I've spent so much time moaning recently about my computer woes that I have become boring. Years of using Macs had left me blase and immune to the computer woes of others. Then fate turned and bit me. All those years of importing information from various computers and piling new software on top of old information caught up with me.
Some kind of internal conflict meant crashing programmes. Even Firefox abandoned me. Anything requiring intensive graphics ended up in kernel crashes. I was not happy. I couldn't run Gimp or even Preview. I couldn't do anything with our trip photos. Some days I couldn't even get an email message written before Firefox bid me farewell. The computer became an expensive stereo. Apparently nothing can kill iTunes.
It's early days yet but Mr Blithe may have ridden to the rescue. He's run a diagnostic programme that identifies and fixes software conflicts and issues with preferences. So far so good. You may even see some photos soon. Or see me cheerful. Try not to be too shocked.