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I'm Ryan Lowe, a Software Engineering graduate living in Ottawa, Canada. I like agile software development and Ruby on Rails.
I write this blog in Canadian English and don't use a spell checker. Typos happen.
» Full-time Ruby on Rails freelancer
» Full-time with Rails since May 2005
» Former committer for RadRails (now Aptana)
» I also have a few Rails side-projects in development:
1. wheretogoinTO.com Toronto nightlife
2. Hey Heads Up! TODO list and sharing
3. Layered Genealogy family history research
4. foos for foosball scoring
5. fanconcert for music fans (on hold)
Hiring Rails developers? I can telecommute by the hour from Ottawa, Canada
»» Email: rails AT ryanlowe DOT ca
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The Mac is Back
So I got my iBook back today after almost five weeks. If you recall, they had to replace the logic board which is pretty much everything in the machine except the hard drive, CD-ROM drive, battery, RAM and wireless card all slammed onto one small board (AKA the motherboard). Luckily it was still under the one year warrantee and the job was free (plus five weeks).
So without iBook I realised a few things. Firstly, having a notebook at school saves a ton of time. That and the main computer lab at school having no windows really makes the computing experience that much more dreary. It's still a lot better than The Cube though.
Secondly, I don't use my iBook at home much besides to listen to music and check email. Email I have one my notebook for security and reliability reasons. Security still holds but reliability just went out the window. Oops. At least I can check my email via a web interface. I missed my music though ... I think I went into withdrawal.
It will be interesting to see how much I use my iBook when I start working full time again. I'll probably get an iPod so I don't have to lug the iBook around just to listen to music. That's why I'm in no rush to buy a new Mac. I'll just get the two year extended warrantee (with the student discount) for the one I have, install Panther after exams and wait a bit.Posted at November 10, 2003 at 05:36 PM EST
Last updated November 10, 2003 at 05:36 PM EST