(It’s not what you think)
I was tidying up the Downloads folder on my iMac yesterday, and had CMD-clicked around thirty files in preparation for dragging them to the Trash, when on the last one my index finger had an involuntary spasm and double-clicked. Mac OS X took this aberration as instruction from me to open all said files and this was the result:
Once this particular Pandora’s Box had been opened there was no stopping it, so I just had to sit there and watch, wondering whether the computer would lose the presentation I was working on or just run out of memory and hang.
Neither happened, in fact my paltry 2Gb of RAM did a rather dignified job of handling the mess I’d thrown at it, and once the dust had settled and I’d quit the ten applications I hadn’t intended to run, things returned to normal.
I feel my index finger deserves to be punished for its errant behaviour. Perhaps I’ll stick it somewhere dark and unpleasant — that’ll teach it!