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ocracokewaves
Cape Carteret, NC
A writer/photograher/fisherman hooked on technology
Interests: fishing, photography, biking, kayaking, swimming, boating, and writing
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We live in a society where many people think they can say whatever they want even it harms others. They actually do not care since they have an agenda where they are the only ones who matter. While they might... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at View from the Mountain
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I have heard that some presidential candidates are jumping on the Americans need to work hard bandwagon. There are some statistics that our productivity is down. I have to agree my productivity is down but I would add that it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at View from the Mountain
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One might easily reason that those of us who live along the shore do so only because our highest priorities are those activities which involve playing in or on the water. There is no denying water and being near water... Continue reading
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There are lots of good reasons to step back from technology and today's media intensive world. One is that it can keep you away from the more important parts of life. Another is that it can take over your life... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at View from the Mountain
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The Point, Emerald Isle, NC The last few years that we lived in Canada, we actually managed to take a few vacations to the beach. The decade or so before that we were running a cattle operation just north of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at The Canada I miss
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From my six hour distance North Virginia sometimes appears to be a contentious spot. I worked there long enough to know that agreement on most things near the beltway is about as scare as a good parking spot near Reston... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2015 at Once a Reston resident
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If you grew up in North Carolina in the fifties like I did, you remember what life was like before air conditioners. Sometime in late fifties or early sixties we got a single room air conditioner for our living room.... Continue reading
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Those of us born and raised in the South are ready for serious summer days before they even arrive. I knew today with its nineties was coming earlier in the week. Like the southern boy that my mother raised me... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2015 at View from the Mountain
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This is my second Acura MDX and with over 115,000 miles on it, it has seen plenty of challenges. My first MDX helped clean out my mother's home in Mount Airy, North Carolina. There seemed to always be some furniture... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at View from the Mountain
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Maintaining a centipede yard here in coastal North Carolina is one of the bigger challenges that I have faced when it comes to yards. Fortunately I have a lot of history with mowing grass so I enjoy the challenge and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at View from the Mountain
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April 12 marked my first kayak trip of spring 2015. April 12 has been the date for the last two years. Considering how different the springs were, that is an interesting coincidence. This year our water temperature was in the... Continue reading
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Sunrise at Bogue Inlet Pier I still remember the first time that I really wanted to be good at something. I am not even sure what organization was sponsoring our efforts but we were selling home first aid kits. It... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2015 at View from the Mountain
I guess I am not the only one unhappy with OSX. Maybe I did the right thing by putting my iMac with Yosemite back in the equipment closet. http://www.tekrevue.com/yosemite-bugs-time-for-another-snow-leopard/
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2015 on I miss the future OS X never had at Applepeels
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Bright Spring Day on Raymond's Gut When I wrote the post, Winter’s Back Is Broken, a number of folks questioned my sanity. It was February 27, and we were just thawing out from a late ice storm. We went through... Continue reading
I always enjoy when the blindly faithful comment. So your “new Macbook Pro 13 Retina cold boots in less than ten seconds?” And with that statement you think I should have spent my money on a Mac. If you read the article my 28 month old Yoga laptop cold boots in 8.5 seconds. I paid $999 for the Yoga. I am guessing you paid at least $1,299 for MacBook. Gosh I think I’ll keep my Lenovo. It boots faster for 30% less dollars. Oh and one other point, I always know when I am dealing with a completely enthralled Mac user when I hear something like “How much crap do you have running on your newer Macs to make them that slow?” It is always the user’s fault not the Mac’s. How dare I put stuff on Mac that I might need to get my work done. Actually there is more stuff on the Lenovo Yoga than on the Mac. Spotify launches when it boots. Try reading the article. I am surprised you didn’t tell me about your car too. Do yourself a favor check out the Yoga 2 Pro prices they have gone down since I bought mine. This one is only $899. 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4510U Processor (2.00GHz 1600 MHz 4MB) Display 13.3" QHD+ LED Glossy Multi-touch with integrated camera (3200x1800) Intel® HD Graphics 4400 8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz Hard Drive 256GB SSD http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/lenovo/yoga-laptop-series/yoga-laptop-2-pro/
