From 512 Pixels:
Currently, I’m using a Mid 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. It has an 2.5 Ghz i7, 16 GB of RAM and a 1 TB of SSD storage. It’s the fastest, most capable Mac I’ve ever owned.
I went with the 15-inch because I thought I’d be using it as a notebook way more than I actually do.
I fell foul of this when I started remote working, I bought a maxed-out 15″ Retina MacBook Pro thinking I’d need something powerful for at my desk and something I could carry around for when I needed to get out of the house.
Unfortunately, due to the size of the rMBP, I never took it out and ended up with the same ‘tied to my desk’ feeling I would’ve had with a desktop Mac.
The best thing I did, for my productivity (and my mental wellbeing) was trade the rMBP in for a far, far less powerful 12″ MacBook. Yes, it’s slower, which can be especially noticeable when I’m coding or photo editing but now I feel like I have far more freedom and I work in other (more interesting) locations more often.
I don’t regret the decision to trade down, all I had to do was swap some power for a bit of patience, which was worth it in the long run. It’s something I’d definitely recommend considering if you have a large laptop but still feel ‘stuck’ in the home office.
I’ve recently started shooting a bit of film again so I ‘scanned’ and uploaded some of the results to Flickr. They’re all in my film album (along with some old ones I uploaded a good while ago). My scanning process isn’t exactly typical – but that’ll all be explained in a post that’s coming soon…
And while I remember, you can also find out a little more out about.me at alexpardoe.co.uk.
Check back soon.
As I never seem to have anything interesting enough to write a blog post of any length about it seems like a good time to mention all the other (far more frequently updated) places that you can find me on the internet.
The popular places (where I’m known as digitalpardoe):
If you must:
There’s probably a lot more places you can find me that I’ve forgotten about, but if you haven’t already realised, my username tends to be digitalpardoe so just try a search on your ‘social’ site of choice.
Strangely, in putting this together, I seem to have thought of something longer to write about.
Check back soon.
I’ve been promising to write this post for a while now, it is exactly what is says in the title, an introduction. A good friend of mine, after much persuasion has finally ‘got his blog on’. Fortunately he has a far better blogging style than me and blogs far more often so it shouldn’t be too much of a strain on the senses to bookmark him and/or add him to your feed reader. Funnily enough he is also a keen photographer so don’t forget to check out his Flickr page, you’ll find a link from his blog.
So here he is, (drum roll please), Mr Rob Young:
Be nice, I don’t want him scared back off the internet, it took long enough to get him on here.
Don’t forget to check back here sometimes too.