It came from beyond the cubicle

July 1, 2008
It was a tiny glitch, but one of those annoying obstructions to the work process.

Art director Brian Jackson and I both were having an occasional problem saving InDesign files to the company server. We both spend much of the work day using the popular page make-up program to produce the monthly magazine.

When trying to save an InDesign file to the server, the application would sometimes crash. As we are both working on Macs, whose operating system is touted to be relatively free of that sort of conflict, the glitch was a puzzle.

What could the conflict be, I wondered. I figured out that I could save files to my desktop, but the inability to save to the server was annoying. Brian was having problems along the same lines using PhotoShop, as well.

The other day, we received word from Nick, one of our company’s computer guys, that a new update to the Mac OS would likely solve this bump.

Amazing, I thought. Just when you didn’t expect it, an answer arrives from beyond the cubicle.
And, yes, now that we’ve installed the update, the problem seems to have disappeared.

So here's to OS updates, the glorious ability to improve, fix glitches, and keep the production process smooth and efficient.
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