With the move to China there has been some inventory checking and some wish listi buying. We knew we wanted a new laptop as the Dell is getting a bit old and acting its age. Like pretty much every computer I’ve owned it is now moving slow, locking up and generally giving me more trouble than I know how to handle.
Truth be told, it would probably last us a few more years were we not moving to China, but that kind of a move is a good excuse to upgrade.
The Mac choice is recent. I’ve been interested in them for along while, but making the jump seemed too difficult and the inability to work in a PC world seemed too great. But with plenty of assurances from friends that the transition was fluid and that Macs now work well with PCs we got more serious.
This is especially true as I have become more geeky with my blogging and digital camera-ing and all around living on the internet. Macs are notoriously good at artistic type stuff, and as my life is more artistic-y we finally made the choice to go to the other side.
We went with the basic Macbook. 120 gig hard drive, 1 gig memory etc. Not top of the line, but way better than the Dell.
Honestly though, I can’t say I’m super impressed. This always happens with my new technology. I get all excited about it before I purchase that by the time it is in-hand I expect it to be magical. Then I look at it going –is this it?
The Mac is a computer, it does computer stuff. Cool computer stuff, but it didn’t clean my house or make me smarter or anything so I’m immediately kind of let down.
But that’s just me.
It is nice a fast and whiz-bang, but I’m tentative about that as all new computers are. So far it has been pretty easy to navigate the differences between PC and Mac. The one button mouse still trips me up, and the keyboard is slightly different, but I’m learning. I’ve only just played with the video/picture/audio tools, but they look way cool. I’m already planning bootleg country pod casts for China.
Please slap me if I turn into that annoying Mac guy from those commercials.
A couple of other odds and ends:
Tomorrow I am headed to Oklahoma. Will be working with dad in the heat and dirt. It will be back breaking work, but hopefully I’ll earn enough cash to take care of the bills. I should be able to keep up with the blog, but please forgive any breaks.
You may have noticed the blog taking on a more bloggy feel of late. This will continue for a long while. With the moving and the stress and the business I haven’t been able to do my normal pop-culture madness. It is hard to review a movie when I haven’t been watching them, or do a Random Shuffle when I’m out of town moving boxes. It is however a little more easy to do a quick blurb about what I am doing. I try to write cool essays, but even those are tough.
When I first started this blog it was all about my experiences in France. It was only later that it merged into the bastion of pop culture goodness. Now with China looming it will probably turn into more personal bits.
You’ll get used to it. You’ll learn to love it.