Monthly Archives: April 2010

What Am I Doing? (April 2010)


Obviously late to update, mainly because I’ve been very busy at work.

We’re working hard on PetVille and try to think of ways to make it better. Can’t specify, but I’m excited.


As you can tell from my previous post, I bought the new MacBook Pro on Tuesday, and it will arrive next week. I’m very excited but also a little intimidated by having to set up everything on the new computer, and really learn the inner workings of a Mac OS. I’ve worked on Macs before, but I’ve never owned one, so I’ve never really looked deep and figure everything out.

My next purchase will be the iPad 3G. That’s going to be even more intimidating as I know I will get sucked into playing with it for hours at a time and not have time to do anything else, OR, I get so busy at work that I don’t have time to play with it.

Pretty soon after that, I’ll be buying a couple books, related to the iPad. You probably have an idea what kind of books those are, and hopefully something good and useful will come out of it in about three months.


This isn’t design or creativity related, but it could be. A few weeks ago, I had the sudden desire to learn surfing. So I think I’m going to learn to surf this summer, just because. It should be an interesting change in my life if I happen to take it on.

I might also get Scuba certified this summer, for a trip later this year.

And, if the opportunity is there, I might learn to snowboard or ski next winter. That should be interesting as well.

I think all these new desires and goals arose from working so much lately. Sometimes, when you don’t get pushed to one extreme in life, you don’t see the other side. In the end, I’m glad I get to see this.


New MacBook Pro

The new MacBook Pro is finally here. And at $200 less than before, although the glossy model costs $100 (the glossy model is actual at base price, with the anti-glare at $50 more [for the 17-inch model]).

After four-plus months of waiting, Today has finally arrived and I don’t know what to do with it.


The iPad

I don’t have one, yet.

The day has finally come. And I had to watch people experience the joy of being one of the first ones to own the new device. I don’t mean to overhype it, but I’m pretty certain this is going to be the next big thing in media consumption.

There are of course skeptics who still think this is a useless piece of technology, because it can’t be carried around like a phone, nor can one do as many things on it like on a laptop or desktop. Those may be valid reasons, but they’re not important reasons.

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