New Apple Silicon M1 MacBook Pro

It’s been four months since I purchased an M1 MacBook Pro. This new Apple Silicon M1 is a replacement to my old 2012 11 inch MacBook Air, so this was the primary reason why I decided to fully spec the new laptop to 16GB RAM and 2TB hard drive as an attempt to make it […]

Mechanical Keyboard

A few days ago I had to work from home, and this made me realize and appreciate how much I love my mechanical keyboard. At work I use a CM Storm Quick Fire Cherry MX Blue, while at home (desk only, since normally I’m just using a laptop) I use an old A1048 Apple Keyboard. It […]

Replacing the Battery on my MacBook Air

Its finally come time to replace the original battery on 2012 MacBook Air 11 in. With over a thousand cycle counts, the battery was tagged as a “Replace Soon” condition by MacOS. The battery would still charge perfectly fine, however with some light usage; it only lasted about an hour before it fully drained completely. […]

MacBook Air SSD upgrade

I own a mid 2012 MacBook Air 11 inch, and for the longest time I mistakenly thought that the hard drive was soldered into the main board. I’ve even considered purchasing a new fully spec 13 inch Retina MacBook Pro or Dell XPS 13 because of the 128 GB hard drive space limitation I had. […]

Patent Trolls

I’m very glad to see John Oliver bring up our absurd legal patent system in his Television program. Anyone with a brain should be against the notion of software patents. Not only does it stop innovation, it literally hurts our economy as whole. To put it into perspective, recently Apple who themselves are one of […]

iPad2 one month later

It’s been well over a month since I purchased a black 16 GB Wifi only iPad2, as a Chistmas gift to myself, and I have to say I really love the tablet. My epic purchased was made at Micro Center, which for some reason they have all the iPad models $50 cheaper than its original […]

rubyninja Mac Mini upgrade

It’s been about 3 months since I purchased and upgraded rubyninja to the lasted Apple Mac Mini, and I must say my new mid 2010 Mac Mini computer completely blows away my previous 1.6 GHz Core Duo 2006 Mac Mini model. With a 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, this is by far my most powerful […]

Sad farewell to my first Apple Intel computer

After over 5 years, I finally said goodbye to my very first Intel Apple computer. Up to this day, my former 1.66 GHz Intel Core Duo Mac Mini was and still is a rock solid machine. With a stock 60 GB 5400 rpm drive and a shocking 512MB of RAM, the Mac Mini was my […]

watch command line utility for alternative for Mac OS X

I recently purchased the book Practical Ruby for System Administration by Ben Hamou and one of the cool Ruby one-liner command line expressions is one that mimics the watch command. ruby -e ‘system “clear; df -h” while sleep 1′ Just like the author, for quite a while I’ve been kind of annoyed by the fact […]