With the recent 10th anniversary of the iPad introduction, I was just thinking about my current one, the first generation iPad Pro 12.9″, purchased in November 2015 (along with the Logitech keyboard case).
A great device. Crazy that it’s still going strong; it doesn’t feel slow at all. The keyboard still works well, too. I did use Apple’s keyboard cover for a year or so, but it eventually died.
I do plan to get a new iPad Pro when this year’s models are released; it’s about time. But I’ll probably continue using this one, perhaps as a bedroom reader or something.
Think I have enough screens? In the back, old iMac showing cameras, new iMac with Xcode, and Jenn’s iMac; in front, iPad Pro with social media (Micro.blog here), old iPad mini with another camera, iPhone Qi charger, and MacBook Pro with OmniFocus notes.
Our clothes washer had multiple issues, so it was time to replace it. We got a new LG washer and matching dryer, plus a cute little second washer that goes underneath the main one like a drawer (and a regular drawer under the dryer).
My office is normally very quiet, so having my backup drive spinning up and chattering was annoying. I’ve just switched my iMac’s Time Machine backup to a silent 2 TB external Samsung T5 SSD, and my nightly clone backup to a 1 TB SSD. So much nicer!
With my new MacBook Pro 16”, I’m a part-time resident of Dongletown, so I got a dongle case to carry them.
My shiny new MacBook Pro 16” just arrived! 💻
I pulled the trigger on the MacBook Pro 16” plus an assortment of dongles. I hope I don’t regret it!
I feel my resistance breaking down… I am very tempted by the MacBook Pro 16”, and today my aging non-retina MacBook Air (2014) was starting to act flaky… and Jenn keeps saying I should buy the 16 for our big trip next year. I’m feeling a big purchase on Black Friday is increasingly likely. I use an iMac as my main machine, so don’t really need a powerful laptop most of the time… but it would be a nice upgrade for those times I do.
Waking up at 05:00 to confirm the Upgrade Program preorder of my iPhone 11 Pro Max (256 GB, midnight green) is much easier for me than midnight. I often wake up at 05:00 anyway. But hey, noon would be even better. Anyway, done; delivers Sep 27 – Oct 1.
I run our portable generator every three months, to keep it operational. We typically just wait out the occasional power cut, but it’s reassuring to have this in case we ever have a really long cut. #dejus365