Posted June 11th, 2012 @ 11:55pm by Erik J. Barzeski
The Mac Pro option I mentioned in my previous post is either very close to having left or is on its way towards the door. I do not think the Mac Pro is going to be updated anymore, and I think the new models David Pogue was referring to are the iMacs. I think the Mac Pro is done.
I'm currently thinking this will work fairly well:
- MacBook Retina (768 GB SSD)
- 27" Display
- 2 x Pegasus 4, 6, or 8 TB Thunderbolt
- Drobo with 4 x 3 TB drives (10 TB actual space, somehow) for offsite backup.
Pegasus 1 would contain the "extra" data (music, photos, videos) that I wouldn't bother to keep on the MBP's SSD drive. The second unit would be my Time Machine backup of the SSD and the first unit. Offsite backup would be the Drobo once every couple of weeks.
The kid and the wife should like this plan, as they'll each get an upgrade as well.
What do y'all think?
P.S. The Cinema Display has built-in speakers? Hmmm. I might have to finally say goodbye to my Soundsticks?
Posted June 11th, 2012 @ 08:12pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Today Apple announced three new MacBook models. They showed new details of Mac OS X 10.8 ("Mountain Lion"), due in July. They showed some awesome new stuff in iOS 6, due in the fall.
They slyly updated the AirPort Express.
They also slyly updated the Mac Pro.
Unfortunately, "updated" in this case means "they threw in some two-year old processors and called it a day." In addition to the old CPUs, the most glaring problem with the "new" Mac Pro is that it doesn't have Thunderbolt.
This is in spite of the fact that Intel demonstrated Thunderbolt years ago using a modified Mac Pro motherboard!
I have a Mac Pro (2006 or 1,1 if you prefer). It has 13 GB RAM, four internal 3 TB hard drives, an external Drobo with 3 TB on it, and it's hooked up to a 23" Cinema Display (remember those)? I've replaced the video card, but otherwise, it's served me well.
I'm now in a bit of a quandary as far as my next major computer purchase. If you read on, I'll explain more, and perhaps you can help me decide.
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Posted June 10th, 2012 @ 04:33pm by Erik J. Barzeski
"I have often regretted my speech, never my silence."
- Xenocrates (396-314 B.C.)
I disagree entirely with this. If a friend is doing something stupid, your silence can condemn them to a life of shit. If you fail to speak up, innocent people can be hurt, imprisoned, etc.
Posted June 9th, 2012 @ 04:32pm by Erik J. Barzeski
"It is much more comfortable to be mad and know it, than to be sane and have one's doubts."
- G. B. Burgin
Being mad for a good reason is perfectly fine, too.
Posted June 8th, 2012 @ 04:28pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Here's the post and here are two pictures:
Posted June 7th, 2012 @ 11:17pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Here's a quick list of reasons why you should buy direct rather than from the Mac App Store.
And a few reasons why the opposite is true.
Posted June 6th, 2012 @ 12:18pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted June 5th, 2012 @ 04:26pm by Erik J. Barzeski
"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."
- Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)
Posted June 4th, 2012 @ 07:36pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Apparently Amelia and her navigator were stranded on a small island for awhile, tried to survive, and ultimately perished.
I wrote a report on Amelia when I was small (fifth grade perhaps?). I wonder if they'l find her bones.
Posted June 3rd, 2012 @ 04:25pm by Erik J. Barzeski
"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Posted June 2nd, 2012 @ 04:24pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Friday bank card yours got stuck
I loaned you a phone quarter, said "Good luck"
Where are you now?
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Posted June 1st, 2012 @ 08:05am by Erik J. Barzeski
Check us out: http://www.etnextras.com/golf/.
The legs, the legs!!!
Posted May 31st, 2012 @ 04:22pm by Erik J. Barzeski
"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
I could do better at this. A LOT better at this. Unfortunately, I still think most people are stupid, even if they can do me good.
Posted May 30th, 2012 @ 04:20pm by Erik J. Barzeski
"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth."
- Umberto Eco
Posted May 29th, 2012 @ 04:20pm by Erik J. Barzeski
"I've had a wonderful time, but this wasn't it."
- Groucho Marx (1895-1977)