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Thoughts & news on technology…well, mostly

Going on vacation to hike through the Grand Canyon


I’m leaving tomorrow morning to hike through the Grand Canyon (from South to North Rim) with my girlfriend and a couple of our friends.  So, I’ll be taking a temporary hiatus for the next 1.5 – 2 weeks.

I know this month has been lacking in posts but I’m hoping to change that when I get back from the Grand Canyon.

See you all in a couple of weeks and thanks for reading!   🙂

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Filed under: Backpacking, Grand Canyon

MacBook Pro updates coming soon


Pretty much all of the Apple rumor sites are reporting that we should see an updated MacBook Pro with Intel’s Santa Rosa chipset and the 15″ version getting an LED backlit display. Rumors are claiming that we should see these updates by WWDC in June, at the latest.

This update should add a faster front-side bus (800Mhz) and new Core 2 Duo mobile processors that run up to 2.4Ghz.

Looks like those earlier rumors are coming true. 🙂

As you know, I’ve been waiting for the LED backlit 15″ MacBook Pro with Santa Rosa but it looks like I won’t be buying one this year since I just splurged on my Ducati 749 motorcycle. Unless…someone wants to “donate” one to me! 😉

[via AppleInsider & Think Secret]

Filed under: Apple, Laptop, LCD, MacBook Pro, Mobile Computing, Rumors

New MacBooks released…but w/o Santa Rosa


Apple released an update to the MacBook line of laptops, yesterday, but they didn’t add Intel’s new Santa Rosa chipset. The deets:

  • 2.0GHz, 13.3″ White MacBook, 80GB, 1GB RAM, Intel Graphics 950, $1099
  • 2.16GHz, 13″ White MacBook, 120GB, 1GB RAM. Intel Graphics 950, $1299
  • 2.16GHz, 13″ Black MacBook, 160GB, 1GB RAM, Intel Grahics 950, $1499

FYI, these updated MacBooks don’t have LED backlit displayes, either.

[via MacRumors]

Filed under: Apple, Laptop, MacBook, Mobile Computing

Bought a Ducati 749 Superbike!


ducati-749.jpgOver the past couple of weeks, I’ve been spending a lot of time researching this bike. I’ve had my eye on getting a Ducati Superbike for the last 7 years and I finally decided to pull the trigger this past weekend…and, I’m picking it up today! 😀

Speaking of, I got a great deal on a leftover 2006 749 (red) from Great Bay Motorcycles (North Hampton, NH) and, so far, the whole experience has been great. If you’re looking to buy a Ducati or a Triumph, you should give these guys a call or a visit. Btw, the picture is from Ducati’s website – I’ll post a few pics of mine when I get it.

Anyways, I wanted to share this with you all so you know why I haven’t been blogging this month…you have been waiting to read my blog posts, right? 😉

EDIT (January 17, 2008): My 749 was replaced inOoctober 2007 by a 2008 1098 because I low-sided the 749 and it was deemed a total loss. I bought it brand new and it had 5,700 miles on it when she was totaled.

Filed under: Ducati, Motorcycles