Yes, I haven’t posted anything since November. I plan to change that. I’m off to Defcon in about a week and I’ll endeavor to post about my experience. In the meantime, check out one of my favorite technology shows, Tekzilla. Also, today is my best friend, Neil’s birthday. Happy birthday Neil!
We’ve come to November already and things are happening. Thanks to a combination of only using a few days and working for Merck for a decade as an employee, I have a ton of vacation days to use. Since I couldn’t really take vacation in March-May and again in October, I have them all squished into November and early December. I was supposed to be off this entire week (11-2-11/6 and the following Monday) but something is happening that will preclude me from getting the whole week off. As referenced, there are some big things happening that should make this month exciting. In addition to the former, I will be ordering a new computer for my parents. There is Thanksgiving later this month and at the end is a trip to Las Vegas! Stay tuned to this blog for my experience with the “Big Event.”
Here are the specifications on the Mac Pro I will be configuring for my parents:
• One 2.93GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
• 8GB (4x2GB)
• 1TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
• ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB
• One 18x SuperDrive
• Apple LED Cinema Display (24″ flat panel)
• Apple Magic Mouse
• Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (English) and User’s Guide
• Final Cut Express preinstalled
• HP Photosmart Premium Wireless Fax All-in-One Printer, Scanner, Copier
• AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac Pro (w/or w/o Display) – Auto-enroll
It’s the first of July. This should prove to be an interesting month for me. We have the 4th of July weekend, my parent’s 50th anniversary on the 5th, HtR a day later, my midyear review (not looking forward to that) and the cherry on the top of my July sundae, my trip to Vegas for Defcon. It should be an interesting month to say the least. Oh, I posted this from my iPod Touch using the WordPress app.