Archive for December, 2007

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

I haven’t been updating here much lately because my day job has been pretty crazy since I arrived back from my vacation in October.   I have been covering for a person who resigned suddenly in Sydney as well as doing my own job.  I have been working on a project to allow people in India to work on projects ran out of Australia.   Of course this means we get cheaper labour to onsell to our customers.   But the system changes are causing a lot of problems at the moment.  I’m really looking forward to the Christmas week to have a few days off.   Then after Christmas I’m heading to Wollongong to spend New Year’s Eve with my friends up there.

The Macbook Pro

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

I had actually set out to buy the white Macbook.   But when I compared them side by side the Macbook Pro looked so much nicer, and the programs on it opened much quicker too.   It’s larger and heavier then my previous 12″ laptop.   But I think I will use it a lot more with it’s larger 15.4″ wide screen, 2.2 Ghz dual core processor, 120 GB hard drive, 2 gig or ram and a seperate 128MB graphics card.   The guy at the store convinced me that the seperate ram for the graphics card would make video editing much easier.   And so far I really love this machine!    I am concentrating on getting the Mac Pro set up first and then I can replicate those programs to the Macbook to use during my travels.  

The Giant Mac Pro!

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

There’s no denyng that this is the daddy of Macs.   I could tell by the looks I got as I wheeled it home on my trolley from the My Mac store up the road.   Now this is a pretty amazing machine with its 2 x 2.66 Ghz Intel Xeon dual core processors, 750GB hard drive and 5 gig of ram.    The guy at the store assures me that there’s nothing I can’t do with this machine.   It took a while at first to figure out that it did not have leopard installed when I got it home, but it came with a drop in disk.   The guys at the store had also mistakenly put in a much smaller hard drive than the one I had ordered…  oops! 
It now has the internet connected and I have installed Parallels so I can run my existing Windows based programs on it until I learn the new Mac programs.  The next step will be to start bringing files across from my PC.   Oh…  and it puts out quite a lot of heat from the back of the box….    that will come in handy for winter.

Guess who’s mum’s got a Whirlpool..

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Santa Claus came early this year!   Well I have been talking about doing this forever!   And a lot of people have been telling me I would be better off moving to Mac computers to make all my editing and publishing work easier.   I have a steep learning curve ahead of me now as last week I went into the My Mac store near the Loft and bought the Macbook Pro laptop and Mac Pro desktop.   I needed both because I am travelling so much now.   I can’t wait to start using the new software and redevelop my websites.   I will post a little more about the machines I have bought later.  In the meantime I need to clean up my desk to make some space!

My Cool Mum

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

I just learnt today that my mum bought herself an iTouch for Christmas.   Well if she thinks she has bought herself the coolest present for Christmas just wait till she gets a load of what I just bought myself!   I can’t actually say what it is yet until it gets delivered because it’s just not the same without a photo of me holding it.    But I can say this…  it’s the most expensive thing I’ve bought since that house thing a couple of years ago.
My mum also has a better laptop computer, better mobile phone and digital SLR camera than me….  not that we’re competitive.