Hard Drive Reliability: Which Brands to Buy. Which To Avoid.

The fine folks at Backblaze recently updated their hard drive brand reliability chart to reflect their latest findings. Managing cloud backups in a data center, they employ 34,881 drives and …

 
R.I.P. Early 2008 Macbook Pro: 2008 – 2014

My venerable early 2008 model Macbook Pro, purchased brand new, has chimed its last “bong” for the last time. It served me well for 6 and a half years. The …

 
RIP Douglas E. Smith and Memories of Lode Runner

Douglas E. Smith, the creator of Lode Runner, passed away yesterday. I didn’t know him, but I was a huge fan of the game. I lost many an hour on …

 
Some Thoughts on the Retina Macbook Pro

Having lived with my new 13″ Retina Macbook Pro for nearly a week, I wanted to share some quick hardware observations on the new unit as compared to my previous …

 
Moving to a new Mac Part 1: Essential Apps in my Workflow

It’s not my Mac unless it has my apps and data on it. Earlier this week, I took possession of a new retina Macbook Pro 13″ model. Having had a …

 
Arrival: New 13″ retina Macbook Pro!

My wife surprised me with a new 13″ retina Macbook Pro for my birthday, which was earlier this week. Owing to several projects on my plate, I didn’t get around …