Dead MacBook or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Surface Pro 3
September 29, 2014
For about three weeks, I’ve carried around the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 as my “daily driver” laptop. I’ve written plenty of reviews about new machines, but what makes this “test” a little different is that I didn’t have a backup laptop. Under normal circumstances, anything I test is just a temporary thing. I may carry around a new device with me and use it as my primary computing platform for a week or so, but I always have the security blanket of my main machine. For the last couple of years, that primary machine has been a MacBook Air (well, really several MBAs). However, just after I got the Surface Pro 3 (SP3), I killed the LCD display driver (the physical component) during a meeting. I was in a rush so I grabbed the Surface Pro 3 which I had toyed with… and it became the aforementioned daily driver.
The mystery of How To Shutdown Windows 8
October 30, 2012
While I’m not trying to sound boastful here, I consider myself extremely technically proficient. I’ve been playing with computers for, literally, as long as I can remember. I was lucky enough to have a computer of my very own by the time I was in middle school, and even started on Linux about that same time. Since then I’ve used hundreds if not thousands of computers in every shape, color, size, and flavor. I’ve been a professional IT Manager for nearly 10 years now. I’ve used basically every major operating system and variation thereof that there is to offer. I was even sent to z/OS school at IBM in Dallas. I’m not sharing this to brag, but so you can properly put this next comment into context: I couldn’t figure out how to shut down Windows 8.