I haven’t posted here in ages. I thought I would transition to a vlog. I just haven’t the time, really to set up record and edit. It’s far quicker to post here.
The last 4 weeks have been a repeat of what happened to me about 24 months ago. but this time I was really prepared to deal with the worst possible situation. What do I mean?
Two years ago I had a cascade of problems. Firstly, my internet service went all buggy. The provider couldn’t figure it out until we found that our home alarm service had updated their device. leaving it to access the internet in a constant loop of sending updates to their server. I do mean constant. It ate up all 40mb/s of throughput. It got disconnected of course. The offending alarm company got an earful. because I had to use my cell phone’s hot spot to do any class work at Berklee.
Then my Mac decided to take a hike and got all scrambled after an update. Yes Apple is not infallible. It took me three days to recover the machine. all in all I lost 4 weeks to this crap and crud.
Soon after I decided I needed a back up of everything. A backup Mac, a back up set of drives, a back up modem. You get the picture.
Well it all paid win dividends over the last four weeks. Kind of……
6 weeks ago I let someone use my back up MacBook Pro to search the internet. That person wrapped my Mac in a blanket while they were doing their search and smoked the graphics chip in the computer. I had to go get anther one. It took me 3 days to get it set up. The new back up machine isn’t as fast as my usual music and video production machine. But it does the job.
4 weeks ago I get an update for one of the three DAWs I use. So I update the machine and poof! It screws up the install on my MacBook Pro and upon reboot the machine can’t get past the Apple logo screen. Arrrrrgh!
I try half a dozen ways to get the machine up and running. In the end I had to go to the Apple Store to get my machine reloaded.
And then….. Two weeks ago my primary machine smokes it’s wireless card completely killing a project I was working on. I got the card replaced.
Moral of the story… Have a back up for everything. Including a backup for the back up. I’ve managed to buy another High capacity SSD to use as an alternate boot if things really go bad. But… At least I won’t be caught with no machine or software to do my work!