In an attempt to tick as many boxes in my categories list as possible, todays blog posting is a bit of a summary of the day.
Its been a busy day at work, and it has been a tempting time because of all the cakes that seem to be around at the moment. Until the afternoon I had managed to resist, but then after a lunchtime trip to Nandos (yes so much for the diet, but I did have only a 1/4 chicken, rice and corn), I found on my desk a Chocolate muffin.
After a busy afternoon doing 3PAR Admin, (doesn’t Exchange 2010 eat disk space), we went straight to the gym. Nothing in particular, just a bit of general weight work, and 30 minutes cardio, spent between the Cross-Trainer and the Rowing Machine.
This evening has been far more fun. A rather nice real ale, and a bit of time split between playing bowls with my lovely wife Caroline on the Wii, and sorting out her data on her external hard drives.
Her old PowerBook just had a 60GB drive so most of her data was on a mix of old hand-me-down firewire 800 drives that I no longer required.
Well with her shiny new MacBook Pro Retina, I also bought her a new 1 TB usb3 drive to hold her iTunes and Lightroom Libraries.
So between beer, the Wii and moving data around, tonight has been rather a fun night. It was great to finally get my hands on her new MacBook Retina. I was amazed at the speed it could backup and optimise a Lightroom V4 library. Very impressive.
While sorting out her data I also took a few moments to look through some of the photos she has took of me, I thought you might enjoy this one, its me and Chris Bennett shooting Herons. With cameras of course not guns!
Chris with his Trusty Nikon D3s and me with a Nikon D200.
Anyway, its getting late and its time for bed. Now that I have Adobe Lightroom on her Laptop, i’ll be finishing sorting out her data then getting Photoshop installed and trying that.
I wonder what else I can volunteer to do, anything will do as long as it involves using this joy of a machine. The new MacBook Pro Retina with SSD and 16 Gb of RAM, fast hardly describes it!