A few months ago, my Macbook Pro bit the dust, and I desperately needed a computer. The new Macbook Airs came out, but I was convinced that a Macbook Pro 13″ was perfect for me. I waited many months, only to be sorely disappointed at the latest upgrade. If anything, with the new graphics card, it was almost a step down. And sure, Thunderbolt is cool, but is there any practical reason to have it now? No. I opted to get a Macbook Air, and I definitely don’t regret my decision — hands down the best laptop I have owned. The weight + SSD
makes a killer combination.
But before I got my Macbook Air, I decided on boxing day to build my own desktop. I had never done it completely from scratch, and I figured I could get some sick deals, have fun putting it together, and have a desktop until the new Macbook Pros were revealed. Plus having a desktop would be great anyways, to play around with some distros of Linux, and use it for a media server. But right now, I find that it is heavily unused. I have no media strategies, and I don’t use it for backup because I think using a desktop HDD
has a backup solution is silly — since the disk would be constantly powered, increasing the risk of failure. I actually am using it as a proxy server for my cousin in Australia so he can watch the Canucks games on CBC
, but other then that, its not used for much! I am too busy to play games right now, and while it plays Starcraft 2 at Ultra, that is not much use to me.
So, people who read this blog, any practical ideas for my desktop? Besides what I use it for, the occasional gaming, and proxy server, what are some other great uses for the machine?
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