You know that frustration you feel when your computer is behaving badly but
you're so in love, you can't bear to break up with it? Turns out that
relationships, including the ones we have with our computers, are very complicated.
That's how I'm feeling right now about my Mac. It's a MacBook Air and I've had
it for about 8 years which is like 70 human years. Computer years are even
tougher than dog years.
If my computer was a PC, I would have been through two more by now, but not with
So, while I'm still trying to hang onto my "best" computer companion, I've
reached out to Apple Tech Support and any geek/nerd I can find.
One of my problems is that my MacBook is not "going to sleep" when I want it to.
Which makes it really tough to get updates. Yup, you heard me, Mac will not go
to bed! I have to hold down that little button on the top right until it finally
goes to sleep. Then after I count ten seconds, I push that button down again,
Mac turns on, but not before it flashes a notice at me, The computer shut
down because of a problem, it will continue starting up in sixty seconds.
Don't touch any buttons the tech guy said. I touch nothing, and it boots up.
Then the next day there's a message waiting for me on my computer that says,
Mac could not install updates, if you want to, blah, blah, blah, the
routine starts over again
Mac is operating, but it has 23,000 emails that I am having difficulty deleting.
I've taken off most of my photos, and that's tough for the artwork I do. I guess
I have to visit the Apple Store or call Apple Tech Support tomorrow. I want my
computer to be nice to me and treat me the way I expect to be treated. I do some
pretty important stuff on it, and I don't want to worry it will have a Mac
attack on me while I'm on the last chapter of my book.
So, should I break up with my Mac or keep getting "counseling" from Apple Tech
Support? I'll keep you posted . . .
Gail Ingis Claus
is an author,
artist/painter and interior designer. Her upcoming romance The Unforgettable
will be released in the spring 2018. Her current historical
romance, Indigo Sky
purchased on amazon
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