Yesterday, while I was importing new photos into Lightroom, I got a dreaded message saying that I did not have enough hard drive space to complete my import. I’ve been sort of lazy with my backup lately. This is bad especially because most of my photos are only on one location at this moment. I’ve been intending on backing up my photos for almost two months now so I took the message as a sign. I have a NAS drive on my network right now, but that’s almost full. I figured I needed to step up my backup system to the next level because I know hard drives will fail and I don’t want to lose my data. I really don’t want to lose my photos. It was time to get a Drobo.
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I got a request to make a wallpaper out of my photo of the David Sedaris tickets last week. Since things have been so crazy with work lately, I didn’t have time to. I’m slowly catching up with the things that I’ve neglecting. Today is the first time in five days where I worked less than 12 hours. It is good. It was getting depressing.
I just got my Crumpler delivered to me today. I bought the Part and Parcel which is a roomy bag for 15″ laptops. I wanted a laptop bag to keep my MacBook Pro protected when I take it out and about. I’m a big fan of Crumpler after purchasing the Six Million Dollar Home for my camera. I haven’t had a lot of time to play with my case yet. Crumpler owners would understand that. There are many well thought out compartments in every Crumpler bag. They put a lot of work into designing it with the customer in mind. I bought it off Amazon for $160. I think it’s the same price almost anywhere unless you have a discount coupon. The Part and Parcel comes in a variety of colors. I got the Black/Gun Metal one.I will have a full review of it soon, hopefully tomorrow. I will also put some photos up on my Flickr with it in action.
Yes. Finally, the day has come. I’ve been without a laptop for one week and it’s been awkward. I don’t like the idea of being planted in one place for computing. Feels too much like I’m working. I’m writing with it right now. I’m actually writing it in the dark. The screen dims and the keyboard lights up automatically. It’s quite awesome. I think this will do wonders for my writing. I spent most of the evening installing my favorite Mac apps. This included Firefox, Spaz, Adium, HandBrake, and iStat Menus. I still have more I need to install. I installed some essential add-ons to Firefox like Better Flickr and Better Gmail.
I’m really liking Leopard so far. The multi-touch track pad is incredible. There are so many little things in Leopard that I’m really enjoying and I will start them as soon as I go to work tomorrow and use the Mac Pro with Tiger on it. I think I’m going to use Mail on here instead of Thunderbird. I’m used to Thunderbird, but I think it’ll be more efficient to use Mail. I’m still getting used to the fact that I have a MacBook Pro right now, so I’ll talk more about it later.
Not even a full day later from when I ordered a new MacBook Pro does my old Sager laptop, a.k.a. JavaLappy, decides to retire early. I placed my order around midnight last night. This morning when I woke up. I found my JavaLappy rebooted and stuck on an IDE controller error screen. After multiple tries of rebooting, I called it. My notebook was dead. Most likely from a motherboard error, but this cannot be confirmed without a thorough computer autopsy. I can’t believe it couldn’t hold on until my MacBook was delivered. Luckily, I backed up everything important a couple weeks ago when I reinstalled Windows on it. This is why you should always back up! I hope Apple processes my order quickly and get it to me by Monday.
Goodbye my lovely JavaLappy. You have served me well over the years.
Yesterday, I declared to Twitter that if Apple released a new MacBook Pro, I would run out and buy one. Well, today, Apple released updated versions of both the MacBook and MacBook Pro lines. The new MacBook Pros are now loaded with the new Intel Core 2 Duo Peryn chips, backlit LED displays, multi-touch track pad (a la MacBook Air) and a few other things. You can go visit Apple’s site to see all the updates. Since the local store doesn’t have the 15″ MBP with the 200GB 7200rpm hard drive, I had to order it online. This is the configuration I ordered:
- 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
- MacBook Pro 15-inch Glossy WS
- 2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM – 2x1GB
- 200GB Serial ATA @ 7200 rpm
- SuperDrive 8x DL
- Apple Remote
- BkLit Keyboard/Mac OS
I should be getting it sometime next week. Now comes the hardest part, waiting.