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2015 on I miss the future OS X never had at Applepeels
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Well you and I disagree on almost everything and trying to settle it on the web is never much fun, but here are my responses. The limiting factor isn’t Intel, it is Apple and its focus on iOS. Microsoft Mail 8.1 makes OSX mail look like a dinosaur. http://readwrite.com/2014/05/07/windows-8-1-review-microsoft-mail And as to using the operating system with sophistication, I just want to get my work done and none of that “requires writing macros that integrate various apps.” Stability would be nice (Chrome crashed on my Mac last night and I have seen kernel panics) and booting quickly would be appreciated. Microsoft seems to have figured out how to boot very quickly. As to being able to run Windows and various versions of OSX on a Mac and not on Windows, I guess you realize that the only reason you cannot do OSX on Windows with VMware is that Apple will not let you. Actually they make it impossible to run OSX natively and legally on any hardware but their own. If Microsoft did the same thing, everyone would be screaming bloody murder. As for price you are completely misinformed and using the “old head to head with the same features” the Mac is cheaper argument that is no longer true. I’ll make you a deal. If you can come up with a new I7 Mac from Apple that is under $1,000 and has 32GBs of RAM and a 2TB hard drive with keyboard, DVD drive, and mouse, I will happily write a check like I did to Lenovo before Christmas. Surely Apple can match those specifications? Otherwise you can try your shaky facts and sophistication argument on someone who actually does not have all the computers on his desk and use them daily. By the way, none of my Lenovos came with the malware that you mention. Maybe you should read my article comparing Lenovo to Apple. I wrote that before Apple decided to pester us daily with the information that Mavericks isn’t compatible with the almost useless iCloud. It is bloatware marketing of the worst kind. However an incompatibility message should come as no surprise since Pages documents aren’t even compatible with themselves sometimes. http://readwrite.com/2013/01/28/apple-lenovo-a-tale-of-two-companies Lenovo actually thinks they can deliver quality, innovation and reasonable prices. I have had four of them along with all the Macs I have purchased. The Lenovo Yoga I5 that I bought in Nov. 2012 is the best laptop that I have ever owned. It cost me less than $1,000 and even has a SD slot. Try having over 40 tabs open in a couple of different browsers open on a Mac with only 4GBs of RAM and tell me how well your Mac works. My Yoga running Windows 8.1 handles it without a problem. Here is a screen grab from the Yoga of one the two browsers when I was running the boot tests. http://www.crystalcoastlife.com/images/41tabs.jpg By the way I drive a ten year old Acura MDX and it manages to still get me from place to place. I bought it the spring after I bought the dual G5.
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2015 on I miss the future OS X never had at Applepeels
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Recently I have written about how Apple once was the center of our world and the decision I made to not purchase a new Mac. With my new Leonvo desktop and the reduced workload on my Mac Mini I am... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2015 at Applepeels
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Sunset by the Emerald Isle Bridge I am a strange one to rain on the parade of every more sophisticated devices coming from America's technology powerhouses. I sold technology for much of my adult life, and I am one of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at View from the Mountain
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A job in sales is a little like this great blue heron living alone in the wild. Your resources are the ones you can find and you are on your own pretty well all the time. Sales people get it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at View from the Mountain
There was a time when Apple was my family's world. It went far beyond technology since the company wrote our paycheck. Before Steve came back, Apple was much like a family. I can remember going to a memorial service with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at Applepeels
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When I started looking for a small photo printer that I could haul around with me on my travels, I really had not done any research. I typically find that it is hard to find reliable information about printers and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at Applepeels
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We are early in third week of January 2015. Today was the exact opposite of the picture I included from earlier in the week. There was no blue sky today and I did not even go on my neighborhood hike... Continue reading
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The Marked Channel Up The White Oak River I am a pretty good baker and one of things that I have learned is that real success comes when you start inventing your own recipes instead of following the ones in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at View from the Mountain
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