Slow down and speed up

Posted by Jim Jagielski on Tuesday, August 15. 2006 in Personal

Last week we went away for a week's vacation at our usual spot: the Outer Banks, NC. This year we stayed a bit more northern than we usually do, renting a place in Corolla instead of Ocean Sands. It's amazing to see how much it's been built up over the last 16+ years since we first starting vacationing there. It used to be a nice little open secret; now you can't drive I-95 without seeing tons of OBX stickers on cars. Still, it's no where near as crowded as Ocean City, MD, so it's still worth the drive. The weather held out nicely for us, so we had good beach time. The waves were simply OK, but I did manage to get some good body surfing in as well. The rest of the time was spent relaxing and reading, and making a serious effort to avoid opening up the laptop, an effort which I failed at a few times. As usual, there was a nice selection of residential open wireless setups to choose from, so I "borrowed" the one with the best signal and did some minor Email checks. But I stayed on no longer than 15 minutes, closed my iBook and went back to vacation-mode. Speaking of iBooks, I've now determined that instead of getting an upgrade to my existing dual G4 desktop system, I'm going to go ahead and get a Quad G5, as soon as I can find some good pricing. I had hoped that Apple's announcement of the MacPro would result in some price reductions on the G5s. No luck so far...

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