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i have a secret....
i live in silicon valley + have a blog, but i don't have a working laptop.
i've been stuck on the question: apple or windows...
i LOVE apple design. i love apple stores. i love apple employees. macworld was amazing! i voted for woz on dancing with the stars. i love iphones + apps. i want a white macbook right now!!!! (i heard a rumor new macbooks will have at&t wifi soon like iphones). but, also i LOVE hp, hp employees + especially hp touchsmart technology, hp laptops, + their adorable 2.25 pound 10" hp netbooks that have wifi via at&t or verizon already.
macbooks are $999 + netbooks are only $299. macbooks have ilife easy to use programs + apple store assistance vs. hp netbooks don't have cd/dvd drives or capacity to handle photo editing programs that i like to use for preparing images for my blog. but i went to best buy last night where they sell both apple + hp. the sales people were very knowledgeable + helpful like the apple store. i tested my netflix account on an hp netbook + the dvds streamed live (yay! no carrying movie dvd's) + an employee showed me how to use a seagate "free agent" mobile hard drive to carry around all the contents of my home computer, including videos, music + thousands of pictures up to 500gb. then i can use an online photo editing website like picnik + hit the road with autonet mobile service that turns my car into a wifi hotspot for $29 a month. this summer we're heading to the dwell on design conference in los angeles + then to mammoth mountain for environmental education, a scenic gondola ride + a music festival. i love the geology of the east side of the sierras. i think we'll take a hybrid from zipcar like a ford truck, so we can bring our mountain bikes.
i'll bring along my flip video camera, dwell magazines + new reference guide: "how to be a geek goddess". i need to read up on geek parenting + keeping kids safe online, especially when they use free online video chat like tokbox that lets up to 20 people video conference.
here are some geek mom gadgets + tips:wifi certified shopping guide + how to secure your wifi at home + on the go.
p.s. i wear low tech birkenstock's, because now they come in space age + mod new colors like white, silver, orange, lime, purple + pink...
i like that they're an environmentally friendly company
by ~mod*mom~ at 6.5.09 Â©
Comfy shoes are the key to a happy life! If they look good, too, that's a bonus...
Don't drink the apple kool-aid. HP stuff is the bomb diggity.
That's a lot of great geeky information :)
Designers and arty people are Apple-minded folk but there is a sense of geeky-ness there too because Macs are less susceptible to computer viruses! When my PC gives up the ghost I'm going Apple. Husband has one and is waiting for me to follow suit.
Once you go Mac, you never go back! Do it, girl! You won't be sorry.
i was a diehard pc user....5 years ago, i switched, and omg. it CHANGED MY LIFE. can you really say that about a pc? i haven't ever heard anyone say that a pc changed their life. but my mac did. and i've dropped it....wow. 100'S OF TIMES and it still works perfectly. 5 years later. so last week, i got an imac. and it's like heaven. trying to convince my parents. it's crazy, but switching...you'll be so so so happy, you will realize why you even were hesitating. it's well worth the difference in price. my computer has NEVER crashed, no blue screen of death, i never had to buy a new computer cause mine was a goner, never had to reformat the drive. never had a virus. never had any issues with any of the programs. MAC=ANGEL of GOD. lol! anyway, my two cents! :) when i love something, i spread the word baby!!!! :) just like you! ;)
oh, and the laptop i still love is a white macbook. go for it. it's the toughest bit&#@ on the block :)
The money you spend on a Mac now will return to you tenfold in saved tech support + swearing!
You seem organised, the music festival, gondola ride and mammoth mountain sound great.
I like windows.
these spam comments are undeletable
I have an option in my blog to hold for approval all comments on posts more than two weeks old, or something like that. That keeps me from having to approve every comment, but it also seems to keep the spammers out.
thank you for the tip mamacita :)
this post has a spam bug on it that automatically posts spam comments, so i'm closing the comments on this post after i delete the latest spam.