Sigh. Shutting things down as normal last night, and the machine hung. The little disk spun and spun on the screen and nothing happened. Kill it at the switch.
This morning, the system seems to operate normally except that the desktop image only appears behind the menu bar at the top of the screen (and also just before shutdown) while the entire real estate of the desktop otherwise is a glaring unpleasing white.
I haven’t a clue how to go about problem solving on this machine and OS yet. And worse, because the Western Digital My Book Studio 750GB hard drive is not playing nice (hear that, potential buyers?) I have no Time Machine backup of what was once a pristine system.
Meanwhile, my productivity chart for the past week looks like the Dow Jones. I had intended this morning to begin the search in the image archives for a possible book cover (no, there isn’t actually a book yet, only drafty parts). I’ll let you know if I come up with something and probably as always ask for your votes.
Sorry to be a whiner, and thanks so much to the Mac crowd that has been kind to offer encouragement, links, and ideas. Keep’em coming!
Yesterday I discovered the beauty of Spaces and that has helped my productivity considerably. I think back of how many blind alleys and stumbles it took me to become proficient with the PC, and by comparison, I’ve raced through years of learning on the Mac in the less than one week I’ve had it.
Doesn’t mean I can’t still crash from time to time. Gonna see if my buddy Doug can make this HD work on his machine (and if not, send it back under warranty) and get my machine Time Machined ASAP and that will soothe a lot of worries.