Wow, look at that. Fifteen years ago this week I started demoing the old exam room in preparation for a renovation; I think it was this same day Jen came in and told me she’d just gotten a positive result on a pregnancy test.
I’ve been using a cast-off MacBook Pro from work for email since before the pandemic; I have one good machine cobbled together from multiple out-of-service 2013 Retina models—this one has a drive from one machine, a replacement battery from another, and a screen from a third. It’s serviceable for what I’m doing on it, mainly email, photo selection/cataloguing, and other basics. But I’m stuck at OS 10.14 on this machine and I’d really like to upgrade to the latest version for security and modern features. It can’t talk to my iPad, which kind of sucks. It suffers from random 1-5 second freezes. There are some applications I can’t run anymore.
I think it’s time to upgrade my personal system here, given that the last truly new MacBook I bought was back in 2011, funded partially by the sale of my previous laptop. I’m looking at something ligher and slimmer (and cheaper) than a true MacBook Pro, which points at a MacBook Air: They’ve just updated the model to the new M2 chip and it goes head-to-head with the 13″ MBP with only a few minor omissions that I don’t care about at all. I’m waiting for a large expense report check to come in from work, and when that does, I’m going to pull the trigger.
Bill (Sorry, I don’t have your email):
This is on an unrelated subject. Since you are a computer guru I thought I’d ask you…have you heard anything about Deluo accessories? In particular, I am needing a serial to USB adapter for writing from my steno machine to my realtime software on my computer. It was working fine, I have a serial port with an adapter that hooked in to my “comport, 9pin”. (Excuse me, I’m retarded w/computer phrases). Anyways, for the last week my writer has not been able to be recognized by my software. Well last night we figured out that my comport(serial) is bad. Okay, so we go to Circuit City and buy a Belkin serial to USB adapter. Cory hooked it up and it (pardon my french) sucks! The delay is awful and there is no way with writing 180 wpm that it will work in a timely fashion for me to be able to do homework. So tech support said something about getting a “deluo” or a “iogear”. Well I just ordered a “deluo” and hope it works, but if not I’m sending it back. Just wanted to know if you had any experience with either of these brands. I need something that has a limited delay. I will be in a 225 wpm class next semester, and will be attempting to tran at approx. 240 wpm, which is super fast. It’d take the Belkin 2 hours to transmit it after I’m done w/a 5 min. take! 🙂 Thanks!
We can always count on The Daily Show to put things in the proper perspective. Jon Stewart for President.