Okay so it's not really the iPad 3 but it is the new iPad. Our adventure started off today at about quarter of five when I woke up and decided I was going go ahead to Best Buy. I finally had enough money saved that I could get my very own iPad and I decided I was going to wait until the announcements came out a week ago to make my move. Should I get a new iPad or should I go for a lower price iPad 2? So after some online consultation for others and after hearing the announcement it was decided I should go ahead and get the new iPad. Having been frugal with my Best Buy gift cards and some Best Buy rewards points I decided I was going to save those for this occasion. Of course selling a certain device on eBay helped a lot as well. So like a kid on Christmas morning I headed off to the Best Buy located in Wooster, Ohio. The Entire drive there was thinking to myself there's got to be a long line and I was wrong!
When I pulled into the Best Buy parking lot there was nobody else there. So I decided I was pretty safe so i headed over to Walmart to grab it a few things. When I got back to Best Buy I noticed the manager and another employee were walking in and they were talking to another potential customer I figured I better go get in line. Which was a smart move because the manager told me there was only five of the iPad I wanted. So for about a half an hour there I sat by myself one of those people standing outside of Best Buy awaiting a product launch.
And after a few minutes of standing there taking goofy pictures of myself with my iPhone another customer came up to join me and for the next two hours we sat there chatting as the only two people in line at the Wooster Best Buy waiting to buy an iPad. Finally at 8 AM the manager walked out and gave me my golden ticket
The only problem was the store still did not open until 10 o'clock so I had some time to kill. But after waiting patiently for a couple hours I finally had it my precious
After having time to play with it at work I really enjoy this device! As a matter of fact this entire blog post has been created using the dictate feature. Granted it does not do punctuation well but it does do text extremely well. Then again I don't do punctuation while when I'm typing. Everything you've heard about the retina display is true the pictures I've looked at online are stunning. I've also noticed that the older iPhone apps that I installed on this device look pretty clear compared to the iPad one I was using those look blurry. The speed of the device is beautiful you can definitely see an increase with that extra RAM that's added from what I've read online this has a gig of RAM. I haven't had a really good chance to play with the cameras yet and I'm looking forward to seeing how Skype performs. So I'll probably waste some time over the weekend sitting on the back porch with a cigar going over all the new features but from what I can tell this was the device to wait for. Again This dictation feature is really cool. That's all for now have a great weekend!
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 7:36a Andy Donaldson So it's that time of the year again when all the good little Domino Admins and Developers get all starry eyed and anxious with the anticipation of going to Lotuspher...I mean Connect. One of the fun things that goes on at the event is the "Wednesday night party" at one of the local Orlando theme parks. For me, that's always something I look forward to. Not much of a thrill ride person myself, but enjoy the themes of the parks. In years past, it was a closely guarded secret on which park [read] Keywords: domino
The 8.1 Upgrade Blues
Fri, Oct 18th 2013 9:10a Andy Donaldson If you hadn't heard yesterday, Microsoft officially released their latest operating system, Windows 8.1, to the populace. With much excitement to officially get a "Start" button back, I raced off to the interwebs to try and download the software. Problem was, I had downloaded and installed the Windows 8.1 preview on my personal laptop. That was a problem. Well, not really a problem, but a pain. You see, to get the latest version I had to go through a refresh process which basically took [read] Keywords: applications
The curious case of the Trash folder design
Mon, Sep 16th 2013 8:25a Andy Donaldson I know. It's been a while and this post has nothing to do with photography...until I mentioned it just now. But I wanted to write this one out before I forget. Had a user call this morning saying that they had created a folder in their mail file and it took the design of a Trash folder. So when the user tried to drag and drop a message out of that folder, they go a message: "You cannot drag and drop out of Trash with Soft Deletes enabled. Please use Restore instead." Okay, this was a new [read] Keywords: admin
10 bloggy years
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 6:23a Andy Donaldson 10 years ago today, this happened Well, I'm still here. 827 post later, the blog remains. There are actually 880 posts in total, but there are some posts that I just write to get things off my chest and don't post. Various reasons, of course. When I started this thing, my intention was to join a chorus of others dedicated to spreading their knowledge and experiences. Being social. All before the time of tweets and Facebooks. I'm happy with what it has accomplished over the years. I [read] Keywords: ibm
My Birthday Edicts - OBEY!
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 7:14a Andy Donaldson So today I celebrate the 44th anniversary of my birth. Still am amazed I made it this far. But with the love of a good women at your side and two wonderful kids, it's not all that hard. But this morning after I awoke, I had a revelation. One day, the birthdays for me will end. Okay, I'm not saying that to be morbid, so stick with me here. But yes, one day I will slip loose from this mortal coil and no longer be "here". Okay, a little heavy, yes. So that has led me to come up with my [read] Keywords:
Windows 8 and Wifi Goofyness.
Tue, Jun 4th 2013 9:06a Andy Donaldson Well, I did it. I got a laptop for my new business. But, it's not an Apple. Those things are expensive you know. What I did end up getting is an Asus Q200E. It's a small form factor laptop that has Windows 8 and a touch screen. I'm not at all impressed with the Metro look of Windows 8, but, I do like it for the size. Fits great into my camera bag and is fast enough to get work done quickly in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. But the problem I came across yesterday when I brought it into wor [read] Keywords: notes
Lotusphere/Connect Protip - Whatdoyaknow? You CAN use Traveler too!
Fri, Jan 18th 2013 5:46a Andy Donaldson Yesterday I posted a tip here on the House O' Blog about using mail rules to forward your often overlooked conference mail to an email account you check more frequently. After posting that, my buddy Don McNally pinged me on Twitter wondering if Traveler could be used like he had in the past. I hadn't noticed anything on the page that stuck out about that and didn't think much about it further. That was until this morning and I was on the site taking a look around and I see this. The infor [read] Keywords: lotusphere