New monitor purchased today, so now the Mac Mini (aka BigMort) is running dual monitors — with an optional 3rd display if I connect my iPad. The desk is a mess with wires and components, and especially as I’m trying (still) to get my files organized, consolidated, backed up, etc. as part of the move to BigMort.
The big success story of the day so far has been the use of a crossover cable (a friendly thing I picked up a number of computers ago) to transfer files quickly between my MacBook Pro and the Mac Mini. Thanks to this site for making it ridiculously straightforward — http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=2009041314172249 — I moved stuff over without a hitch. And now, I just have to start sorting, sifting, purging, etc. all the digital stuff.
The sad stories today have been about the flakiness of two of my external drives and/or drive enclosures. Since I’m trying to transfer stuff from those as well and get all things organized it has been a frustration. Eventually it will get worked out. In the meantime a new USB 3.0 drive enclosure is moving some things around from the one happy drive. But it needs to be reformatted, so that’s all fun and games too.
I can’t wait to get the desk area all happy and set up the way I like it. Then there shall be geeky posting of photos of the command centre. :)