OK, it came back from Apple wiped.
❶ Lost the Snow Lepord OSX, Iworks, and Ilife upgrade. Have to find the distribution disks. (That was last year. Know how much stuff has flowed under the proverbial bridge?)
❷ CARBONITE did its job. All my data is back. (Not software. Ouch!)
❸ DROPBOX put an extra data backup in its folder. (Data back up redundancy. Love it.)
❹ GOFLEX drive did NOT back up the applications directory. (ARGH! Not recommending that any time soon.)
❺ What ever clipboard manager I was happily using B.A. (before Apple mucked it) is lost in the mists of memory. (Note to self: keep your own manifest of what’s on the machine! Argh!)
❻ Dumped Apple’s lame MAIL Client. Deployed THUNDERBIRD3. (PIA to redefine all those accounts. Would have had to do it for APPLEMAIL. So bite the bullet.)
❼ Blogs have been neglected and irregular during this adventure.
❽ Old APPLEMAIL archives are “lost”. Argh!
❾ Oh, and thanks Apple for the “Thanks for purchasing your Mac.” message. Argh!
❿ Old system of accounts on the MACBOOKAIR is wiped. Guess I’ll just forget about “separation” of USER and ADMINISTRATOR roles. Argh!
The adventure continues.
p.s., I dumped APPLE’s software for Open Office.
p.p.s., Started a “manifest” of stuff I put on like NVU.
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