New keyboard

Posted by on December 13, 2020 at 9:02 pm

For the last several years, when my laptop Aurora (and before her, Venus) is docked at my desk, I have been using an Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keyboard, and it has generally been my all-time favorite keyboard. The keys have a perfect feeling to them, with just the right amount of resistance but not too […]

Say hello to Aurora!

Posted by on June 7, 2020 at 11:55 pm

When it comes to computer updates, nothing is quite as exciting as an entirely new computer! I’m excited to share I recently got a new primary laptop – Aurora. Aurora is a 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro. Aurora replaces Venus as my primary computer, although Venus is not being retired — she is transitioning to being […]

Magic Trackpad

Posted by on July 28, 2017 at 9:17 pm

I’ve always liked trackpads on laptops, and that only became more true after getting a MacBook Pro. Apple is known for making great trackpads that are responsive, large, and support many intuitive gestures. The Magic Mouse is a pretty good improvement on traditional mice, but the more I’ve used the trackpad on my Mac, the […]

Venus Gets a Time Machine Backup

Posted by on May 31, 2017 at 9:32 pm

Over the years, I’ve developed a very elaborate — but pretty reliable — backup strategy. I keep all of my data on my file server. It backs up, offsite, automatically, to CrashPlan throughout the day. Once a month I make a backup to an external hard drive. I’ve never focused on backing up my laptop, […]

Keyboard upgrade — finally!

Posted by on December 29, 2015 at 2:44 pm

Over a year ago, my wireless Logitech keyboard died, and I temporarily replaced it with a backup Dell keyboard that had come with my old HTPC, Scooter.  I originally had planned on getting a permanent keyboard as part of getting my new laptop Venus last February, but I had trouble picking one out, so I delayed […]

First upgrade for Venus – A New Mouse!

Posted by on July 13, 2015 at 11:36 pm

When I got my new laptop, Venus, and decided to make her my primary computer, I knew that I would still frequently want a full keyboard/mouse/monitor setup in many situations, so I set up a “docked” environment at my desk that she could easily be connected to and disconnected from, comprised of an amazingly nice […]

Introducing Venus

Posted by on April 13, 2015 at 5:40 pm

I recently was able to enact a long-planned and far-reaching change to my technology environment at home. The main change to talk about is that I bought Venus — a late 2013, 13-inch MacBook Pro. Prior to Venus, I had always had a desktop as a primary computer, with a low-powered laptop to use if […]