Saturday, September 13, 2008

Back in black (and white)

I've been a Mac user for a long time. When I arrived in NZ, I didn't know how long I'd be here, so I used internet cafes and then my work computer to do my blogging and writing. Windows machines of course.

I thought I'd put up with it until I could get my iMac sent over. I survived until a few weeks ago when I decided a laptop would be the way to go, and thinking more about money than performance I bought a Dell unit.
Great value, plenty of power. But I just couldn't get my head around it as my own computer, not having a happy time with Vista, and now I sit here typing away on a new MacBook. I'm back in a Mac in black, and I'm not going back.
Something else I've spent some coin on recently was some gear from rapha, a couple of fixed t-shirts and this beautiful work of art, the Rouleur photo annual.

Images of the very best quality, which take a look at cycling like you've never seen it before. Stunning black and whites and colour shots, revealing the grit and sweat of the road, the track and cyclocross. Inspiring, makes you want to pull on a wool jersey and ride past an old church.


Flametop59 said...

I would not have thought that you were a Mac guy. I agree with the limitations on the Vista and MS. I am a UNIX type so the Mac appeals to me but as I consultant I have always had a Wintel Laptop. I just had to spring for my own laptop so economics forced me to the HP running Vista.

I converted one of my old desktop PCs that were underconfigured to a LINUX server and it runs so much better than it did when I had XP installed. Almost cannot tell that it only has 384 MB of RAM installed.

josh said...

Cool, now how about sorting out your typesetting so that the pictures fit properly?

brettok said...

What you talkin bout Willis? They are meant to be staggered left and right fool.... is that what you mean?

brettok said...

There... fixed.