I’m sorry, I sort of sloughed off a review this week what with various issues. Okay, question: how many of you are Mac people? I am, and part of this week was preparing for the imminent demise of dotmac and the forced migration to iCloud. I’ve been putting it off for a while since, well, I just didn’t freaking feel like it. That, and I didn’t want to go for the expense of upgrading from Leopard to Snow Leopard to Lion (for those of you who don’t know or don’t care, those are the names of the later Mac operating systems. I suggest they put the brakes on before they have to start naming them “Seal-Point Himalayan” or something..) In any case. Apple dangled a free copy of Snow Leopard in front of me so, being one who loves the word “free”, I bit. Then I went to the App Store to upgrade to Lion. Nope. My Macbook came with only 1 gig of memory, and Lion needs at least two. Off to Amazon, where I got 4 gigs for $69 shipped free. Then off to Pioneer Hardware to buy the worlds smallest phillips head screwdriver.
This is the part where I love Apple. Replacing the memory on my Macbook was as follows: Turn off computer. Unplug power cord. Remove battery. Loosen three screws on cover. Pull levers releasing old memory chips. Put in new memory chips. Replace cover and screw in. Replace battery and power cord. Turn computer back on. Then download Lion from App Store for $29. Play Angry Birds on iPhone while Lion downloads.
Now here’s the part where Apple screws up: I signed up for iTunes when it came up, using my Yahoo email address. A year or so later when they introduced their Mac.com free email, I signed up for it, and kept it through it becoming the paid dotmac and then me.com service. The issue is that I can’t combine the two; my iPhone is linked to my .mac address and my computer is tethered to my yahoo one, and Apple hasn’t figured out a way for that to merge. Oh, and my old copy of Office isn’t supported, but I got a free copy of Libre Office, which is fine for what I need (and a great free substitute for Office or even the cheaper Mac versions)
So, just so this isn’t entirely unrelated to perfume, I wore the heck out of Aomassai while doing this (and really, kudos for Apple on the product design. I’m not terribly mechanically clever and I did it in about 10 minutes), and this past weekend I went to the party for the re-opening of ScentBar’s new location. They’ve moved about a mile or so from their old location on Beverly near Sweetzer to Beverly at Martel. The space is much larger than the old one which is nice. In the old space it seemed pretty claustrophobic to have any sort of gathering in there.
In any case, it was a nice time.
Here’s a picture of the old space to give you an idea of how small it was..