Monthly Archives: February 2011

Macs

I recently received the 27-inch iMac that I requested as part of my start-up funding. My work MacBook Pro looks tiny beside the iMac.

The wireless keyboard and wireless magic mouse are pretty cool too.

I am still using the MacBook Pro as my primary work computer, so the iMac is sort of just eye candy in my office. What a waste of great potential!

I definitely need to get back into video-editing again and learn the latest iMovie software.

I still have the Dell PC tucked away in my office. I need it for SPSS (statistics software). The mac version of this software is too expensive. I should also get a painting for the wall. It looks too bare and sad.

Yes, it does snow in Texas!

And when it snows in Texas, the snow and ice just stay put until the “warm” or above freezing weather melts it all away. Unlike PennDOT (Pennsylvania Dept of Transportation) that plows and salts the roads during and after a snowstorm, TxDOT (Texas Dept of Transportation) only spreads sand on top of the snow and ice.

Needless to say, the big ice and snowstorm (plus many days of freezing cold temperature) of February 2011 caused everything to come to a halt. Schools closed for many days. The news said it was a once-in-20-years event. And I was here to experience it. I actually did enjoy the “time off” from work 🙂

Looking through my Pennsylvanian eyes, the snow and ice weren’t really that bad at all. The bad thing is that the people here don’t have the right equipment to deal with the snow. Me including! I had to use my swiffer mop thing to get rid of some of the snow from my balcony.