Sunday, April 7
Martin, the time machine
Fast forward five years, to some time in the last few months, when I decide that I really need to figure out how to use Martin effectively. I pull him out of the drawer and then Martin sits on my file cabinet, cable and brain at the ready.
Today, I decide to figure out Martin. And oh my goodness! Apparently, some more awesome things happened to my computer when I upgraded the operating systems all those months ago. This cool thing, which I've known about forever but never had an official one, called a Time Machine, is a back-up saving device sold by Apple. The Apple Time Machine is expensive, which is why I've not bought one.
But today, when I plugged Martin into my computer, the nifty new operating system asked me (I paraphrase), "Hey, miss thing! You wanna use Martin as a Time Machine? I can make that happen!" And then it gave me two buttons to click, and then, BOOM, the computer starts backing up to Martin!
Since this was the first back-up on Martin ever, and since I have a lot of stuff on the computer, it took about three hours for it to finish, but it was well worth the wait. I feel so much better now. Pictures, documents, videos and all that are now comfortably resting for perpetuity on Martin, for whenever I need them.
Posted by Kimmie G at 7:58 PM