Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Dreaded Spinning Beach Ball of Death

It's what you see on Mac OSX when an application isn't responding: a whirling little rainbow ball, so cheerful. When you see it spinning for Finder, it's chilling.

Today I had to force repeated hard starts before I discovered that the problem isn't the computer but the external hard drive. Whew. I mean, eeek! The external hard drive where I keep bajillions of images stored with only limited backup because I ran out of space? Now I'm frantically skimming the internet to see if I should buy even bigger storage or just store online. Not that online servers don't fail...

Is there a patron saint of digital storage who can protect my precious cache? Maybe these pretty cherubs will watch over things. They are a detail from an old lithograph that was embellished with German scrap.

All images are high resolution and free for your use. Please don't add them to digital collections for resale. Click below to visit my shop!

No comments:

Post a Comment