As most of you know, I moved this past weekend. So I’ve been living in the land of boxes for a while.

I was slowly piecing my studio together today. Things were rocking along, I had mostly everything hooked up. I was playing music at a ridiculously loud volume.

Life was good.

Then I tried to connect my Macbook to my new iMac to transfer over some files via firewire.

Ruh-roh…

Nothing. The iMac wouldn’t see the Macbook (in target mode). I tried resetting the PRAM and NVRAM, but nothing changed. I tried it with another firewire hard drive. No dice.

The iMac only has firewire 800, and all my gear is firewire 400, so I had purchased a firewire 400 to 800 converter cable with the iMac. I had hoped it was just the cable that was bad, so I borrowed a cable from a buddy, and…

…still nothing. That means something’s wrong with the iMac. I packed her up and took her over to an authorized Apple repair facility. Hopefully they’ll fix her and we will be together again.

That’s a long intro to a simple tip:

KEEP YOUR BOXES!

Had I thrown away my original iMac box, I would’ve had to toss it in the back seat and leave it with the technician with no protection. However, I still have the original box (with all the original foam pieces), so I was able to safely transport the iMac…worry-free.

It may seem like a small thing, but sometimes gear dies and needs to be sent off for repair. It’s an unpleasant situation, but not having the boxes will make it even MORE unpleasant.

A few house-keeping items:

  • Don’t forget about the HSC 1-Year Anniversary Giveaway!! I’m giving away a SWEET mic package. Register now. I’m announcing the winner on Thursday (April 22).
  • Be on the look out for an announcement tomorrow. That is all. 😉