Moving Backwards

Subtitle 1: The intricacies of a minimalist computer user with too many choices.

Subtitle 2: Returning to Snow Leopard

Note: Been drinking too much. Aka the byproduct of Xmas season and gluttonous living that has reared me. With that in mind…

Oh, dear worst-reader, it’s been yet another long, moist, obnoxious and humdrum season of bore and be-bored in the Cölner Bay. You know, you would think that by now persons of a certain age would have figured out that just keeping the whole Xmas thing away from children might be a start to raising some people to be human instead of a horde of automatons (that we’ve all become), lusting after things that reveal themselves to be unlustworthy in a few short months. But enough about me.

This is a post about what I went through to get back to OS X Snow Leopard after installing Lion and then Mountain Lion on my dreary, weary, lolly mid-2010 “13 MPB that has guided me through thick and thin since that day I remember praying to the immaculate tech-god Steve Jobs that I too, maybe, someday, could own one of his elite products that only folk shitting roses can afford. Since he didn’t hear me, thank goodness there was a reduce-inventory-sale and I could finally afford (just barely afford) one of these things.

Months of deliberation after falling for the BS that Lion was great. This should include the idear that one of the main reasons I could go back to snow leopard was because I have a iPhone 4s, which is my gateway to iCloud. Since the cloud exist above and beyond Apple, i.e. Dropbox, Google Drive, etc., there is no reason to bring down my great hardware with software that runs bloated on it.

Lion was nothing but a cash grab where faulty software could provide a bridge to Mountain Lion, which would be yet another cash grab, and would complete the promise of some sort of OS where the spinning ball isn’t the prerequisite of turning on your computer.

The process of thinking about, deciding and finally taking the drunken time to downgrading to Snow Leopard.

My MBP specs and HW configuration.

Compatibility issues, ex.: ripping music.

Master Boot Record and the key to starting a process of un-monopolizing the tech industry.

How to fully erase a corrupt HDD by installing a completely different OS, which impressed me yet again (unbuntu).

And remember–there is something to being aware of what it is totally unnecessary.

Rant On.

-tgs-