New toy!

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iPad and star wars comics. Awesome!

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iPhone 4, and more

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Well here it is, in my hand and what can I say? Very beautiful, very fast, and overall very pleasing.

The design overhaul really plays. This thing is svelte, and it feels solid. I immediately noticed the improved display. I spend so much time on this thing that it is very much appreciated. The sharpness is really stunning.

Functionally I have noticed a small performance boost that coupled with the new OS performs very competently.

I have noticed the signals issues and I certainly hope that the upcoming patch fixes it. I’m not sure if it’s just because this thing has been in my hand so much but I have not noticed the improved battery yet. I have been getting around 6 hours of usage. That usage has mostly been of gaming and web browsing on wifi so that may explain it.

I have yet to use FaceTime or the video functions. Judging from the photos I have been snapping I will not be disappointed.

The addition of a gyroscope is interesting and I have only used it to play a game so far but it works rather well. I am curious to see how it will be further implemented by developers.

Btw on Jobs response to the reception issue, what a cock.

iOS 4

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My experience with iOS so far has been quite satisfactory. The only hiccup was that it down sampled all the photos I had stored in the phone(backed up anyway).

Of the new features I must say that the app trays are great. I was able to go from five screens to three. Great for streamlining access to the apps I use most.

The new multitasking has yet to make a notable impact on my day to day use. However I feel as time goes on it will come to be something I can never go back from. I wonder about the process stack though and how much house keeping will be required on my part. I feel that I can trust in the apple engineers but this is a case where I know too much for my own good.

One of the reasons for this post is to test the new spell checking feature. It performs admirably in conjunction with the iPhone fantastic auto complete feature.

I should have my new iPhone in hand on Thursday so I look forward to the new hardware and what enhancements that might bring.

My Summer Plans

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header_02My summer plans are pretty awesome. I was able to land an internship at Broadridge. A financial software solutions provider. They handle wall street brokers like e-trade. My division is enterprise architecture. It’s basically the cool IT. I’m so pleased with it so far. My bosses are awesome, my colleagues are awesome, my commute is awesome, and I get to live at the frat house. I feel like this could be a life inspiring event right here. I’m learning so much, I find it fascinating, and most importantly I’m enjoying it. What more could I ask for?

I still work out all the time and my cooking habits are top notch. I get to spend time with all my best friends.

Things couldn’t be better :D

My Windows 7 machine crashed

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Oh Jesus WTF I restarted after installing cisco vpn and now everytime windows tries to start it bsds. The recovery console is pretty nicely laid out except for the fact that it can’t goddamn fix the problem. Now I’m checking system restore hoping that I’ll be able to boot. I really hope I don’t have to reformat or get new hdd.

Damnit

UPDATE: I was able to restore last night and get things working. Oddly enough it rebooted after I restored to a point before a Microsft critical update. -_-;;

Windows 7 beta, Test drive

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captureSo after the whole beta release fiasco I have finally been able to get my hands on a copy. My initial impression is very positive. The UI is very lush and intuitive which is a big step up from XP(I will not acknowledge Vista)*. I installed 7 on my five year old Dell Inspiron and everything runs adequately. I have all the pretty effects and no hiccups from running any of my usual programs.  There have been upgrades to the usual amenities such as calculator and paint as well as a few new addition. Two of which are the snip and note functions which work as a screen capture and post-it respectively.

I love the new taskbar and it’s new functionalities. A personal favorite is the thumbnail previews of minimized or blocked windows. Looks like rocket dock it going to have to take a hike. There are also what’s called libraries now which organize content of the similar nature together which I anticipate will be very useful. The start menu has had a face lift and the desktop widgets seem to be useful though I have yet to properly explore them.

As keep installing all my necessary programs and playing around with everything I can’t help be feel a sense of gratification. It’s been along time coming and it looks like Microsoft is finally taking a step in the right direction.

I’ll have more updates as my 7 experience continues. Until then I urge you to check it out yourself. I used life hacker primarily as a guide for getting started and I suggest you do the same if you’re looking for somewhere to start.