Monthly Archive: August 2012

Guild Wars 2 is out, and it is good 0

Guild Wars 2 is out, and it is good

This last week has been slightly problematic. Not only did we see the launch of Guild Wars 2, Planetside 2 hit beta and Counter Strike: Global Offensive dropped. It’s been a very busy week indeed. I haven’t spent much time in CS:GO and PS2 is still under NDA, so I wanted to spend a few minutes recounting the simple joys of Guild Wars 2.

Review: Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook 0

Review: Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook

Roughly a month ago I got my hands on the new(ish) Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook. It’s a fairly long name a device I lovingly nicknamed the “Dellbook Air”. Yes, it’s a Dell, but it is a MacBook Air clone, a fairly good one at that. My review is going to cover the usual features I do and don’t like, along with a fair number of comparisons to the 2011 MacBook...

How to find an SF Apartment: Jon Style! 0

How to find an SF Apartment: Jon Style!

Awhile back I read a guide about finding an apartment in San Francisco that was a bit geared toward newbies. During my recent search for a place, I came up with my own 3 rules.

No internet access today? Blame McAfee 0

No internet access today? Blame McAfee

Last night my mother complains to me that “nothing is working” which eventually gets translated to “the internet is down”. I show up to begin my standard diagnostic work. I don’t believe that it’s my Mother’s doing, because I long ago trained her to click “No” to everything – even if she ends up in an infinite loop (e.g. Flash install). Her computer randomly breaking down is actually something of...

MacBook Pro with Retina supports at least 4 screens 0

MacBook Pro with Retina supports at least 4 screens

Yesterday someone asked me about multi-monitor support for our work machines. I rattled off the standard statistics for Dells, MacBook Airs, MacBook Pros… then realized I wasn’t sure what the Retina Pro supported. This could not stand, so I had to go test it out! The Retina has 2 Thunderbolt ports plus 1 HDMI port. You can, in fact, plug one monitor into each ALONG with your internal screen… for...