Damn. I have to do this again. I have to put OSS on hold.
You’ve probably noticed my posting has become spotty. There are a few things conspiring to cause that.
The first problem is my iMac is on the fritz. The bad news is that it will have most every major component swapped out before we’re done. (will it still be the same computer?) The good news is that I’m still on AppleCare! (till July)
The second problem is the felgercarb is about to hit the fan at work. My company is looking into changing our marketing automation, email marketing, and possibly moving our website hosting and CMS all by early July.
My job responsibilities are changing as well. I’ll be not just the Sr. Graphics Designer but also the Sr. User Experience Designer as well. I’m going to be struggling to keep up with (and learn) the web migration, redesign, and all the marketing automation, salesforce.com integration, etc. all while still doing the PPT, collateral layout, web updates, and Flash animations I’ve been doing to date.
*ahem* AAUUGGHHHH! Version Deux.
So you could say I’ll be rather busy in the coming weeks. Sorry to say OSS needs to take a back seat for the near future. I’ll put up some posts from time to time but I’m going to be straight out for a while.
Thanks for reading and I’ll be back (again).
PS. If any of you know about HubSpot to WordPress migration or Salesforce and Marketo integration. I’d be happy to swap you a sketch for some pointers.
So I took my iMac to the shop last Friday (5/3/13) and picked it up on Tuesday (5/7/13). They replaced the LCD display, backlight, and video card.
Once home it had a few strange video problems that I attributed to the new components but they went away and I though everything was A-OK. Then ol’ sparky started shutting down unexpectedly and eventually wouldn’t even start up all the way before the screen went dark. It didn’t seem to be just the display this time. Something sinister is afoot.
We’re now back up after another trip to the shop. They got it to boot and sent me home but ordered a replacement motherboard and power supply. Once they come in we bring Mr. iMac back and the put it through some stress testing to see if new parts are needed. I could have had most major components replaced before we’re done. (The HD was replaced last fall as part of a recall) So I’m VERY glad this all happened now and not in July when my AppleCare runs out.
Right now I’m torn between wanting my Mac to keep working and wanting it to fail so I can justify the repair. Guess I should figure out if my work laptop can use my scanner so I can get some OSS strips up.
I know I’ve been lax in my update schedule for the past weeks. Unfortunately, it’s going to continue for a little bit longer. I have to take the old iMac back into the shop. Luckily my AppleCare is still active! Yay! It expires in July. Yikes! So OSS could have some more delays for a bit.