Following the release of Apple’s new Mac OS X operating system, Yosemite, last Thursday, I took a leap and installed it on both my MacBook Air and iMac. Especially the iMac install was a *big* leap, as I currently don’t have enough storage space to fully backup the nearly 3TB I have on the machine. The MacBook Air install was therefore a trial and since the installation went more than super smooth, it was nothing more than a calculated risk.
I have to say, Yosemite is doing good so far; my MacBook Air feels snappier and battery life improved?! I also like to look and feel and…it will be even better when iOS 8.1 is released for my iDevices tomorrow; some nifty features bundled as ‘Continuity’ will bring OS X and iOS closer together than ever! The ability to continue things I started on my iPhone on my iMac called Handoff (such as writing emails, working on documents, etc.), answering calls and sending text messages from my iMac/MacBook Air though my cellular connection on the iPhone, are as said; nifty features.
Also, my storage ‘challenge’ will be solved soon, either via a NAS (am looking into a Synology or QNAP), or through a new Mac mini (updated last Thursday too ) combined with a Drobo 5D DAS…I need Terabytessssss hahaha (just 1,5 year ago I thought the iMac’s 3TB would be sufficient enough for a longggg time).
Phyllis Mcginley: “A hobby a day keeps the doldrums away.”
So, it is mid October and (last Thursday) the first snow of the season arrived, already! Then again, it hasn’t been a lot, one might say it didn’t qualify for real snow coming to town as it barely covered the trees, ah!
Oh well, the temperatures dropped to around 0C so it starts to feel like winter (while NL has had the warmest October 18 ever measured with a whopping 23C!).
Though some of the white stuff stayed for a few days, the attempt to turn my garden into winter wonderland did not succeed, at all!!
Jennifer Hudson: “You have to want weight-loss success so badly that no mountain, river, or ocean could keep you from reaching your goals. If you have that drive, passion, and commitment, there is no way you won’t get there.”
Misha celebrated his 3rd Birthday in the kindergarten today and after two years with ‘healthy’ treats (a ‘hedgehog’ with cucumber, grapes, tomato, a small piece of typical dutch cake (eierkoek), surrounded by raisins in 2012, and last year a fleet of Viking Ships filled with healthy goods (raisins, a banana, grape, cucumber and tomato), this years treat was a ‘not-so-hot-air’ balloon filled with fun ‘goodies’ for kids (a pencil, eraser, little drawing book, rubber stamp, small plastic toy and dutch ‘Jip & Janneke’ raisins). Misha had a great time giving, and all the kids loved it, as you can see from what they wrote on the heart that they gave him (in norwegian obviously )…yeah, another great day, everybody happy!
Florida Scott-Maxwell: “You need only claim the event of your life to make yourself yours. When you truly possess all you have been and done, which may take some time, you are fierce with reality.”
David Shore: “People choose the paths that grant them the greatest rewards for the least amount of effort.”
I came back home yesterday after an intense 2.5 weeks of traveling, partying, work, a wedding in Mallorca, Misha’s Birthday, more work with some insomniatic all nighters, a quick stop at home, more work, Kristel’s wedding and now home home with my angel…for a month, yay!!
I am really looking forward to spend quality time with Misha the coming period, three years old now so never a dull moment, I love it! Quality time was also the visit to my 94 year old (!) grandma last week, it is always good to see her, and while life is not easy for her these days, I feel fortunate to have her around and being able to see and talk to her…below a follow-up to the four generations photo from 2011:
Josephine demott Robinson: “My one aim was to do a thing well and to excel if possible.”
Fred R. Barnard: “One picture is worth a thousand words.”
Lin Yutang: “Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.”
Kahlil Gibran: “If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.”
As an Apple fanboy (and heavy smartphone user ) I couldn’t resist the temptation any longer and treated myself with a brand new iPhone 6! Or better said; I just ordered one and it should be delivered in 1-1.5 weeks! Pretty neat as I remember waiting for my old iPhone 5 to be delivered for nearly 2 months in 2012! A nice upgrade that corresponds with my iPhone ownership history of having a new one every two years (a trend which was only broken in 2011 when two iPhones got stolen at the Pohoda festival); I owned the first ever iPhone (which was released only in the USA, though it worked perfectly after a jailbreak ), and then went for the iPhone 3GS (skipping the iPhone 3G). Both of them got stolen and I got the iPhone 4, then the iPhone 5 (skipping the iPhone 4S/’for Steve’) and will soon have the iPhone 6 (skipping the iPhone 5S), yay!
My ‘old’ iPhone 5 will become my ‘new’ dutch phone and I am not sure what will happen with the slowwww and sluggish iPhone 4.
Though first I will send the iPhone 5 for repair as it qualifies in Apples’ free battery replacement program after they determined that a very small percentage of iPhone 5 devices suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently…ha, ain’t that so! At the moment it lasts just a couple of hours on a full charge, and while some see me as a heavy-user, it definitely should last waaaayyy longer than that!