Trevor Gets It Right

“A Virginia restaurant tossed Sarah Huckabee Sanders out and refused her service. I know you guys are cheering, but I’m sorry, I think that was the wrong thing to do. I think what the restaurant should have done is treated her the same way she treats the press. Yeah, they should have just brought her an empty plate and then when she goes, ‘Where is my food?’ you go, ‘Oh, it’s right there.’” — TREVOR NOAH

Happy Birthday MBP!

My Mac Book Pro is now over 6 years old. It was manufactured on June 18, 2012. I purchased it in September 2012. It was the first MPB with Retina and the first MBP I’ve owned.

It runs as well today as it did 6 years ago. The only change I made to it was a couple of years ago I updated the SSD to 1 TB. I had originally purchased it with a 256 GB SSD. Silly me – I was thinking I would just use an external drive to maintain my data. Then I found out what a pain in the ass it was to always need to carry a drive with me.

So, I ordered a new 1 TB SSD from OWC at and installed it myself. Piece of cake.

As I said, my MBP runs beautifully for an old machine! Actually, it just runs well, period! This is the reason I bought it. Previously, I was a PC user. But it seemed that every PC or laptop I bought would have issues. And, let’s be clear – I bought “top of the line” or so I thought. It was so frustrating to deal with Dell or Microsoft to resolve an issue. And with my MBP? Well, I haven’t had any issues – in 6 years – no issues. But I do know, that if I were to have issues – I’d just take it to the Apple store. So, people say Apple products are expensive – well, when you factor in longevity – they’re not expensive after all.

Currently, the only “maintenance ” I need to do is to install a new battery. After 6 years and many cycles, it’s useful life is about over. Nothing to complain about there.

Having said all that, I am looking forward to seeing what Apple does for the next MBP. Mine is currently a 15″. I think I really want to go down to a 13″. My spouse has a 13″ Mac Book Air and I love the size. I also would like Apple to make a MPB that utilizes 32 GB of RAM. I program using XCode and use Parallels to run Windows. I also do some music and video editing. So, I’m hoping for a significant upgrade that I can enjoy and use the next 6 years – and if it happens I will be in the market to purchase one.


This Isn’t My Country Anymore

“On Sunday, a day we as a nation set aside to honor fathers and the bonds of family, I was among the millions of Americans who watched images of children who have been torn from their parents. In the six weeks between April 19 and May 31, the Department of Homeland Security has sent nearly 2,000 children to mass detention centers or foster care. More than 100 of these children are younger than 4 years old. The reason for these separations is a zero-tolerance policy for their parents, who are accused of illegally crossing our borders.

I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.”

From an opinion piece by Laura Bush in the Washington Post.

Are you ashamed yet?

I’m embarrassed to call myself American.