May 5 2010

Laundry Day. Among other things.

After spending an hour ironing my freshly laundered bedding and diligently making the bed, Bigsby wasted no time to walk across the bed (putting little foot divots in it as he went) and lounge (as if to say, “Why thank-you for cleaning my bedding.  It was about time.”)
Today is my first day back doing computer work after a week of breaking from photography/technology.  And what do you suppose happens? Aperture crashes.  Not the first time, although it’s always annoying. But here’s the kicker.  I tried to open it and it gives me this error: “There was an error opening the database for the library “~/Pictures/2010 Library.aplibrary”  After googling the error, I find that “oh well, this happens.”  And I’m supposed to repair the library database.  Which has been sitting at 0% for the last hour.  And apparently that’s normal.  Aperture is starting to be my least favourite Apple product ever.  It crashes on a daily basis.  When I switched from aperture 2 to 3, it DELETED my entire library.  GONE.  DELETED.  Luckily I had about 90% backed up at that time. (I lost my Olympic pictures)  AND, I hear that this has been a common problem.  I’m sorry, what??  Deleting entire libraries of photos is common, and yet Apple released it still??
 I’m going to try a few changes, and if that doesn’t help much then…goodbye aperture.  I will be moving to Adobe Lightroom ASAP.  I can’t waste all this time waiting for software to reload.
I hate technology.