Sitting here on the first of Feb, it’s already difficult to remember the details of my run last week.
And it’s also tricky to show you as my MacBook Air has found a new way to frustrate me. iPhoto (remember from before that this is the only way to get photos from iPhone to MacBook) started uploading 55 photos from my iPhone but stopped with 18 to go. It has clearly stopped uploading (maybe an hour ago now), but I still can’t close the programme because it’s convinced that it’s still working fine. Disconnecting the iPhone makes no difference at all. It’s an impasse.
So for those of you thinking about changing from a PC to a Mac, pause to think about the following. It’s great in that it starts as soon as you open it and it certainly looks cool, but:
- It’s designed for (and presumably by) people with 20/20 vision and it’s mighty difficult (in some instances impossible) to increase the size of the fonts and have them stay that way
- You can’t easily save files to the folder that you want them in (that’s not how it works here)
- The cables seem to be designed to break (actually I’m thinking of the iPhone cable that is currently plugged in… we have about four broken ones in the house at the moment)
- Despite not using iTunes, it seems to have a 695mb or so update every other week (the last update insisted on being downloaded three times before I assumed that the prompt is broken)… it’s almost like a pointed reprimand for not having bought the version with the maximum memory
- You can’t see how much memory is taken up by the myriad updates… that’s clearly above my pay grade!
- Actually, I could go on, but suffice to say that I wish that I hadn’t gone back to Mac… PCs have their own frustrations (oh yes!), but at least they don’t constrain the way you want to work
I’m sure that I will get some stick for this outburst, but only from die-hard Mac users, or those people who have not tried both. I WANT to love it, but it’s really hard to do that with the constant constraints to work around.
Anyway, last Sunday started very cold indeed, but it was warmer running than I expected… I had my outer layers unzipped after about a mile. The mud was deep enough to cover me in splatters head to toe, but sufficiently shallow to be really slippery! There was loads of water around (photos would be nice here… I’ll upload them if I am allowed to at some stage!).
Overall I ran 6 miles in 1.02… a shade under 6mph. You can see the details here: https://www.strava.com/activities/245835561