This weekend, my travels took me to the city of Tallahassee for the first time. It is much like all the other cities that I have been to, except hotter. The humidity here makes me feel as if I am drowning in a sea of sweat and saliva - ugh.
As a college football fan, I always enjoyed my visits to these college towns. The atmosphere is usually very appealing: bars, music, arts, sports, and politics are all in abundance. I only wish that I had come for a better weekend football game than this one. Florida State University was simply too much for Syracus and the game was not the least bit interesting.
On a more sinister note, While I was out on the town this weekend, grabbing a burger, a truely horrible thing occurred - my computer crashed. Now, I knew that it was coming because I have been nursing my old Macbook along for years now, just knowing that it was going to fail sooner or later. But, even knowing this, my last backup was over three months ago! So I went to work, trying to find a place to repair my mahine.
I quickly discovered that there is no Apple store in Tallahassee. But I think I can see why - the town is just too sprawled out. Even though there are two colleges within a stones' throw and many college students are switching to Apple products apparently, I still do not think a full-fledged Apple store would be successful.
After much searhing and gnashing of teeth, I did discover some excellent techs over at MacPro Services. They were friendly and helpful enough that I thought they were worth mentioning in case anyone else found themselves in need of a computer repair in Tallahassee. The thing that really made my whole day was that they came and picked up my machine, recovered the data, installed a new hard drive, transferred my data, set up the whole thing for me and then delievered it back to me! Laziness at its finest. Now, I just need to find someone to do that for all of my other basic needs, and I'll be all set. I knowt that I really need a new computer, these guys also told me that before 'operating' - but I'm a road warrior, and I don't want an expensive machine to get lost, stolen or broken.
Why is it that I can not seem to simply take care of these simple life thigns. If MacPro Services had not essentially done EVERYTHING for me, it would not have gotten done for weeks. I would have dusted off my old typewritter or something. I think that I am just too busy these days that even my Macintosh gets that shaft. I am not even going to go into how long it has been since I have mowed my lawn or washed my dog, poor fella'.
Speaking of computers, if you haven't upgraded to the newest operating system, Mavericks then do so. It is pretty great. My favorite feature is the new Maps application. Specifically, I like the "Send to Trey's iPhone" option. Nice for when I am in a new city and do not know where to eat or fix a broken computer and need to do some research for a location.