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Leopard upgrade

Apple’s newest OS upgrade (OS 10.5, codename, “Leopard”) was released on Friday. There’s a ton of cool new features and I decided I’d head over to the Apple Store and pick it up. At the same time, in the back of my mind, I’d been thinking for a while now that it was time for a new laptop. I’ve had my iBook for 2+ years and I’ve really wanted one of the newer Intel-based MacBooks. So today, I killed two birds with one stone.

I bought a new MacBook, and that came with an upgrade to OS 10.5.

I was given the Federal contractor discount, which saved me a little over $100. I am now the proud owner of a MacBook 2.16 GHz Core Duo with 1 GB of RAM, 120 GB hard disk, built-in iSight, and all of the usual Apple bells and whistles. And as always, I also got the Apple Care to go along with it.

All told, it cost me $1,500.

I’m in the process of upgrading the machine to Leopard as I write this.

Now all I need to do is figure out what to do with my old laptop. I was going to give it to Doug, but he doesn’t want it. Most of my friends already have laptops. I don’t want to sell it on eBay. If I can’t find a friend who can use it, then I’ll donate it to charity.


Certain keys on my laptop keyboard have begun to squeak when I depress them, none more so than the spacebar. It’s driving me nuts! It’s the kind of thing that would force me to go out and by another laptop if I wasn’t about to shell out $3,000 in taxes!

Does anyone know how to “oil” an iBook keyboard?

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Ah, sleep!

I ended up sleeping about 12 hours last night. As I mentioned, I went to bed at 4:30 PM. I woke up briefly around 10:30 PM. I ate something, got my things ready for work the next day and then watched an episode of Magnum P.I. By 11:30 PM, I was back to sleep. When I woke up this morning at 6 AM, I felt completely refreshed.

Most of the work day today has been taken up having my work laptop refreshed. Getting it re-imaged didn’t take too long but I have huge lists of software that I have to go back and install that is not on the standard image. Not to mention over 50 “Windows Updates”! It looks like it will take me the rest of the day to get my machine back into the state that it was in prior to these problem.

I have a session with Bernard this afternoon and I am feeling a little guilty because I have not worked out since my last session on Thursday.

Computer woes!

I’m too exhausted to even begin to get into all of the computer woes we are having at my work right now. My work computer was messed up and I’m in the middle of rolling out one software project and starting on another. I literally could not work from the office this morning, so I got a loaner laptop, brought it home and am working from here.

I’m struggling just to keep my eyes open at this point, but I can go to bed early tonight!