Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Apple Moleskine Hack

As a technology geek by trade, I recently purchased the new Apple iphone. Yes I was one of the ridiculous people who stood in line for hours to be one of the first to have one. I didn't get an iphone the first time around because of the price. So I spent the week before it came out doing all the research to make sure I was eligible to get one. 9 Hours later, spread across 2 days, of drama , I walked out the store a proud new owner. Since then I have become a Mac fanatic. Being the computer geek I am, I considered buying a Mac laptop the last two times I bought new laptops. For reasons of compatibility with school and work, I always said "next-time". Well now I want one. Spending those hours in line at the store have showed me the ways of Apple. What else are you suppose to do in line, but play with all the fun stuff.
So I started researching into whether a Mac laptop was a good buy and if I could do my everyday job tasks on it. I hacked one in a pack of three Moleskine Ruled Notebooks into my very on Mac Handbook. I started by numbering all the odd pages, so I could reference all my findings in the Index. Page #80 was made into an continuing Index.
Next, I made Page #79 a quick reference page of common commands. Remember I am a tech person, I use a lot of shortcut commands, instead of taking the time to point and click through a bunch of menu options. Page #1 consists of local retailers who sell Macs. Page #2 consists of the pricing of the MacBook I intend to buy with a list of options I have. The rest of the pages consists of my research into all the differences between a PC and a Mac . I found great articles on Apple's website that help you convert from a PC user to a Mac user. To finish it all off, I made use of those pretty little apple stickers that came with my new iphone and slapped one right on the front. It makes it officially an Apple Manual and helps to distinguish between all my other black moleskines. The next step for me is going to actually find the money to buy one. MacBooks aren't any more expensive then a decent Dell laptop, but I just have to justify in my mind the fact that my current laptop is merely a year old and could last another year or two. So for now, I am going to continue researching in my Mac Moleskine and save up the money to get one.


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