Yes, what the title says; my MackBook died two days ago. It just sat there booting up when turning it on and then it shut itself down before the boot process was complete. Lyckily I’ve been pretty adamant in keeping backups of important documents, photos and mp3′s. I was without a computer for a full 24 hours (granted, I kept my iPhone close at hand) and then I went and bought a new computer. A PC! The brand is Acer and it’s called Aspire Predator 3610 (Intel Core i5-2320 processor/3 GHz, Nvidia GeForce GT545 graphics card, 8GB RAM and a 1 TB HDD). I opted for a brace yourself; desktop. I felt I needed a powerfull workstation and this computer is fast — Photoshop CS5 starts in 1.5 seconds. Not that I have Photoshop, it’s way to expensive. I’m looking forward to installing Sony Vegas and Sony Acid — I got a promo code from a friend and I might order their Imagination Suite (or whatever it’s called). Also looking forward to installing a few games. The only remnant from my Mac days are iTunes, I need that for the iPhone, I’m listening to music as I type this and I’m naturally using Winamp — not iTunes. I was a bit worried that the computer would be loud but it’s really quiet. Well, that’s about it for this post.
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I was out DJing with my friend Jonas this Friday night. It was fun. Here are some of the tracks we played:
Magick Wands – “Space”
Trust – “Sulk” (Single Edit Stream)
The War on Drugs – “Baby Missiles”
I watched the train wreck known as the “Melodifestivalen” or The Eurovision Song Contest in English. It was the Swedish finals and I think the best entry came out the winner. Congrats to Loreen and her “Euphoria”.
I found something I wanted to take a picture of and I took a picture of it without thinking about what anyone else might think about me doing it. It felt good. There have been way to many missed opportunities of good photographs on my end. If someone sees me crouching over something lying on the ground with my iPhone in hand, well — that’s just me taking a damn good picture. I want to end this nonsense of me feeling like a fool for doing something that gives me pleasure. I’m sure some of you understand, the rest of you; congratulations!
At this moment I’m trying to out do my noisy neighbor by playing Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)” really loud. I hope he/she gets the message.
When I’m done with this post I plan on watching The Artist  or Wuthering Heights  — I haven’t decided yet. And I’m waiting for a new video from Marina and the Diamonds — she just tweeted about a premiere coming up. Nice. I guess it’s the track “Primadonna” (rel. tomorrow March 12) that sounds a bit like Coldplays “Viva La Vida”. BTW, Marina was here in Stockholm (she might still be here) last night watching the “Melodifestivalen” at the Warner offices.
That’s about it for now, have a nice end of the weekend!
This post will be very undramatic and laid back. I went to a really nice New Years Eve party last night at my friends house. The food, the company and the laughs — it was perfect.
I skipped making best of 2011-lists because that’s not really my cup of tea. My friends were at it like crazy urging me to make my own lists but no dice. I do enjoy reading some of them though. Especially when mp3 blogs list the 50 best tracks and you can download all of them and be reasonably sure they’ll all be good — if it’s a blog you trust top start with that is. I will just go on and post stuff that I like here at Fredstuff, like an ongoing list of things I like. No need to condense it into list form.
Now, let’s see what 2012 has in store for us!
No updates during the last few days, I’ve been moving house to a temporary apartment. My apartment is up for renovations; a new kitchen, a new bathroom things like that. I’ve got Internet at home again and I will hopefully post on a regular basis. Keep checking!
Yes box. I got it yesterday after having it pre-booked for a few days. October 28:th was the release day here in Sweden. My previous phone was a iPhone 3GS, it had a jailbreak on it so I was kind of nervous about the transition of data from the old phone to the new one. I did one last sync with the 3GS and updated iTunes to the latest version, then hooked up the 4S and did a restore from backup. That part went well — except for the part where the new phone imported over 600 pictures from one of my iPhoto albums. Because of that I learned how to quickly remove several photos from the camera roll. I got the tip from this blog post. I was stuck for a while after that; I didn’t know you had to activate the new SIM card. While I was on hold with the phone company I found out you could do it over the net. An hour later the card was activated.
One of the first shots I took with it was out the bedroom window.
Then came the dreadful task of organizing all the apps (186 to be exact) into the correct folders and screens — it took a while. After that I realized that I couldn’t get it to connect to my home Wi-Fi network. That was strange since my 3GS worked just fine. Solution; I entered the MAC address for the 4S into the modem/router. Didn’t work at first and I was about to give up. I then restarted the modem and the 4S was connected via Wi-Fi. Success!
The unit feels snappy compared to the 3GS. Internet speed is good too as you can see from the Speed Test app screenshot (first 3G then Wi-Fi). I can’t provide you with a test video today. Well, I could — but I haven’t filmed anything worth posting. Yet. I’m looking forward to using this device, the camera is great and it just feels so much faster.