Bloggaday 72 – The Right Pro for a Job
So today my training as a Census Bureau Enumerator starts today. From 8-5, I’ll be getting paid training, which is rather nice. With $16.50 an hour, $.50 a mile, at least 20 hours a week, and hopefully 10 weeks of work will be rather frivolously wasted however. Rather than doing something responsible with the money, I intend to buy one of these here.
The “these” being a 17-inch Macbooko pro. With 17 inches of viewing brilliance, supporting up a 1920 by 1200 pixels, 3 USB 2.0 ports, 1 Firewire800, a Mini DisplayPort, a badass sounding graphics car, and 500 gigs of hardrive, this is one awesome piece of Macness.
For that setup, it would cost me $2,300. If I wanted a solid state drive, 500 gigs would cost me another 1,300, for a grand total of $3,600, but I don’t foresee myself blowing that kind of money for a SSD. Maybe next time, when the prices go down a bit. Though it would be cool
Now I currently have a laptop. It’s what I’m writing this on. I know, I’m a cruel bastard for doing this. Rubbing it in the computer’s… display… nose? Anyways, it’s a 110 gigs of hardrive (I’m guessing 120, but it’s saying 107 used, 3 free). It’s a 13 inch macbook.
I know most guys would be happy with 13 inches to show off out in public, but what can I say? I’m guilty of avarice. I feel I have somewhat outgrown this laptop. It’s a few years old, and it’s not like it’s going to go to waste. My mom has been wanting a laptop for a while now, so I figure I can give it to her. It’s a good starter laptop, and should introduce her to the portable computer technology rather effectively.
Well, this is all rather contingent on me staying on with the fine folks at the Census Bureau for the next few weeks. I’m sure I’ll be sure to make a point of it when I write my first Bloggaday on the new laptop.
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