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From my IBM PCjr, to my Commodore 64, Mac Classic, Mac LC III, string of PCs, and finally to my current Mac PowerBook G4 — 20 years of nerd-dom — I have never had a complete, proper backup. Dangerous, I know. I did backup my iTunes database on DVDs once, but that was a couple of years ago, and I have made occasional CDs of my documents file.

Anyway, I picked up a 160 GB Western Digital Passport portable hard drive, and that was a dud because that particular drive does not work with a PowerBook G4. So I picked up this LaCie F.A. Porsche 500 GB USB 2.0 external hard drive at Amazon.com for $119. Much, more better.

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Apple updated Tiger to .11 this afternoon, so I fired up Software Update the second I saw the news over on Mac Rumors. (I’m not a total zombie, but I am particularly susceptible to OS updates and shiny objects.) The reboot chugged a little longer than the last few updates but came up fine.

I’ll upgrade the PowerBook to Leopard sometime after Christmas, but I want to get an external drive first to run Time Machine on the initial install. And I’d like to add another 512 MB of memory to have a full 1 GB so I can adequately handle Leopard’s awesomeness. Leopard is supposedly the last new OS for PowerPC machines, so I guess I’ll have to buy a new MacBook Pro when Liger comes out.

Safari 3 is included in the .11 update, but I’ve tooled around with it a bit and still like Firefox better.

UPDATE:  Peter is obviously pushing “brains” (deep voice, vacant, slowly: braaaaaaiiiins) to be the most tagged word on this blog — ahem, Oprah! — so here’s one from me.

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