Corner office overlooking the city at the end of the day. Gonna miss this view when we move into our new building next year.
I love the sunrise and sunsets from my office window. This picture looks like divine intervention is happening.
Somebody has this at work and I’m super jealous. I wish Nismo put more HP into it though. I just love how aggresively ugly this Juke Nismo is- it reminds me of the A-10 Warthog – brutish overall.
So this happened- I decided to try out McAffee Antivirus since it came with my ISP for free….and it absolutely killed my boot drive….and then wiped out all my music too. My backup for my music also died. No amount of recovery solutions worked, so I had to do a total reformat and reinstall….and then it wiped out my overclock too. I’m running at stock power right now and 30% less power than what I was running stably for like 2 years. Definitely annoyed with this. But at least my desktop is running again. I was pretty sad looking at its lifeless chassis. The good thing is that I have a range of back up machines to get my work done, unlike before in undergrad when a wipe of my only computer lead to certain catastrophe. I also work primarily through the cloud, so that also makes sure that a computer crash doesn’t kill my workflow. The only thing killing my workflow is my motivation.
I was pretty excited about this wifi feature I JUST LEARNED about on my Sony Reader. You can log onto Overdrive right on the Reader and download directly from the local public library. Right now I did a test run and downloaded Jurassic Park- while its slower than I would like, its overall quicker than downloading it to my computer and then syncing it to the Reader software. Nice. I’m looking forward to more reads. I decided to limit myself to one book at a time so I actually finish it before it expires.
Got to use the iPad Pro again and have to say I quite like the keyboard- I thought it was like the Surface Touch Keyboard, a product I genuinely hate. Its not! Its clicky like the Surface Type keyboard. I don’t see a need for a big tablet like this though.
Found a Vaio Pocket DAP in pristine condition the other day! I have read about these things for years (its from 2004!) but never actually handled one in person. Its G Sense touchpad is a terrible idea. I get they were really trying to make an alternative to the iPod ClickWheel, but its not done well. I find controlling this quite finnicky. The really neat thing is that this is from the VAIO division and not the Walkman division. It was released alongside the NW-HD1 Network Walkman and is a totally different approach- its fat, has a big color screen and its fat. Its really fat compared to the HD1 of the same timeline. Definitely will review later. So far I have mostly found it unintuitive to use and a bit of a pain. But I LOVE its design- reminds me of the VAIO A series notebooks.
Out for dinner at It’All all you can eat Japanese and Korean. I love the decor and atmosphere here. The service is also top notch.