Hey folks; I’ve had to neglect my blog lately – with my RSI, I’ve been saving keystrokes for work.
The above was put together via code2flow.com – source in smaller thumbnail picture (click to zoom in). I’m really enjoying them for putting together small diagrams.
While I’ve been out, I’ve had some adventures. A Summary of Adventuring:
I inherited my wife’s 2008 Macbook; upgraded it to max ram and an SSD, and wow that’s a cool machine. I would definitely use a Macbook as my main driver in the future. I even liked the O/S; it made sense once I learned how to think like it. I did have to install VMware Fusion to do some of my work-necessary stuff though. (Macbook has been wiped and returned to wife in exchange for desktop computer)
I did get to learn about installing OS/X El Capitan, and rescue boot disks, and Option-R, and several other things that help me be much more comfortable around a Mac.
I’m also glad that the maximize icon on a mac, now actually goes fullscreen in most apps, instead of the full-vertical crippled thing that it used to do.
Adventure: Upgrading the rest of my laptops
Success with the Macbook lead to me looking at all the hardware I have. Alas – most of it is max spec.
One machine I could up to a 64GSSD, so I did .. it can go from 4G to 8G ram, but we’re using it as a conference room machine, so no bit deal there. Most anybody does with it is browse the web and remote to another machine.
Another machine, I just need to pitch. Something is wrong with it. BSOD’s and stuff during installs, did not run ubuntu! Craziness.
My main work laptop, at Windows 10, is unstable; needs to go back to Windows 7. Samsung Series 7 Chronos. Takes 3-4 minutes to boot. I’ve tried the solutions that people mention, but no luck so far.
Adventure: Offsite Backup
With my desktop back, I’m revisiting using bittorrent sync to set up an offsite backup of my terabyte-size store of stuff. ETA: 13 days to sync at the moment, but I have it throttled; will unthrottle overnight.
Adventure: Adapting to RSI recovery
This includes Dragon Naturally Speaking, as well as some home-brew methods of strength testing. I have a chart. Will post later when chart grows more.
Adventure: Giving a Talk
I gave a 10? 11? minute lightning talk on my RSI discoveries. Link to event, which has a link to the slideshare – http://www.meetup.com/Louisville-DotNet/events/228974003/
That’s it for now. There are so many cool threads going on, but none of them is developed enough to do a good post about it. More later.