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Category: technology

01/24/08 04:27 - 21ºF - ID#43015

Totally Worth It

OK, so I've had this new laptop for a week (upgraded from a MacBook to a MacBook Pro). At first I was really nervous that I just wanted to upgrade because I wanted the latest and greatest, but didn't really *need* the latest and greatest. It turns out that it was totally worth it.

  • 4gb of RAM. I can run all the programs that I need at the same time instead of starting them up and shutting down throughout the day. In the case of making web graphics, this is a huge time savings. Text editor, App Server instances, Photoshop, Fireworks, Lightroom, MS Office, News reader, FTP client, Safari, Firefox, SQL client, iTunes, iChat OmniFocus, Mail, and half a dozen other programs all open all day long. And - I can leave one or two Windows VM instances running in the background all the time. Again, huge time savings in testing web apps.

  • Rock solid. This laptop just doesn't seem to hesitate. It is always ready to go when I need it. No hardware trouble, sleeps and wakes up fast.

  • Bigger screen. Awesome, more room to work.

  • Metal enclosure. Feels more rugged.

  • Firewire 800. Super fast external storage.

  • Dual DVI out for a large external monitor.

This is my most favorite computer of all computers that I've ever owned in the last 20 years.

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Category: technology

01/23/08 02:29 - 21ºF - ID#43001

Paul's New Phone?

It has jewels!

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Category: family

01/22/08 04:38 - 30ºF - ID#42987

What is my dad getting up to???

Looks pretty scandalous to me.

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Category: photos

01/21/08 07:37 - ID#42979

Week in review...

Teach your kid to respect women or we'll send him to Guantanamo Bay!

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Setting up new computer this weekend:

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We went to (e:Janelle) and (e:Drew) 's for an afternoon of fun on MLK day.

I won Balderdash (like always!)

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Drew won Apples to Apples:

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And after Drew and Janelle's soiree we went out to Left Bank for dinner (it's (e:James) and my 3 year anniversary today)

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Delish!
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Category: art

01/20/08 06:27 - 11ºF - ID#42964

Desktop Backgrounds

David Lanham:

Super cute, like these:

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01/19/08 09:24 - 13ºF - ID#42958 pmobl

Saturday Night

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Category: estrip

01/19/08 12:16 - 28ºF - ID#42947

M and M Slogans

Help me pick out what to have written on the official (e:strip) M&M's that I plan to order in time for the next party.

Here was my first thought:

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But, unfortunately they do not allow swearing.

Rules: we can have two different slogans, and each one can have two lines of 8 characters each, and they must be G-rated.

Another try:

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Category: tech

01/18/08 09:58 - 28ºF - ID#42943

Setting up new computer...

Somehow in the whole exciting adventure of getting a new computer I somehow lost sight of the fact I'd have to spend all weekend setting it up and tweaking it.

So many things to install...
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01/18/08 10:47 - 27ºF - ID#42936

VERY FUNNY UPS!

So, UPS says I wasn't here to sign for the package this AM when I specifically took off work to be here.

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I bet there was a garbage truck on our street at the same time and the driver just said fuck it and went on to the next block.

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Category: apple

01/16/08 11:09 - 30ºF - ID#42921

New Hardware

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