I've been back in Milwaukee for a week, but for some reason I'm really not going to talk about that. Instead, I'm talking about how I've finally retired my old Toshiba laptop... and have the first new computer I've gotten since I bought the old one in 1999. Eight years is very long in the computer world, so I'm very, very glad to have my New Laptop.
So, yes, I finally replaced my old laptop - which was a 366Mhz AMD K6-2 system with 160megs of Ram (originally only 32megs, but I upgraded it many years back) with a 4 gig hard drive and just a 24X CD-ROM drive, with something much nicer. I got the 13" MacBook, which is all nice and shiny. For comparison, it's a 2.16Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo system with 1gig of RAM, 120gig hard drive, and with a "Superdrive" (Combination DVD Dual Layer and CD burner). Needless to say, this is an incredible upgrade for me.
I started considering a Mac once OSX first came out and I heard it was based on Unix. The instant I tried OSX in 2003, I knew I had to get a Mac as my next computer. I mean, honestly, this is how I've wanted my Operating System to work. It's just so... neat. And as all the software I use is available on the Mac (I'm an Open Source Junkie - as I love Firefox, Thunderbird, OpenOffice.org, etc.) I saw no reason to remain in a Windows world.
Trae is a happy monkey.
In normal news, I've been back in Milwaukee for a week. I've been spending a lot of time with Crysta as she's currently in town. We went out and saw Spider-Man 3 on Thursday, and Pirates of the Caribbean 3 on Friday. I enjoyed both greatly.
My spoiler free opinion is that Spider-Man 3, that while enjoyable and a good movie, was probably the weakest of the trilogy. Most of it was excellent mind you, and I liked it a lot, but again - not as good as the first two films in the series. I know this is probably nothing new to say, as most of you saw it before me - but yeah.
As for Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World's End... well... I loved every minute. There is not one moment of that film that I don't like. It's just... awesome. I can't say anything that wouldn't spoil things on some level, so I shall remain mum on the topic - but if you've seen the first two movies, I recommend you get your rear out to the theater and watch it.
Like I'd actually have to try and convince you. *rolls eyes*
Anyhow, I'm going to go back to playing with the new laptop.