MacBook Pro hard drive upgrade & Batman, all in the same day!

July 30th, 2008 | 3 Comments »
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Apple Talk, Movies, Random Thoughts, Technology

Finally got tired of having a mere 10 GB of free space on my main system, which is an Apple MacBook Pro with a 120 GB hard drive. I actually had to shuttle my 12 GB iPhoto library off to an external drive in order to install Windows XP via Boot Camp (jump back two posts for the details). So last Saturday, I hit my favorite online vendor for such upgrades, Other World Computing, and procured a 320 GB replacement drive for less than $200 and it arrived this gloomy, rainy morning.

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Mac guy has 2 days of Windows madness

July 25th, 2008 | 1 Comment »
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Apple Talk, Freelance, Technology

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Epson sent me their $3,500 SRP Discproducer a couple weeks ago, which I’m reviewing for DV magazine. After cracking open the enormous shipping crate and skimming the setup guide, I learned that the accompanying software is Windows only — not a big surprise, right?

So I got busy with other stuff after its arrival and procrastinated a bit in setting it up, since my deadline isn’t until August 8 and I have the loaner for a month. Lesson learned!

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