I do love my MacBook Pro. It’s three years old and has taken a beating, but it still works extremely well. I’m still on Tiger, not seeing any huge reason to go to Leopard. I’ve had a few problems (like with the wireless in my house, which is still janky).
I have noticed that the adaptor wasn’t working as well as it should be. Sometimes the charge light would go off all a sudden, and when it did stay on, it seemed to take forever to charge the battery. Finally, on Monday, Gina emails me and says that it just shut off while plugged in. So it had finally died.
I made it to the local Apple Store to get a new one. I was expecting something around $30, maybe $50 at the most. The final price? $80! What? $80! Why? Why?
A quick google shows that a Dell adaptor is around $30. So I expected a premium, but not twice as much! I love the OS, and the community, but their lock on the hardware may just drive me to get a Linux-power notebook next time.
Better late than never . . .
I was fortunate enough to go to Omaha’s Young Professionals Summit on March 5. I was excited about this because I’m a big fan of Malcolm Gladwell. I had high expectations for his keynote and he exceeded them. His talk was inspiritional and informative on how to make Omaha a more creative and dynamic city. To summarize his talk takes two words: “Community Matters.”
They also announce the YP Bus Challenge. Since I ride the bus downtown to work anyway, this is a no-brainer. Another person I ride the bus with was also at the Summit, so we quickly formed our team. Go Team 94!!
I also enjoyed some of the breakout sessions and met a few new people I hope to see again soon.
The crew at Silicon Prairie News posted up the great video they showed at the Summit, but, alas, it’s no longer there. Bummer.
EDIT: The video is back! Or never went away. Thanks Silicon Prairie News!