Bad Boys 4 Life

Remember how I said that I need a new computer? I got one.

My consulting computer died last night. A slow, painful death. There’s just no resuscitating it at this point in time. So, I had to go and buy a new computer, because I have these horrible deadlines that people are expecting me to meet. I know, I am whining and I need to get over myself.

I wound up spending a lot more on this computer than I thought I would. But, I bought a quality computer, so I’m hoping it’ll last me for a long time. It’s DEFINITELY powerful. It will definitely get my design and consulting work done, and I can use it for class. So I’m calling it a good investment. Plus it’s beautiful and that’s a bonus.

It’s a MacBook Air.

I pulled the trigger and got a MacBook. I’ve wanted one since I was… gosh, when I was in grade school and Apple came out with those colourful MacBooks. Do you remember those that were white with a pop of orange, or blue, or pink? I loved those. I wanted one just because they were beautiful. And now, here I am, decades later and I finally got what I wanted.

Good things in life may take time, but they do come eventually.

Large purchases, like a computer, make my throat swell a little. I must admit, I don’t actually like spending large sums of money on one thing (I nearly had a heart attack when I bought my car). I much prefer keeping the money in my bank account. But hey, you can’t have your cake and eat it too.

If anyone has any MacBook tips, tricks or suggestions, I’d love to hear them. I’m flying blind setting this bad-boy up tonight.

On a completely unrelated note, I would like to say that if you’ve never watched Squid Game, don’t ever watch Squid Game. This show is not for the faint of heart. Save yourself the nightmares and opt for something easier on the soul.

I need a new computer

Guys, I’m in desperate need of a new computer.

I continue to be approached by people looking to hire me for consulting work and my current setup just isn’t cutting it.

The computer that I’m typing this message on is from 2013. It’s a Lenovo, and it’s a beast. I love it dearly, but it’s getting to that point in a computer’s life in which it cannot function properly anymore. It doesn’t deal well with bluetooth, or two factor authentication, etc…

I have a computer that I have been trying to use for design work, but it’s not powerful enough. I need a bigger hard drive, I need more processing power. I need more from it.

I don’t want to spend obscene amounts of money on a computer. But also, if I did buy a real quality computer that I could use for eight years, like I’ve used this one, I could probably make my money back ten-fold.

Ugh.

It’s so hard.

I don’t know what computer to buy.

I also don’t wan to spend this much money on a computer so close to Christmas.

Tips? Suggestions?

Thank you

New laptop battery for the win.

This post is in follow up to last week’s post ‘When it rains it pours’.

A new battery showed up for my laptop this morning. The tracking on the battery still says that it’s in Chicago, so I was a little baffled to see it on my doorstep when I woke up. It showed up shockingly fast. Faster than things can get to my house from Vancouver. Nevertheless, I put the battery into my computer and it turns on AGAIN. I have a functioning laptop again! And way faster than I thought it would be.

It might sound sad, but my computer is sort a lifeline for me.