Snow Leopard prey

For Christmas my brother was kind enough to get me the latest Mac OS X operating system – Snow Leopard. I’d been looking at it for a while so I could finally crack open the iPhone SDK an have a stab at building an app. More on that later of course.

Finally today I decided to go for the upgrade. My development on my uPlay concept had been going in circles the last few days an is definitely ready for POC (proof of concept) so I figured I was safe and wouldn’t lose much…if anything at all.

I slapped the DVD in the drive and launched the installer. Luckily my DVD drive was working as it’s been having some issues lately. The install took about 30 minutes I think…we went to the mall apparently for something important…whatever that was. When I returned I realized that I had installed to a different drive. The default Macintosh HD drive didn’t show for some reason.

So then came the great Migration event. Move three users, a whack of applications and other files/settings. So far the process has been running for almost 3 hours. Yikes! It wouldve been nice to simply point the OS to the drive and have it use the data there WITHOUT copying it over. At the ery least leave the applications there. That’s a couple hinder gigabytes of space I could have kept free. That would’ve been nice. Oh well.

In the past 7 years that I’ve been using a Mac I’ve seen them come a long way and this is the first time I can recall something not going as I’d expected it. On the plus side I’ll be able to run 10.4 or 10.6…in theory…just not sure why I’d want to.

Back to the iPhone app ideas…have you got any simple ones you’d like to see? A buddy of mine, Martin Bowling is working on an app called iDailyBooth for One idea I’ve got is for a good travel clock. Yes, there’s a few in the AppStore but I just want a cool one for me. Like I asked earlier, any apps you’d like to see? Let me know in the comments.

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