I upgraded the memory, or ram, in my MacBook, from 2 gigabytes to 4 gigabytes. It was an easy procedure accomplished by following the instructions in the, How To Book, that came with the computer.
The last time I did this I was upgrading my old MacBook from 512 megabytes of ram to 2 gigabytes of ram. I bought the ram from Memory Depot because they had the best price, $91.78. This time around it cost $32. The fact I I got twice as much ram for 1/3 the price makes me feel like I somehow cheated, especially when I know that the same 4 gigabytes of ram would cost $200 if I bought it from Apple.
Before Christmas I bought a membership in the Caledonia Nordic Ski Club. One of the benefits is unlimited usage of their extensive and extremely well maintained cross country and skate ski trails. They even have lights on some of the trails, bonus! I’ve been out there twice, once to check out the trails and try inexpertly to skate ski, and once for a lesson. The private lesson was worth every cent. I got much more out of it than I would have, out of the three beginner lessons I was going to take. Because even though I’ve never skate skied before I’m not a beginner skier.
I’m waiting for the weather to return to winter so I can get out there again to skate ski. It’s been unseasonably warm, the roads are either pure ice or bare and I’m sure the ski trails are ice as well. Breaking my other leg or an arm, is not on my to do list this year or any other year in the future.
So, it was 7 degrees today and sunny. I managed to find enough clear pavement, less ice and snow, to run up Foothills boulevard and back down Tabor boulevard to the icy parking lot, where I left my car. I was mortified, well maybe only slightly irritated, when a women dressed in bright pink, followed closely by a man dressed in black, easily overtook me. They looked like they were in their early forties and had been running, no doubt, their whole lives. I wonder if I'll ever, but I want to be able to, keep up with them?
I've never been completely satisfied with my internet connection. In rural BC the only choice, often, is dialup; however, I considered myself lucky when I found a faster alternative. Apart from all the good things offered by this small company, the connection, beamed wirelessly from Pilot Mountain, was still not fast enough to stream youtube videos. And, their equipment broke down a lot leaving us with no internet service sometimes for days. It's particularly annoying because I depend on the internet for work (who doesn't?). When we got a flyer in the snail mail with this offer, from Galaxy Broadband, we decided to switch. But, unless we want to get up at 2 AM (when unlimited bandwidth is allowed) there is not enough bandwidth to wirelessly stream movies from a service like netflix, (streaming youtube videos is doable). I suppose I should just start getting up earlier ......