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YEAH! UPGRADES!


Currently my laptop is a late-2008 MacBook Pro. It is probably the best laptop that I’ve ever owned. It is definitively the only laptop that I have ever used for more than 1.5 years. This laptop is currently working on it’s 4th year. From the original specs this model of MacBook Pro only suppose to support max of 4 Gigs. Some people before were able to get 6 gigs on it, however, after Lion everything changed. With a firmware upgrade, my late 2008 MacBook Pro supports 8 Gigabyte of RAM!!!! Check out this article for more details.

So with my new found knowledge, I quickly purchased my upgrades from Newegg. This is what I got.

First, Memory… for $40 bucks I was able to double my memory. GREAT DEAL!!!!

Then I decided… maybe I should go ahead and upgrade my HD. I thought about a SSD, but I can only afford a 120GB SSD, which is smaller than my current drive size. The SSD will be must faster, but much smaller. I then saw the Hybrid drives. It got mix reviews, but the price is right, so why not. (note: right after I bought mine, newegg put this drive on promotion, it is now only $89.99!!! DOH for me!!!)

So with my removal of my 250 GB drive, I though it would be nice to have an extra external drive, so I got this case for $7.99. Yeah… pretty cheap huh!!  The best part is I can use this new USB case to transfer all my data to my new drive so I won’t miss a beat!!!!

So with very little money, I’ve refreshed my laptop and hopefully I can get another year or two out of it!!! That will be excellent, if I can do that!!!

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My First email from Mom

Today, I got my first ever email from my Mom.  :)  It’s pretty amazing.  My dad set mom up with a Macbook pro with chinese hand writing ability.  So now she is on the internet sending emails in Chinese :).

I just love technology!!!

Building my own tracking software for my new Macbook Pro

So of course everyone by now know that I lost my little white macbook :(. So I did some research and found few softwares such as Undercover or Lojack for Laptop, or Adeona (which by the way is free but currently not working so don’t try it), and I even looked into mobileme. All these solutions seems good (except for Adeona :( ) and I almost bought one of them until I found this.

http://benstechcents.blogspot.com/2008/05/tracking-stolen-macbook.html

This solution is pretty cool… it is a home gown method of getting your laptop to dial in. The cool thing is … it actually works!!!

I installed the applications and modified the provided scripts and boom it works… pretty cool, pretty cool…

So I am still in the testing period of the is script and I will keep you guys updated on how it works.

Happy New Year

Well, it has been almost one month since my last blog post. I have had some friends asking about what happened to my website and my blog? Well, it is still here… during my xmas party I has a network problem my with my quick attempt to fix it I ended up messing everything us and well.. the short of it is that I never restored my DHCP assignments back until today. I guess I was too lazy. So… so many things have had happened in the past month. I was home for two weeks for Christmas and new years. It was alot of fun. I was able to catch up with some of my friend from high school while I was back home. Now that was alot of fun. Coming backing to Seattle was pretty fun. Last week was pretty exciting for 2009. So the big news is that on Friday I got my car broken into and my backpack stolen. Yep…. that includes my macbook and portable hd and everything else. I am in the process of working with my insurance to try to get some of this recovered. So the thieves broke my back left door window and took my backpack. It really sucks. Well… I guess the good part of all this is that all my data was backed up on my time machine so when I got my new macbook pro on to the network, it was easily recovered back to the way it was. Yeah yeah!!!

yep you got it right… I upgraded as well.

So… tomorrow will be interesting, since my back window is shattered, I will not be able to drive my car until I get the window fixed.

still alot of work to do…

What a great way to start 2009 right?

ha ha ha… as for resolutions…. I have many this year… and oh we will see …