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Bought a MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Bits & Bytes' started by SixofNine, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. SixofNine

    SixofNine Jedi Sage Staff Member

    This was actually a great moment in marriage engineering :D that started with my wife suggesting that I use the $1100 MacBook that she had bought for our daughter, me selflessly suggesting that I use an employee bonus to refurbish the deck ("no, spend that on yourself, get a MacBook"), and Udemy having a $19 sale on its course catalog, including courses on Swift and iPhone/iPad/Apple Watch development. It didn't hurt that my wife jumped on the Udemy sale herself.

    The kicker was that she was OK with me cashing out a small, orphaned 401(k) (I'm old enough to avoid the 10% penalty) to take care of some to-dos, which wound up including me ordering a 15-inch MacBook Pro with retina display. We have an employee purchase program, but it's still slightly more than $1100. :) It arrives next week.

    Now I have to deliver and take those Udemy courses.

    Oh, and I had already used a $250 "applause award" from work plus an employee fitness subsidy to get an Apple watch at basically no cost. The watch is damn fun.
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  2. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    You can get one on ebay for $900. You can get some fantastic deals on there. And macbook pro is one fine of machinery. It's my main coding platform because of the incredible UI and Linux underneath. :) Bought it years ago and it's chugging along.

    Git -> GitHub is a breeze
    Sublime is across all platforms

    I don't do Swift but AngularJS these days, so this is working out really nicely.
  3. SixofNine

    SixofNine Jedi Sage Staff Member

    And yes, I'll accept as read that I paid way too much for a pricey computer, but I don't care. You're looking at a man who once bought a Mac II and upgraded it to a Mac IIfx (and used it for years until it slowly died).

    My splurges are few and far between, said the owner of a 2001 Camry. :)

    I'll start out with Xcode as an IDE for the Udemy courses and take it from there.
  4. Andy


    I still love my 17" Mscbook Pro.

    Only regret is I Wish it was a retina.

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