October 7th, 2010

Whovian robo-spider

New 'puter

So I have a shiny new iMac at work now.

It is very shiny. It's also HUGE. And I realized that the large size is actually a design solution: somebody must have realized that if you make the display big enough, you can fit an entire set of computer components in a slightly thicker case, plus you have enough surface area that your sleek industrial-design aluminum case will work as a heat sink and you don't have to have any fans.

The new machine arrived last week, and I'm still using my old linux box side-by-side with it, because OF COURSE my to-do list is a mile long and it's an incredibly bad time to be trying to make the transition to a new computing environment, because that's just how the universe works. But I'm starting to get there.

The other factor is that you don't really realize how adapted you get to a particular setup until you have to change it.

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I would still like to have cut-and-paste with select and middle-click instead of swirly-c swirly-v, but yeah, now that I discovered that trick? I think I can cope.