Living With USB-C

I’ve had my MacBook Pro for a little over 6 months now. It’s the one with the touchbar and only USB-C ports. I was worried that those ports — no “conventional” USB ports nor an SD card slot — would be the most difficult part of the laptop. (It turns out that the most difficult … Continue reading Living With USB-C

I should probably have that looked at

’tis the season for broken laptops.  Last month, I took in my laptop-turned-server with the broken video chip and expired AppleCare.  Fortunately, it was a known defect and they covered it, even with the expired warranty.  My main computing device, an older-model (Rev. B) MacBook Air (also with expired AppleCare) has been slowly deteriorating over … Continue reading I should probably have that looked at

Happy Returns

Dropping off the laptop at the Apple Store earlier this week felt like leaving a kitty at the kennel. There was a certain sense of loss, detachment, and sadness. Farewell, little laptop. They’ll take good care of you while I’m gone. I’ll see you in a few days. Today’s trip to the Apple Store this … Continue reading Happy Returns

MacBook Pro, Dead on Arrival

I took my MacBook Pro in to the Apple Store today.  For some reason, I am always nervous when going anywhere for tech support.  In general, I am a tech-savvy guy who knows exactly what he is talking about.  When dealing with tech support, though, I always go into it feeling like I will be … Continue reading MacBook Pro, Dead on Arrival

Laptop Woes

My laptop currently seems to be f’ed in the a.  It has been behaving a little flaky in the past week or so (perhaps since the latest OS and graphics update.)  I would come back to my desk and notice the screensaver had locked up and the screen had a number of pixels with the … Continue reading Laptop Woes

Macworld Thoughts

Of the things announced by El Steveo, I have to say that I’m thrilled by the technology in general, but not terribly interested in owning much of it. My thoughts: * MacBook Air: yep, it’s tiny. My laptop really serves as a portable desktop, so a super-thin slightly underpowered/underfeatured laptop just does not do it … Continue reading Macworld Thoughts

Sewers, Laptops, and Moneys

Last weekend, our neighbor held the first ever neighborhood potluck. Going into it, I was a little skeptical of the outcome because no neighbor really talks all that much to any other neighbor — but at the same time, I had high hopes that it would be a great time. And it ended up being … Continue reading Sewers, Laptops, and Moneys

Pricey Kitty Novelty

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal.  To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at Pro: productivity tool or the most expensive cat toy ever? (The first few seconds of the video are gray/blocky/choppy, but … Continue reading Pricey Kitty Novelty