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U.S. Open can suck golf balls
Monday. 5.19.08 4:30 pm
Ok so I go to UCSD, and it just so happened that Torrey Pines would be the host of the U.S. Open this year. What does that have to do with my life you ask? Well, it just so happens that Torrey Pines is right next to UCSD, and a good majority of the parking spots that are already thin as it is for students are going to be used by U.S. Open patrons and the like. Seriously, are you fucking kidding me?

I, for one, am a commuter. I don't live on campus, and I especially don't live near (I'm from southeast San Diego, thanks) or around La Jolla. And ever so conveniently, finals are happening the same week that the U.S. Open is in town. That, and graduation commencement is being PUSHED BACK a week for this tournament.

Good looking out for the students Chancellor Fox and company. Really, good looking out.

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MacBook Air Head
Sunday. 6.8.08 1:31 pm
I bought a MacBook Air last Sunday at the Apple Store in Otay Ranch Town Center. I have a week on whether or not I want to return it. Before this sexy beast, I used a MacBook Pro for all my portable computing needs (on campus especially) and this computer is definitely an upgrade in terms of weight and portability. With the MacBook Pro, I felt like I was carrying a brick or three in my backpack all the time, but with this thing I seriously forget that it's there until I take it out during lectures to take notes.

I actually acquired the 1.8ghz/64gb SSD version, because I was like, "if I'm going to get this thing, I might as well get the one closest to the performance that I'm accustomed to (on my MacBook Pro)." So far, so good. The only nuances that I have noticed thus far with this machine is its anemic 3D gaming performance (I tried playing the Sims 2 Life Stories on it... and it lagged so much that I thought I might as well shoot myself), but this laptop wasn't meant for that. Sim City 4 seems to do fine, and so do less 3D intensive games I installed on it thus far to kill time (Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Cooking Academy, etc.).

Real world performance-wise, the MacBook Air is snappy and I really can't discern a speed difference between this and the MacBook Pro. Maybe converting songs from one format to another might take a little longer, but I don't mind a couple of seconds. The SSD seems to have a lot to do with it, as it starts up faster and opens applications quicker than the HDD on the Pro.

For what I'm going to use this for, it's perfect. Now it's time to study. I have finals next week alongside the U.S. Open! /sarcasm

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