Time’s flown by…

I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since I’ve posted on this domain. It’s on auto-renew so I can always be sure to have it under my portfolio, but for some reason there’s really nothing going on that’s worth posting across multiple sites. Hell, I barely post on krissy.nu. I have Twitter and Facebook to thank for this, Micro-blogging really has taken over the world.

My last post made note about my disappointment with Apple based on the fact that they have removed the 17″ laptop from their line-up.  I am happy to report, however, that as a Valentines Day gift from Sean I am now the proud owner of one of the remaining 17″ macbooks in circulation. It came brand new from MacMall. This company has turned into our “Go To” for all things Apple. My only complaint about the laptop is the lack of ram, but that’s a fairly easy upgrade from just about anywhere, and since I’m not going through Apple directly it’s not going to cost me an arm and a leg for it.

So what did I do with my old laptop?  I did a full system restore on it, setting it up with Windows 7 (nothing more) and put a few browsers on there and gifted it over to my sister.  She was using my older HP laptop that was knocking on 7 years and was finally to the point of complete and total death. I saved her with a much needed upgrade, and even though it’s only a hand-me-down it’s a much higher quality laptop than my old one and, for what she actually uses it for, it should last her quite a long time.

I can whole-heartedly say if she breaks this one, she’s on her own. There’s no way in hell I will ever take my 17″ MacBook Pro and turn it into a Hand-Me-Down machine.  Apple is built like a damn rock and this thing, even with the lack of RAM, handles the entire Adobe Suite so much better than anything Windows related.  Dreamweaver is a breeze to work with, Photoshop just zips through no matter how large the file sizes are, and since there aren’t any stall ups there is no weird squiggly lines showing up in Illustrator whenever I’m stuck in there for hours on end.

Sean’s gotta be the best boyfriend in the world, who else would shell out almost $3,000 for someone who isn’t a “Baby Momma” or a “Wife”?


A thirty-something code ninja + web diva. Former New Yorker who's passionate about web development, HTML/CSS, beautifying things and marketing.

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  1. I am so jealous of you. I have been dreaming of owning a 17″ MacBook Pro and also got heartbroken to heard it was being removed from their line-up. You really are the luckiest girlfriend. And so is your sister, I’d take a hand-me-down over buying my own laptop anytime. LOL

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