So, in my infinite wisdom and grace managed to slap a cup of water onto my 6-month old ThinkPad last Thursday. To say this was a bother, is well… an understatement. I did all the necessary precautionary things like shutting it down, pulling out the battery, dismantling it and generally just trying to take care of it.
However, I did need some files off of it so I let it dry out for a few hours, booted it up (was kinda surprsed it did), then proceeded to copy off those files I needed. In the mean time, I was stuck sharing a laptop with the girlfriend which was not really a good setup as I tend to customize everything to my liking.
All the while, I had been secretly wishing that I had a Mac of some sort. I’ve started to get into more development that would be made easier by using Mac, I was tired of fighting with Linux for a half-assed *nix solution on a laptop, and the Windows CLI just isn’t good enough.
Which brings us to Friday night, when I bought a MacBook. Basic White model, the new one though with 802.11 a/b/g/n and the Nvidia 9400m graphics chipset. I’m loving it. Its an excellent computer. Its nice to have a decent command line interface and now that I’ve got it configured the way I like it, I’m not sure I’ll willingly use any other hardware for laptops at least.
Hopefully though, my ThinkPad will recover and then I can give it to my dad to use. That would be nice. Hopefully