I haven't been taking as much pictures for blogging lately. My Macbook has once again slowed down considerably which makes picture taking in SL kind of a painful process. I'm still okay for general exploring and wandering around the grid, but when I turn up my graphics settings and hit 'snapshot', my screen goes black and crashes nine out of ten times. I've taken to logging in with my alt for exploring places to blog so that my constant crashing and relogging doesn't annoy everyone on my friends list.
I keep trying to put off that inevitable time that we all reach in our SLives - the time to invest in a new computer. My Macbook is a 2008 model and still an excellent machine for everything else, so I really don't want to part with it. If I do a get a new laptop, it probably will not be until later this year, unless some miracle happens and I win the lottery or something (crosses fingers).
So for now, I'm taking it in for a memory upgrade. It's really the only improvement I can make since you can't exchange graphics cards on Mac computers. Also, next week we're getting a faster internet connection at home so that should make some kind of a difference in SL performance too.
In the mean time, I'll be browsing the Apple store on my lunch hours and drooling over all the new Macbooks that I can't afford right now.
Damn, Second Life is an expensive hobby isn't it?
A view of my home in Piper Point