Monday, August 20, 2012

Return of the Mac

Okay, so to be honest I've been looking for something to kick me in the ass and push me to do what I've been needing to do for some time now: go back to using a Mac. Today's computer meltdown did the trick.

For the past year or so I've been running this site, doing all my various online work, and writing and producing television on an admittedly very nice Sony Vaio. I like the computer and I plan to keep it and keep using it -- once I get it fixed, that is.

But work now requires more than simply throwing together scripts and giving editing instructions and so on; it requires that I begin doing much more editing at home, and that means I need the kind of power and software I can only get from Apple.

Hence, my new MacBook Pro.

I'm back in the cult -- and back on the grid as of tonight.


Anonymous said...

One of us.....

Benjamin said...

I dunno about power, since Apple tightly controls the specs on their hardware (tho they are at LEAST building their OS on Intel processors now, which gives them WAY more headroom than they were able to get with the old PowerPC chips), but their software integration is certainly stupendous. I've been using the Adobe Creative Suite on my Windows 7 box for video and audio editing, and it's also first-rate, but I totally appreciate the aesthetic superiority of OSX. It's just a beautiful god damn operating system, and makes so much more sense in so many ways. I built a Hackintosh on an old Intel machine of mine last year and really enjoyed it. It's still in my lab, somewhere.

Enjoy! And I'm glad to know that your business is doing well, that's good news. A productive Chez is a solvent Chez!

robyurkowski said...

Chez, do yourself a favour and buy a copy of Scrivener. It's the best writing software in the goddamn world.

PorradaVFR said...

Yes...yes...*nods indulgently*

Jester said...

Glad you're back up and running. Looking forward to your take on the Akin thing. I about lost my shit when he said with a straight face that his comments were ILL CONCEIVED.

It's like his speech-writer figured "Screw it, this job is obviously history. Let's go for the gold."