Well, this is exciting: Last night I went to Comics Club, and there I tried to turn on my PC.
It wouldn’t turn on.
Okay, I’d just hold down the power key; I’ve had start-up trouble like that with PCs before.
I went home, plugged it in, and it still wouldn’t start. So I went around the shops to see if I could buy a replacement — a Surface Pro, perhaps? But both the computer shops in town were out of the pens. So I went home and gave it some thought.
That thinking led me to dash out this morning and buy an iPad Pro. I’d been contemplating it and convinced myself I didn’t need to make the change. Fate had other plans.
I’m glad. While it’s a pain to have to reconfigure a new device, I kept having to do that every couple of months with the PC anyway, because they just seem to get jammed-up over time (part of which is my fault, I’m sure, because I just can’t leave them alone, and am always trying out new software, betas, removing things, and so on).
Already, though, it’s delicious using this machine: the apps are all so much nicer-looking, and they just work, whereas on the PC I felt like I was always fighting to get the machine to do the most basic things (such as synchronize my calendar — like, seriously, how is that a problem in 2018?).
Even better: Our head of Tech and my team leader have said they’ll reimburse me for it, plus send me an old Mac Mini as my full computer (because apps can only do so much).
It’s fun working with a really successful company: they never begrudge us the tools we need to do the work (which makes me feel like they appreciate the work, too).
Back to reinstalling all my brushes in Clip Studio Paint. (I can’t believe this program is available on the iPad, but now I’ve used it, and... yup, it’s the whole thing!)
P.S. Hours and hours later, I’m all set up and ready to create stuff.