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"
Broken Bitlocker recovery link
Apparently, Microsoft gives the wrong link for their Bitlocker recovery key page on both the Bitlocker recovery screen on the device and on the Microsoft account web page.Continue reading post "Broken Bitlocker recovery link"
When I bought my house, half of the regular windows had already been replaced with more efficient windows. I got the other half replaced last Tuesday.Continue reading post "New windows"
Windows updated while I was at work this time without prompting. Still seems too risky for my tethering situation as mentioned yesterday.
Windows (OS) doesn’t seem to be tenable for my cellular data as home internet existence. At some point, Windows 10 seems to have removed any capability for the user to tell it when to do an update.Continue reading post "#1974"
Erm, looks like Windows downloaded something like 1.5GB of updates automatically when I used my tablet for the first time in a long time. Gonna make it really hard to stay within my 5GB capContinue reading post "#1715"
My New Computer
I had never owned a Windows or X86 computer (though I did borrow one from school for a number of months), yet it is very important, as a web developer, to test in IE. IE is of course discontinued for Mac, and has been for 10 years or something like that. IE happens to be the hardest browser to develop for, especially the dreaded IE6, and it (IE in general) still has the market share, so it is very important to test for. I recently got a job and some actual income, so I decided to buy something.
I’ve been considering getting a netbook for a while now to fill my IE needs. It would be relatively cheap, and would be awesome to have a tiny computer to easily carry around. I carry my iBook around a lot, but it’s big and heavy and I have to think if I really want it. The netbook I’d not really have to worry about so much.
I did a lot of research and looking into netbooks. I wanted a touchscreen one with good handwriting recognition, but the current attempts aren’t fully to my satisfaction. There are some new models expected to come out at some point, who knows when. So I could buy a cheap one use it for a reasonable amount of time, when better touchscreen netbooks are out, sell my cheap netbook. I’ve never really been a fan of frequent computer purchases, but I could try it. I could also buy one of the current touchscreen ones and hope it’s good enough for my needs.
At my job, though, I use a mac with Windows installed virtually with Parallels. It provides a fairly good workflow for testing, since I can test many browsers and code all on the same computer. There are a few issues, but for the most part I’ve liked it. So I got to thinking that I could perhaps upgrade my main computer rather than get an extra one. I could get a Macbook and Parallels and Windows. That would be pricy, but I’d have a much more powerful computer, only one to deal with, and possibly better workflow.Continue reading post "My New Computer"