My Mac has become increasingly sluggish over the past two weeks, so I wasn’t entirely surprised today when it took more than three minutes to boot up. I verified the disk permissions, tested the start-up items, and rebooted in safe mode. Alas … none of that helped.
The next step was to make more room on my hard drive. By far my biggest folder was the one titled “Photos,” which has doubled in size over the past year. I opened it with hopes of dumping at least 50 gigs. But how could I possibly delete my photos from Venice …
… or Florence …
… or Iceland?
And here’s the other happy ending: I’ve rediscovered a bunch of old photos that I’d long since buried in my hard drive.
So if you’ve been wondering about traveling to Kent in the fall or Reykjavik in the spring, you’re in luck. I’ll be posting a bunch of mini-travelogues in the next couple of weeks.
And if you’re having Mac trouble, here’s my best advice: Make an appointment at your Genius Bar. They’re some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet—and they’ll fix your Mac, too.
In the meantime, stay tuned … there’s lots more to come in the next few days.