Well, money comes and money goes. The day I got two months worth of grant funding, my computer broke. It works, but with the Airport dead, the casing battered, the battery dead, the power cord bent, I just decided to invest my newfound fortune into a Macbook Pro. It came yesterday — I saved about $500 by getting the 2.4 Ghz model off Amazon rather than the 2.5 Ghz model from Apple.
Of course, it was a while before I could enjoy the thing. Before even typing my first letter, I had to:
All of this was interspersed with the wife poking her head in the door every half hour and starting the following conservation.
Sue: So how do you like it?
Me: I’ll let you know when I’m done updating it.
I eventually went out into the living room to watch John Adams with her while the Mac churned away.
I finally finished everything after about six hours. And after one day, I’ll just say that it’s sweet. The installed iSight rocks. None of my applications stall or die. I haven’t seen the spinning beach ball of death yet. I’m even enjoying Spaces and Front Row. And it’s nice at work, since it’s a 17″ model and I no longer have to hunch over it.