Delays, delays, and delays

Well, I’m still working on the vApp post, but it’s been a little while since I’ve put anything online.

The lab is, naturally, in a pretty constant state of flux, and I’ve dramatically minimized and consolidated my hardware. But that’s having a little bit of an adverse affect on performance (what a shocker, right?!). The impact is much greater than I had originally anticipated, but that should be resolved later today when a new machine will appear when the UPS guy magically appears at my doorstep 🙂

Add to that some messy travel back home from Alabama, family time, and home demolition this weekend, I’ve been a little tied up away from the lab.

So keep your eyes on this spot, a post with actual content will be coming soon, I promise!


Miscellaneous Mac Mayhem

So, I’m a MacHead, I’ll admit. So I share things when I find them.

First off, MacHeist just launched their nanoBundle 2 – 7 apps for $19.95! Go check it out!!

Today, MacUpdate Promo is running Blogo (which I use to write this blog, BTW) for a budget-friendly $12.95!

And last, but not least, how often do you use the optical drive in your portable Mac? I can say that I don’t use mine all that much! I was thinking about this the other day, and asked my friend Google, as I thought I had seen something about replacing the Superdrive in a MacBook with a hard disk once upon a time. Lo and behold, MCE Technologies showed up, and for $99, you can get a Superdrive bay replacement to put a hard drive in. And for a little more, you can get a drive preinstalled in it!

I thought this was great because I’ve been thinking about dropping a SSD in this machine for the performance, but I was concerned about the lack of storage space. See, this machine is my primary system, and I really do use a lot of the space. I buy music, TV shows, and movies from iTunes, store all kinds of documents, and generally take up all kinds of space. So SSD is not cost effective in general. But now, I can, within reasonable financial boundaries, get the system performance of SSD, and still maintain the capacity I know and love 🙂

So there are my Mac tidbits for the day.

-jk


Inaugural post

Well, I guess it’s time to stop putting this off.

I’m sitting in a hotel in downtown Chicago. The Fast Track is moving along very nicely, and my co-instructor is a blast. The class is good, and the week is warming up (it is January, after all…temps above freezing are positively balmy!)

Technical stuff will be coming shortly, but not tonight. Tonight is recovery from a long day yesterday (it’s amazing how tiring driving is) and a 10-hour FT day. Just wanted to get something up 🙂

-jk