I had a little reminder/wakeup call just today.
My input device, my wireless trackball was acting up.
Changing the batteries and restarting didn’t fix it.
I was about to reach for a 3rd party software called Disk Warrior but decided that it wasn’t that serious.
So where was my Snow Leopard discs? I turned my office inside out…
Those install discs that came with my operating system is that important.
With it, you at least stand a chance of booting up your computer to see if you can fix the internal hard drive.
In the wrong hands, that disc can also create havoc.
If you keep that disc with your computer and your computer is stolen, a thief can just as easily change your master password of the administrator giving them access to all your files.
In case you’re wondering what this has to do with photography, well, nothing.
But if you aren’t shooting film, then it has everything to do with photography.
Every competent photographer needs to know their operating system or else, they will have to pay someone a lot to bail them out of a jam or risk losing every single image they shoot.
I had to do a restart into “Safe boot” by holding down the “Shift” key until the login screen appeared.
Then I repaired permissions by launching Disk Utility (Under Applications from the Go menu on the finder) then I selected my internal hard drive and chose repair permissions.
All is well again. The tech gods are smiling on me once again.
Peter Phun Photography
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