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Month: June 2012

Macbook pro with retina display- It is not worth it

Macbook pro with retina display- It is not worth it

I just spent the last few hours playing with what I hoped to be an impressive, macbook pro retina display. I am not an apple fan boy, but I admit that their hardware has been impressive and I was excited about the retina display. When i got me grubby hands on it, i was expecting to be WOWed by the display, but doing normal everyday tasks, I really couldn’t notice it.  I fired up a standard macbook pro and compared them side by side.  only if…

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Building a Ruby on Rails Development Machine on Windows 7

Building a Ruby on Rails Development Machine on Windows 7

So now that I have a new laptop (see post here, here, and here)  I am going to change my RoR Dev enviroment from Linux to windows.  or atleast I am going to try. First stop: RailsInstaller.org and pretty much that is all you need.  I like a few more things. Cygwin- Hint instill using admin rights, Sublime text 2 Add new SSH Keys to github and bitbucket. I think I am ready to go…..  Ohhh yeah Coffee!

Samsung Series 9 15 inch ultrabook – Review – Ongoing

Samsung Series 9 15 inch ultrabook – Review – Ongoing

More posts about this laptop here, here and here. Updated 6/18: As of 6/11/2012 8pm PST : I have only owned this Sleek Ultrabook for a few hours.  This post will be updated as I go and uses this machine. Pros:  FAST. I have a Desktop with an SSD, this still blows that out of the water Sexy,  It looks really cool Thin and Light. Doesn’t get hot Quiet (no fan or HDD sound) Loud speakers (but tinny sound) Super fast start up…

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Samsung Series 9 15 inch ultrabook – Bloatware removal

Samsung Series 9 15 inch ultrabook – Bloatware removal

More posts about this laptop here, here and here. The downside of an Ultrabook is the small hard drive.  One of the downside of the Windows ecosystem is the OAMs can install a bunch of useless software, also known as “Bloatware”.  Samsung didn’t fill this machine up with that much bloat, but with this small of a drive, every kilobyte counts. So the system shows that out of the 128 GB SSD that only about 89.1 GB is usable.  Of that paltry 89.1, only ~58 GB…

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My new workhorse : Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C 15 inch ultrabook – intro

My new workhorse : Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C 15 inch ultrabook – intro

More posts about this laptop here, here and here. I have been drooling over a new laptop for almost 2 years now.  Ever since my screen broke on my Acer 5610z.  I have alsways had a work laptop to hold me over, so I was waiting till I found something I really liked.  I knew i wanted something thin, light and powerful.  I bought  a 13″ Mac Book Air about 6 months ago and promtly returned it 3 days later.  It was sexy machine,…

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Working on Ruby on Rails programming agian

Working on Ruby on Rails programming agian

Working on getting better with Ruby on Rails 3.    I have now switched to using sublime text 2 and I am really digging it. I am learning my way with the help of http://ruby.railstutorial.org/.  His book is great and the Videos really help when I get lost.