Efficiency & New Technology
I love being productive and efficient. It’s my middle name. When I waste time or things are going slower than I would have hoped, I get antsy! Except, of course, when I’m in Aruba. Here, I expect things to take twice as long such as:
service in restaurants is not what we find in the U.S. but that’s fine.
simple banking errands take much longer than you’d expect but that’s ok when you’re on vacation.
wondering what produce will be on the store shelves or if they will have things I like is always a good question.
Thankfully I was able to make plenty of cold salads, munch on raw veggies and make an Apple Glazed Vegetable & Edamame Stir fry with what I found here.
I’s Aruba and I’ve been on vacation.
However, I’m heading back home to San Diego soon and when I’m at home, efficiency and productivity is mandatory.
Two things I plan to do when I get home:
1. Buy a new iMac desktop.
Oh yes, “Application Not Responding. Force Quit” is another favorite. It’s to be expected with a nearly 4 year old stuffed full machine.
Running Lightroom 3 (which I adore!) is such a resource hog, too, that I just have to have a machine with the resources to handle what I need to do.
Photography is a major priority in my life and I have to have a computer that’s reliable enough to handle photo editing.
The machines I am thinking of are here: 27 inch monitors + 8 GB memory
Those choices are all “more machine” than it appears that Apple sells from their site “off the rack”.
Any thoughts or opinions on computers?
I am not interested in Ecto or any of the other “blogging software platforms”.
I need Windows Live Writer based on everything I’ve heard.
Any thoughts or opinions on using WLW?
From my last post about Healthifying Desserts & Beans in Desserts, I’m glad to hear that I’m not the only person who has been a bit skeptical about putting beans in desserts! However, many of you told me you have successfully incorporated garbanzo beans into many desserts and have loved the outcome.
The reviews, however, about black beans in brownies were not as positive. Many of you told me that was a kitchen fail. Good feedback.
Also, wonderful comments about if you care about healthifying desserts or not. Sometimes, I think that healthy desserts can be awesome and taste just as amazingly decadent as “regular” desserts. Taste is my final goal. Must be amazing, period. And I don’t care what it took to get to the amazing point.
1. Do you have a Mac? Talk to me about what you have, if you love it, what you’d buy next?
I have my iMac desktop
and my MacBook. Nice, but not a power beast.
For my main at-home computer and needs I must have: speed, power, and a big screen. And did I mention speed. Back to that efficiency principle.
2. Do you blog with Windows Live Writer?
Tell me how much you love it and that it changed your life and the way you blog. Go ahead because from everything I’ve heard, it did and does.
I blog from WordPress’ own platform and it’s like a step back in time to an Atari computer with how slow and cumbersome it is.
3. Do you crave efficiency & productivity?
I sure do!
I am a yogi and yes, being mellow and going with the flow is all well and good but when it comes to some things, such as technology, I am all about efficiency!
Blogging twice a day is a time commitment; I need my machine to keep up with my needs and demands so that I am doing more living life and less sitting at my chair waiting for the Pinwheel of Death to stop!
4. Do you have any pieces of technology, tech gagdets, iPhones, etc. that you just adore?
I do love my iPhone far more than my Blackberry, that’s for sure. Which is why even though it was stolen 3 weeks after I had it, I paid big money to replace it rather than reverting back and using my old Blackberry.
Have a great evening!