I'm almost embarrassed to admit this, but part of my blogging reticence has been my awful computer. While I loved my first macbook, I've had a love-hate relationship with this current one. My macbook worked fine at first, but I had issues doing things that took a lot of work, like making videos. It's been a long time since I made a video on my computer (looks like it's been 3 years since I posted anything other than iphone videos on my youtube account). Then, I had issues if too many programs were open. In the past 6 months (or 8 . . . or more), I have had issues typing in MS word and doing work on the internet.
I've taken my computer in to the mac store multiple times, and each time I get the non-helpful "well, maybe you have too many tabs open. You know, you can't have so many programs open." I was frustrated because I wasn't doing anything I couldn't have done on my old macbook. In fact, I could still do those things on my old macbook except that it now resides with my mother.
Finally, I took matters into my own hands. Over Christmas, I ordered new RAM (computer memory) from Crucial. I have been busy, so I finally installed the memory this weekend. Instead of 4 dinky gigs, which was fine in my past macbook, I now have a screaming 16 gigs of joyfulness. I can surf the web! I can see myself typing! I don't lose whole sentences! I am ebullient.
Don't ask me why the same amount of memory didn't suffice in my new computer with a better processor. I don't have an answer. And definitely don't ask me why I waited so long when I suspected from the get-go that this was an issue. I don't know why either.
All I know is that I have a functioning computer now, and life is good. I'm even listening to itunes while I type! One of these days, I'll try to put together another video for everyone.
This does have me wondering: would more memory be good in me? Sometimes, I procrastinate, or I stall out on simple tasks. What if I could upgrade myself? Ah, if only. For now, I will have to resort to the old tried and true: got to go. I've got papers to grade.