I'm back, but don't tell the cats. I want the Golden Oldies Week to use up the preset posts.
But the computer problem was serious. In spite of my taking the cover off the old Mac Mini and looking for any sign of wine spill damage (none visible), there was some on the hard drive and some port according to the repair guys. Enough so that the Mac Repair Shop said it needed more work than a new one would cost. I have some doubts, but I don't have the expertise to argue with them or repair it myself.
Well, 3 years for computer isn't TOO bad ...
I talked to the repair guys and am not much more knowledgeable than when I started. They were able to transfer my old hard drive to the new computer (so why wasn't it able to work in my Mini Mac)? But there are times to surrender. I now have a replacement (essentially identical to the old one). That's OK. The old one had 500GB and I only used 100, so the same is just fine.
The interesting thing is that I was using the old Mac DeskPro and found iPhoto pictures on it that I had deleted on the Mac Mini in 2010. I copied them over to the new computer with a flash drive in a new-named file.
I copied them to the new computer to a new file named "iPhoto2", but I can't seem to merge the files. I'm afraid to just copy the old file into the new one in case it just overwrites the new file and overwrites all the new photos. Any advice would be great. For what is worth, I have the entire new iPhoto pictures saved on an external backup drive, so I probably can't lose them.
I checked my Google Reader. 226 posts to read! And 150 emails! That will take a few days! LOL!