After six years, the last couple filled with numerous frustrating sessions wrestling with the slowness of my 2005 iMac, I finally bought a new computer. And it’s badass, too: The high-end 15-inch MacBook Pro. After never having owned a laptop bigger than 13 inches, I decided to go with the 15-inch model since I won’t be getting an external monitor to hook it up to. I’ve been using an older 15-inch MacBook Pro as my work computer, and realized pretty quickly how nice the extra screen real estate is for photo editing and coding.
I figured since I had the money (I’d been saving my pennies like a good little girl for quite some time), I’d go ahead and splurge on the model with the better graphics card since I plan on gaming along with all of the photo editing I do. And! I’ll finally be able to do some video editing since I now have a computer that can actually handle it. Every time I tried to make a video in iMovie on my iMac I ended up wanting to stab someone. I’m not even kidding, I would click something and could go take a shower before the computer would respond.
Now I’m going through the process of transferring all of my applications and photos over from my other machines. I didn’t want to use the Migration Assistant because I’m sure after years of use there are some bad preferences on the iMac, and my stuff is kind of scattered across multiple computers. Including the one I use for work, I have three functioning Macs with files and applications on them that I need to transfer to this machine.
So. I’ve got my work cut out for me, but luckily it’s been pretty easy so far. After nearly 30 years of working on Apple computers, I often take for granted how everything works so flawlessly (most of the time) and just makes sense. It’s kind of nice to be reminded of that again as I move stuff around, copy and paste libraries, and work through getting this beast set up to my (very specific) liking.