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.Â Â I have been covering for a person who resigned suddenly in Sydney as well as doing my own job.Â I have been working on a project to allow people in India to work on projects ran out of Australia.Â Â Of course this means we get cheaper labour to onsell to our customers.Â Â But the system changesÂ are causing a lot of problems at the moment.Â I’m really looking forward to the Christmas week to have a few days off.Â Â Then after Christmas I’m heading to Wollongong to spend New Year’s Eve with my friends up there.
I had actually set out to buy the white Macbook.Â Â But when I compared them side by side the Macbook Pro looked so much nicer, and the programs on it opened much quicker too.Â Â It’s larger and heavier then my previous 12″ laptop.Â Â 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.Â Â The guy at the store convinced me that the seperate ram for the graphics card would make video editing much easier.Â Â And so far I really love this machine!Â Â Â I am concentrating on getting the MacÂ Pro set up first and then I can replicate those programs to the Macbook to use during my travels.Â Â
There’s no denyng that this is the daddy of Macs.Â Â I could tell by the looks I got as I wheeled it home on my trolley from the My Mac store up the road.Â Â 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.Â Â Â The guy at the store assures me that there’s nothing I can’t do with this machine.Â Â 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.Â Â The guys at the store had also mistakenly put in a much smaller hard drive than the one I had ordered…Â oops!Â
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.Â Â The next step will be to start bringing files across from my PC.Â Â Oh…Â and it puts out quite a lot of heat from the back of the box….Â Â Â that will come in handy for winter.
Santa Claus came early this year!Â Â Well I have been talking about doing this forever!Â Â 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.Â Â 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.Â Â I needed both because I am travelling so much now.Â Â I can’t wait to start using the new software and redevelop my websites.Â Â I will post a little more about the machines I have bought later.Â In the meantime I need to clean up my desk to make some space!
I just learnt today that my mum bought herself an iTouch for Christmas.Â Â 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!Â Â 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.Â Â Â But I can say this…Â 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 phoneÂ and digital SLR camera than me….Â not that we’re competitive.