I got new tires for my car Wednesday. General Altimax RT45’s. Those are the new version of the ones I’ve gotten several times in the past. They are a good mix of rating well on snow, rating well overall, and a relatively decent price. And just in time. They showed their worth on the snowy roads on Friday, having little trouble where my previous tires it would’ve been more nerve racking.Continue reading post "New tires"
Last weekend I bought myself some new clothes / shoes. I hadn’t in quite a while and was in need.Continue reading post "#4199"
I’ve made another new laptop purchase in the past couple months: I bought a refurbished 2020 MacBook Air from Apple.com. It has a 10th gen i3 Intel processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. I bought it to replace my struggling 11 year old MacBook. I bought a Lenovo Yoga 7i, but was struggling to get comfortable with it for my web development work. I made the call to get the Mac so I could directly migrate both my work computer user and my personal computer users, with the plan to use it for development and use the Yoga for other stuff.Continue reading post "Purchase: New laptop, MacBook Air"
Last month, I finally bought a new laptop with plans to replace my aging 2009 Macbook as my primary computer. It is a Lenovo Yoga 7i, purchased from MicroCenter. It is a switch from Mac, which has been my primary OS for pretty much since I’ve been using computers, but it has touch screen and I hope to switch to the open world of Linux.Continue reading post "Purchase: New laptop, Lenovo Yoga 7i"
I finally bought myself an expensive but very warm and comfy bath robe, LL Bean’s sherpa lined flannel robe, the black watch color. I don’t think I’ve had a robe since I was a kid. I’ve considered getting one for years, but couldn’t find one in stores that didn’t look too cheap and thin or was too expensive. But the advantages finally won out and made an expensive one seem worth it.Continue reading post "Purchase: flannel sherpa lined robe"
I probably spent more this Black Friday than any previous one. I bought four things, all of which I had already been planning to get and only one of which was on sale.Continue reading post "Black Friday 2020"
I bought another set of items from my Uncle Joe’s estate.Continue reading post "#3011"
Got myself a working VCR for the first time in years.Continue reading post "#2993"
I bought some stuff from the 5th estate sale of my Uncle Joe’s stuff today.Continue reading post "#2989"
I finally made it happen: I bought a short “vanity” domain. Two, in fact: <macn.me> and <tobm.me>.Continue reading post "Short-domains bought"