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excuse the sad, chipping toenail polish

excuse the sad, chipping toenail polish

This week has been full of ridiculous purchasing. First off I purchased a camera, the Canon SD790IS which i got an awesome deal on. The macro on this camera is amazing, it will focus from about an inch and a half away. I want to marry it and have its babies.

oh the shallow depth of field...

oh the shallow depth of field...

Hands down the best macro I have ever seen out of a lowly point-and-shoot. I couldn’t even see the fuzz on my silicone cover with my eyes.

gorgeous macro. i can't say it enough.

my filofax's clasp. gorgeous macro. i can't say it enough.

I’ve had the camera for a bit, but only got to test-drive it for the first time today on my lunchbreak. I think I may need to change underpants now, oh my god.

However, I’m kind of regretting buying this because the fan on my laptop’s processor finally gave up the ghost. I swear to god that Apple engineers their intel macs to immediately break down at the three year mark. So, I’m being forced to upgrade a bit early. I was planning on upgrading next year, but Macbook forced my hand.

I’m going from a Macbook Pro 2ghz to a Macbook Pro 2.66 with the “anti-glare display”. One of the things that was holding me back was a lack of matte display in the new models. Glossy screens are useless for calibrating for CMYK press production, and since I’m primarily doing print-based design, I need true print color. However yesterday, the day the 15″ matte displays were released, was the day my fan went down in a deafening blaze of glory. Thank you Apple, for allowing me the choice of a matte display — something I’m sure you only relented to stocking again due to the combined outcry of the design industry — and charging me a $50 surcharge for it. It’s beyond me how a matte display could possibly cost 50 additional dollars to produce. Especially since in my generation of MBP, the generation you released the first glossy displays in, you were charging an additional fee for the glossy display. There should not be an addtional charge to change screen finish. Period.

crossposted from fuzzdecay.com.
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On August 12th, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
What happens to the broken-fan apple????????? I find it so amazing that a dead fan = new computer ;)

I'm not sure which of my cameras is best at macro, but I'm sure the SLR would be, providing I got extension tubes.
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On August 12th, 2009 09:21 pm (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
the dead fan = new computer because it's a send-off fix and i can't be without a computer for a month. I can't fix it myself without voiding my warranty, which i'm terrified to do in case something catastrophic happens while I own it.

so what happens is that i buy a new computer, fix the old one and sell it to help make up the cost.
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