Monthly Archive for October, 2012

Ordered: MacBook Pro Retina display

Yes, I pulled the plug as soon as I decided to get rid of the iMac and kiss goodbye to that piece of fruit forever… Apple or a Lemon…..I’ll let you be the judge of that. Na, screw it, I’ll be the judge, it is/was a freaking lemon.

So, I ordered a BTO (built to order) MacBook Pro Retina display with all the good bits. 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, 2.7GHz Ivy Bridge Core i7 CPU etc. But now I am in constant fear that my delivery will arrive with one of the plagued displays from LG that I will only have to return…as decribed on the Apple forum here: MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?

That will really piss me off, I mean, it takes freaking 2 weeks for the thing to get built, shipped, and get to me. If I have to send it back then again I won’t have a machine for another 2 weeks. Actually, this week is the first week in a very long time that I don’t have a computer sitting in my room. I mean sure, it’s not like I don’t still have my mac mini in the living room or my iPhone, so I am not completely out of touch, but it is a little weird. I’ve found I’m going to bed somehow a lot later than usually.

So sorry to all who haven’t heard from me for a while via e-mail, the iPhone can only do so much so easily, and work is super chaotic at the moment. Therefore, when I get home I really don’t have much of a chance to tell all of you how much I love you other than picking up the phone, and if you’re on the other side of the world that is somewhat of a problem……3am phone-call anyone?


Went down to München over the last weekend to catch up with a couple of friends who moved there a year ago or so…..fortunately (sic) the annual Oktoberfest was on. It was my first time there so I really had a bit of fun, but I tell you what, as much as I like beer, starting to drink it at 9.30am in the morning is pretty damn tough…..even for a beer lover such as myself.

Yes, way down the back there are two guys duking it out with a mass of beer – 1L for all you innocent souls…..good times 🙂