Flirting with Saturday

Its my weekend back from Vancouver folks. I’ve been back at work for a week now. I’ve made some technology changes in my life. I’ve used a chromebook for some years as my only device. Its been well and good but I always feel the need to experiment and try new things. I’ve been intrigued by the Macbook Pro 2017 13 inch laptop for awhile. I see them in coffee shops, airports, and around town. They look pretty sleek and fun to use.

I decided to join that team and bought myself a brand new laptop and I have to say there is something powerful yet charming about this laptop. it runs circles around my Windows 10 powered work laptop. I have a Surface Book Pro I use for work which runs the required productivity applications I find myself in most days. It could be nice but Windows 10 seems to hamper or limit its potential and the work security management and end point tools also create some issues. I don’t use that laptop for personal stuff at all.

Now I have a new toy and I’m busy learning gestures, the major differences with how applications install, and how to use that amount of Unix under the hood with things like included terminals, ssh, rsync.

After having worked for a week, its nice to have a weekend to play with the new toys and consider what I want to do next. Perhaps try out new apps on the Mac. Find a suite spot for the type of applications I enjoy using. There are a few so far that seem significant. One is the Bear Note app. I like that approach and model. I like reading news so Reeder is nice and it reads from Feedly which is handy. I also bought a few commercial programs like PDF Expert to help with a need I still have to manage PDF files. I loaded Office 2016 for the MAC as well. Very well thought out Office environment Microsoft!

Now I am waiting to go pick up my daughter force. I’ll take the MAC with me to play at Starbucks because that’s one of the things which drove me to the buying decision. I wanted a mobile device that I could lug around with little or no discomfort and that was powerful.

I’ll bid you all a happy weekend wherever your trails take you. In the words of the bard,

wherever you go, there you are

Go out and enjoy!