There are times when doing something yourself just isn’t worth it. I learned that (again) this month as I attempted to update my Mac to the most recent operating system. I followed all the instructions on backing up, and rather successfully installed the upgrade, but my computer slowed down to a crawl. After spending a few days trying to get work done, with many more tea breaks than I needed, I gave in and took my computer in to Onyx Consulting.
It took them a couple of days, mainly because I have so many files on my computer – lots of photos that take up lots of space – but my computer is back at home and running faster than ever! Matt at Onyx did a great job keeping me updated on the progress too. So when your computer needs an upgrade, or has problems, call the fine folks at Onyx. They do Mac and Windows repairs, and sell Macs too. And when you purchase your next computer from them, you get expedited service – it’s so worth it! They have 3 locations around town, I go to the Northeast Atlanta location at:
3296 Northcrest Road
Atlanta, GA 30340
Dropbox User Alert
On a related point, my laptop was running slow also. I checked the Activity Monitor and noted that Dropbox was quite active. This was interesting, since I was not actively using Dropbox at the moment. Then I received a notice that my Dropbox was almost full. I checked, but no, there weren’t that many files there. Hmmmm.
In talking with a friend, I learned that Dropbox associates your box with all the accounts of those you let have access to your files. So if one of those users was filling up their own Dropbox, others would also be affected. I really don’t understand this, and an email to Dropbox got the vaguely polite form letter of thanks for thinking of us, but we don’t have any interest in answering your questions.
I now will use Dropbox very sparingly, and have closed the app on my site – I used to keep it open constantly. And the good news is my laptop is also back up to speed.