April 19, 2009


078.365, originally uploaded by iMachias.

So here I am posing next to my newest toy, which has been dubbed “Io”. This is my newest computer: a Lenovo Quad Core 2.33 gHz with 8GB RAM and 1 TB hard drive. It is running Windows Vista Home Premium Edition (64 bit version).

I. Am. Loving. It.

I have been a pretty avid Mac boy since switching to primarily OS X back in 2004. I don’t have a lot of experience with Windows Vista; I haven’t really used Vista extensively since the Release Candidate version was released in July 2006. So far I’m liking the operating system, but then again I have a pretty powerful computer to run it on.

One of the things that I’m really liking about Windows Vista is that I can essentially replace my MobileMe subscription ($99/year) through free offerings from Google and Microsoft’s Live Essentials suite of programs and still have complete access to my iPhone. This is a good thing.

With 85%-90% of the world on Windows and since I work in a technical center that supports thousands of customers on Windows, I suppose it makes sense that I continue to be thoroughly familiar with Windows.

I still love my Macs, my MacBook Pro is in the server room backing itself up to the server and my two PowerMacs are purring away in various parts of the house, but I have to say that I’m loving my Windows too. I think I’m going to start a separate blog detailing my little computing adventure. I’ll post the link once I have it set up.

I’m such a geek.

Oh, by the way, the bushy beard wasn’t working well with the spring weather we have had this weekend, so to the delight of many, I went on a pruning spree yesterday.


Dandelion., originally uploaded by iMachias.

Walking around The Manor today, I noticed a couple of definite signs that spring is here. This dandelion inspired me to get the camera out of storage and to stop relying on my iPhone for photographs.

I love dandelions. So many people go out of their way to make their life hell through unnecessary chemicals, but I find that dandelions bring a much needed burst of colour to our existence. I’m happy to see their appearance this year.