The Apple iPad
I guess it is about time for me to weigh in on the recently announced Apple iPad Tablet. I would not be a blogger if I did not, right?
Previously on Worthless Genius, I talked about my misgivings for the then-upcoming Apple presentation, and the impact–or lack thereof–the announcements would make on my life. I used my oracular powers to divine that my life would not be changed in any significant way by the results of this presentation.
Was I correct in this assumption?
In the last entry of this series, I discussed the true cost of owning a Windows-based computer. Although the one-time upfront fee may sound like a great deal, in order to keep your computer running for years to come, you must invest a large amount of time, money and effort.
In this entry, I would like to discuss an alternative to the Windows operating system: Linux.
When taking on a colossal effort such as this Workflow Experiment, it pays off immensely to do some preparation in order to save some time for you in the future.
Because I will end up doing 4 different Windows installations, there are a few things that I can do in order to save myself some time.
I probably talk way too much about how much I dislike Windows, and not offer enough solid critical feedback for anyone to take me seriously. I was messing around with my XP install, trying to find a way to clearly divide the two main workflows that I have, and automate switching between, making it as easy–and fast–as possible to get things done.
Now, I don’t know if these issues are unique to me, and the way that I do things on Windows, but I have a feeling there are other people out there who will agree with me.
The two main workflows that I encounter in Windows:
I’ve been working on getting caught up on all of the work that I have ahead of me for the next few weeks. The anniversary vacation went exceedingly well. The last two days were sunshine-filled, and we even got a late-night walk on the beach in.
I’ve been doing more computer support than I have for a long time over the past week. It’s good to have that flow of cash coming in, regardless of the frustration it may cause.
I’m currently working on backing up and reformatting one PC, which will go to the owner’s house, replacing his virus-ridden PC, so that I can bring that one home to work out the kinks.
Other than that, that’s all that’s been going on. I haven’t been able to get myself up to doing any kind of creative tasks lately, but I’m hoping that will change in the not-too-distant future. More on this later.