Now that the conference is over, I thought I’d treat myself to a day of confusion, pain, and possible loss of my entire digital life, and install OS X 10.3 on my iMac.

Fortunately I’ve got everything backed up, save for a few hundred meg of recent photos, but I take so many of them that I feel like their loss would be sad but not completely tragic.

The installer says its going to process “Base System Part 1” for another 12 minutes. Who knows what happens after that, or what I’ll have on my machine when it’s over. Part of me wouldn’t be completely unhappy to have to do a clean reinstall of stuff– I know I’ve got a lot of detritus on the machine. So long as it boots up, and not in Unix mode. That’s all I ask.