TIME for no apparent reason. So I am not talking out of my ass here. When I say MobileMe is a flaming pile of shit, it comes from experience.
And, in happier news, have you seen the latest images to come from the Hubble Telescope after it was updated and refurbished? Holy cats, it's beautiful stuff...
I could literally stare at stuff like this all day long. Thank you NASA for using some of my tax dollars in a way I whole-heartedly approve of. I look forward to many, many more incredible images from Hubble.
And now the drugs are starting to kick in, which means I should probably stop blogging before I hurt myself.
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Maybe you have the same effect on Macs that I do on PC’s…sometimes there are days, whether it’s my home computer or the one at work, where, it seems that nothing’s gonna cooperate. (I think we’re like those people that can’t wear watches ’cause they magnetize them.)….Totally agree about the Hubble & tax $$, too – pix are so beautiful that I get misty (like Jody Foster in “Contact”).
Certainly do hope you wake up and everything is hunky-dory and you don’t have to wear your clown shoes to work.
Ouch. Just ouch.
The pictures are gorgeous.
Those Hubble pics are amazing.
I hate know – nothing, know – it – alls…..
But those pictures are unbelievable. LOVE them!
I don’t think I’ve seen a Finder crash error since Mac OS 8 or maybe even 7.6.
iDisk, the three times I used it, wasn’t something I liked. Too many quirks. Dropbox is a lot better and more stable.
The syncing of my Address Book, iCal and other items has worked very well for me. I’m now syncing between two phones and two systems.
But, you’re so cute when you blog under the influence. 🙂
Hubble images always make me dance with glee.