Sunday, May 06, 2007

Abracadabra


I have been neglecting kayak-blogging a bit lately. There is enough inspiration though, but somehow it lacks time and motivation to write it down. I am just to tired in the evenings.
That has a bit to do with work, which costs a lot of energy lately, but perhaps even more with PC's and kayak's.

The PC-thing has cost me a lot of time last week. I have installed a new PC in the home network for my son. And IP-adresses and network-protocols are as much Abracadabra for me as the Jordan paper above (a souvenir from Jelle and Janine, who returned today from a week in Jordan). Nevertheless I fixed it and also did a huge clean-up of the other PC and laptop in the home-network. In my Windows-world however, resolving one problem mostly creates two different new problems. After every operation it costs days to get everything functioning back in normal order. Grrrrr... Perhaps it's time for a Mac? Apple advertises with:
"How much time have you spent troubleshooting your PC? Imagine a computer designed by people who hate to waste time as much as you do. Where all the hardware and software just works, and works well together. Get a Mac and get your life back." This sounds very tempting to me! Is it true or is it just advertisement speach? Is the Mac-world of Steve Jobs really better than Bill Gates' PC-world?

The kayak-related buzz is more productive and rewarding. Yet organising clinics, trips and an international seakayak week, in combination with having the care over the NKB- seakayak-committee sometimes begins to feel like work... Time to get out and paddle: one more week for Spiekeroog!

1 comment:

Wenley said...

Hi Hans,

It is not fans' hype. Macs do as promised in the can and then, more. The small difference in price is made out for the absolute lack of maintenance and repairs.
I use mine at home and bought a notebook for Andrea. As soon as my office PCs die out, I shall replace them with Macs too.