Lack of Posts
I haven’t been posting very often lately, not because anything is wrong, just because I haven’t been reading much and haven’t had much to say or reviews to post. Sorry, but I’ll try to get back in the swing of things.
I have two or three books going right now, and odds are I’ll finish something soon that’s worthy of a post. I did finish one last night, if you can call it finishing, as I read about 45 pages and tossed it in the donate to library box. Maybe someone will like it, but I don’t think it’s even worthy of posting on BookSwap. It was a 1987 hardcover first edition, signed, that I bought in the heat of the post-modern mystery frenzy that gripped many of us during that time. I’ll not name the book, there’s no reason. But you won’t see a post on it, other than this. I’m chugging away in Pillars of the Earth, Follett’s 1000 page historical, but I’ll need to read other things during the trip through that one, so I have a mystery short story collection and a SF novel going too.
You may remember but I’m reminding you anyway, that I use a Mac. On June 10 I upgraded to Safari 5.0. Safari is a pretty good browser, works seamlessly in the Mac OS and has a few features I use a lot. I have Firefox and Google Chrome loaded as well, but Safari is my usual choice. Just a few minutes ago I used my backup program, Time Machine, to revert to Safari 4.0.5, the previous version I had.
Why? Funny you should ask. The upgrade was supposed to be faster, safer and have cool new extra features. Personally I think Apple struck out on this one. It’s buggy, it’s much slower, it crashes, some of the features are more irritating than helpful. If I didn’t know better I’d think Microsoft designed it. I’m telling you this so anyone who might decide to try the latest version should BACK UP YOUR APPLICATIONS FOLDER so you can revert if you need to. Using Time Machine, it took me about 30 seconds to make the switch back, including tossing the new version off the hard drive.