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Late-Night Plan for New Mac Migration

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 Drobo1 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?


  1. I'm not sure how the thing gets 10.91 TB when it's barely got that much actual storage. I thought you lost space due to the redundancy?

No New Mac Pros, Mountain Lion, WWDC 2012

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 1 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.

Never My Silence

"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.

Comfortable to be Mad

"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. ;-)

rubiTrack 3 Looking Good

Here's the post and here are two pictures:

RubiTrack Chart 2

RubiTrack Chart 2

Buy Direct

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.

Magical Shoes

Magical Shoes


Three Stages of Truth

"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)

Amelia Earhart Mystery Solved?


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.

Solving Complex Problems

"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)


Friday bank card yours got stuck
I loaned you a phone quarter, said "Good luck"
Where are you now?

Golf Instruction on

Check us out:

The legs, the legs!!!

True Measure of a Man

"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. :)

World is an Enigma

"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

Had a Wonderful Time

"I've had a wonderful time, but this wasn't it."
- Groucho Marx (1895-1977)

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