Yesterday evening I went and picked my new Intel iMac back up. It finally arrived monday (after a stop over in Alaska due to UPS mis-sorting it), and had a display problem in Front Row. So I took it in to get it repaired. That evening I discovered consumermachine.com which described my problem exactly and determined that it was a software issue. So I cancelled the repair and got the machine back yesterday.
Anyway, the machine is pretty sweet. It’s blazing fast and, luckily, World of Warcraft went Universal yesterday so I could try it out. I can’t turn everything up and have it be smooth, but I can turn the graphics settings higher than I could on my Desktop.
You can find pictures of it being unpacked here.
Well, I went ahead and ordered myself a brand new MacBook Pro. It’s scheduled to ship in “Feburary”. This is going to be the first computer that I bought myself. It’s also going to be something like 10x faster than my current 1GHz 17” AlBook.
I’ll post another update once it arrives.
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Well, yesterday was my first day at my new job. For those of you who don’t know, I’m now working at Yahoo! as a Macintosh programmer. Interestingly, my coworker (co-Macintosh programmer) is a FOAF that I met at WWDC (our mutual friend is Karl Adam, a.k.a. PantherMachina).
Anyway, I flew out here 2 days ago and am staying (for the short-term) with my older brother Rick, who works at Apple. I’m looking into getting an apartment with my coworker (his name is Tristan), but we need to find something appropriate first. In any case, the work here looks to be quite interesting and enjoyable - last night Tristan and I stayed until, I believe, 9:30 PM. Granted, I was just customizing my computer to have all the things I want/need on it, but he was actually doing some work.
For those of you who use the Yahoo! Instant Messenger network, you’ll be happy to learn that the project I’m working on is the Yahoo! Instant Messenger client. However, I think that’s all I can tell you, so don’t bother asking for details.