Technical difficulties

by Terry B on November 16, 2011

We’ve been having computer issues here at Blue Kitchen. So instead of cooking, photographing and posting, we were stewing about our electronics. The blog is still very much up and running, so feel free to look around, search the archives, leave comments… We were just a little too preoccupied to put up our regular Wednesday posts. The computer is fine now, and food will be back soon, perhaps Thursday.

I’d like to take a moment here to say a little bit about Apple and their computers. Our current five-year-old iMac is the latest in a long line of Macs that have graced our desks and laps over the years. We just like Macs. They not only work beautifully and intuitively, they look cool doing it. Steve Jobs raised the bar on design as much as he did technology.

And if the computers alone weren’t enough to win our loyalty, there’s the Apple Store’s Genius Bar. This evening’s visit was typical. A friendly, helpful genius (I’m embarrassed that I don’t remember her name) spent half an hour with us, running diagnostics on our long out of warranty iMac that showed it was healthy and teaching us how to automate our back-ups to our external hard drive. When we were done, she not only charged us nothing for our visit, she validated our parking.

I know there are PC users out there who are every bit as loyal to PCs and Windows as we are to Macs—and for good reason, I’m sure. But I’d like to just say this to PC fans. If Apple had never come along, your PC would not be what it is today. Thank you, Steve Jobs, wherever you are.

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jo(e) November 16, 2011 at 3:23 am

All my computers have been Macs.

angela@spinachtiger November 16, 2011 at 5:36 pm

I just switched my blog to wordpress. It was such a pain and there is nothing more frustrating than technical difficulties. See you soon.

Terry B November 16, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Jo(e), our very first computer was a mouseless, Windowless PC back in the dark ages of computing. I can’t even fathom that now.

Thanks, Angela! I’ve been with WordPress from the beginning, but the switch from .com to .org (and becoming my own webmaster in the process) was not exactly a picnic in the country.

kitchenriffs November 16, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Computer problems are a pain! Sorry to hear you’ve been having difficulties, but glad you’re up and running again. My first computer was a KayPro, which ran on the CP/M operating system – before DOS and the IBM computers. All command line stuff, which I rather liked (the early Apples were command line, too – no mice – mice came out of Xerox Parc, as did the graphical interface that drives today’s computers). Problem was, of course, you couldn’t do anything graphical with the computers of that era (unless you had an Atari). Much, much better today, no matter whether you’re a Mac or PC type person. Anyway, look forward to your food postings soon!

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