Has been a resounding success for the most part. (Also some minor blog housekeeping notes.)
I just need to sell the iPad Mini 2 (hopefully at work this week).
The plan: Sell the iPad Mini 2 and the Macbook Air 11″ and go to only the following:
- Desktop that my ex and I built. It runs Windows 10 right now; it’s run Windows versions 7, 8.1, and now 10, as well as varying versions of Ubuntu.
- Dell XPS 13 that I bought in March. I got it from rich_h_ in #ubuntu-us-mi (the Ubuntu MI LUG group). It runs Ubuntu 15.04 and it’s the right balance of size, speed, and weight to transport home or to other places.
- iPad Air 2 that I just bought to replace the Mini 2. It’s a sweet, skinny machine that runs iOS 8 and all of my apps blazing fast.
- My phone which is a Samsung SIII. I am looking at other phones/plans possibly to update to next year sometime. It works and runs what I need it to.
I’ve sold the Macbook Air to a friend. Got a fair price for it.
So. Yes. I’m trying to have fewer devices to organize and take care of and keep updated. This will work in my favor, I do believe.
For the record, I’m keeping iOS, Ubuntu, Android (well this doesn’t really count), and Windows 10 up to date and running without any issues.
I will have a quick review or whatever about my impressions of the iPad, but honestly, it’s like the iPad Mini 2 except with touch ID and larger. I dunno. It’s a slim slab of glass that you touch to interact with it. It’s great but there’s not a lot to really get into.
Also, a short aside, I apologize for the double posts over here. I was experimenting with Medium and I’d not pulled my IFTTT connection before I did that and… it posted the stuff I pulled over there. I’m impressed with it as a writing and reading platform but it’s not really… extensible. Like WordPress. I dunno. We will see… I might publish some stuff over there and have it cross post to here.