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Mac the Knife

Day 121 of 365: "Mac the Knife"


I've been talking about this computer a lot this week. This is my six year old MacBook. I had to bring it in to get fixed last week and had a few issues with the repair along the way. Although this computer is no longer my main computer I use for photo editing, it is still my favorite. I actually let the problems I had with this repair effect my mood this week.


For some people, I know this sounds silly. "It's just a computer," they would say. But to me, this computer means a lot. I've edited thousands of photos on it; created and editing hundreds of videos; it's been my gateway to social media: Flickr, Yahoo Instant Messenger, MySpace, iSpQ, YouTube, Stickam, Skype, Twitter, Facebook, and 500px (and a few others along the way that never stuck).


The social media aspect of it always tied in with the art side of things for me. Through the creative tools on this machine, as well as devices like a built-in webcam, it became the gateway to meet people from all around the world as well as enhance my local social circle and reconnect family and old friends.


And it all started on this machine.


Other computers came before it. Others will come after it. But this one hit at the exact moment when art and social networking collided for me and I can't imagine my life any other way.


So I guess it's okay that I was a little concerned when I thought it was time to replace this computer.


And with today marking the 1/3 way point for my 365 project, instead of doing another portrait of myself, I decided to post this image of one of the many tools I've been using to make this project a reality.




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Taken on February 9, 2012