05 Jun The Crash
“Watery Isle” 22 x 30 wc/arches paper
Sorry about the long, long absence. I’ve been doing a lot of computer upgrades this past month. What many of you may not have realized, is that I’ve been doing all this on dial-up. I know. I know! And for all you artists out there still puttering along this way, my hat goes off to you! Really though, something had to give. My nerves were shot and Bill (my dog) wouldn’t even come to the studio.
Anyway, being out here in the boonies like we are, theres only one option for faster internet and thats satellite. Now like most computer gadetry, once you start fussing with one thing, many times theres a trickle down effect. And like most trickle down effects, its usually causes more grief than it solves. (I’ll try not to get political here.) So as I’m surfing away enjoying my new Lightning Speed Internet Connection, downing gummy bears by the pound, suddenly my 20 year old Mac starts sputtering and smoking and making a strange wheezing sound. hmm…
Several reboots later…
Luckily I’m fairly good at backing up, but it actually took about a week for reality to sink in. Now don’t laugh, but I actually took it in to get repaired. Mostly because the old Photoshop program is equally as ancient and the cost of replacing them both is well, you know… a lot.
Needless to say, it was returned to me functioning perfect, but exactly as it had back in the early 90s.
In the end, I’ve come to grips with the fact that these things just don’t last forever. Shit, most don’t have the life span of a hamster. So I sucked it up, sold a few dry cows that needed to go anyway and the new Mac (which I have nicknamed Tiny) is on the way. I should be back up and running hopefully by next week and until then, I’m going to enjoy my freedom away from all this Advanced Technology.
“Jesus saves but everyone else loses their files.”
artist – R. Tom Gilleon