So in my rash foolishness, I ordered a Macbook Pro just before WWDC and I received it the Friday just before. Luckily, while the new Macbook Pro upgrades were impressive, they weren’t what I was looking for. As it turns out, my primary motivation was to get a computer with a discrete video card, which the new low end 15″ MBP lacks. In the end, all is well.
The thing I was most pleased about was about Snow Leopard. Some people might say that tuning up an OS is a copout way to put out an upgrade, but these people don’t know anything about computers. The upgrades were impressive from a technical standpoint and at $30, a very good deal.
It turns out I don’t have much to say about the new computer, because it works exactly like my old one did. The migration manager is nice because I just told it to migrate, left my house for a few hours, and came back to my exact setup that I had. Nothing broke: documents, settings, apps, all of it.
I guess the other thing is how much I love my iPod touch. Even though it’s not an iPhone and thus, dependent on wifi, it’s a great device to have around. It’s nice to have so much more space for music, but more importantly, the platform is ridiculously useful. For my commutes, I’m able to grab light novel translations off Baka-Tsuki to read. I’ve already read through all of Haruhi and am making my way through Spice and Wolf, both of which are fantastic. I’m also able to write up drafts of blog posts (LIKE THIS ONE) and upload them to my server. All of a sudden, my one hour commute is suddenly productive.
So for the most important part of getting a new computer: naming. If you’ve been following my twitter posts, you’ll know I almost named my MBP Lightning-1, the callsign for Fate T. Harlaown. After I thought it through over the day, I decided to go with Bardiche, Fate’s magical device. My iPod is similarly named The happiest magical tome in the whole world, after Reinforce Zwei, Hayate Yagami’s unison device. Yeah, I guess I really like Nanoha.