Hometown: small IL town
March 9, 2012
I love the concepts and framework of her work but find it hard to live up to. It'd be great to explore real life applications with real life people.
I'm grateful Lisa has volunteered her time to supporting an ongoing group based on Byron Katie's approach. It is truly the ticket to getting out of a stuck place.
Carol, it was wonderful having you at the BK meetup. I hope we will see you again soon. Love, Lisa
Thank you for attending Carol, please text me at [masked]
Hello from vNext
yes ! there are too few meet ups on the Eastside. Thank you for coming !
Wow. Sounds like you're going for a really maxed out configuration there.
No real correlation. RAM only affects the number of simultaneous programs that can be running and how memory-hungry they can be.
Only video processing, compiling (of large codebases), heavy number-crunching apps (ex: scientific simulations), and 3D apps/games are likely to exercise the CPU heavily. My guess is that the i7 is probably overkill, unless you're doing one of these semi-regularly. Your choice of course.
For my laptop, the only upgrade I did was the antiglare screen, and I'm very pleased with it. Oh, and I got a DVI dongle so that I could attach my external monitor.
I'm reusing my old laptop as a third monitor using a neat program called ScreenRecycler. A bit tricky to setup, but it's cool that there's a use for my old laptop.
I like the antiglare screen, since I use my laptop in a variety of locations with different lighting setups. My advise is to play with some Macs in the store near the entrance to see how the glossy screens look vs. the antiglare. You can't change the screen type (glossy vs. antiglare) after purchase though.
I still think you may want to consider the MacBook (Standard) vs. the Pro. I'm guessing you don't need the extra horsepower. However you'd lose the antiglare option.
It's indeed possible to upgrade both the RAM and hard drive. RAM is easy to upgrade, since it is a "user serviceable" part. The hard drive is harder, because it is not. If you want to upgrade it yourself, you can find instructions at http://www.ifixit.com/. In my experience, it takes about 30-45 min of "computer surgery" to replace the hard drive. You can also get a technician to replace the drive for you, but the labor may cost more than the drive itself.