It’s been a while since my last post so I thought I’d just give a quick update. I got a new laptop to do some work on — a flashy new Lenovo Thinkpad T510. It is quite sexy and reminds me of how long it’s been since I’ve gotten anything new hardware wise. I remember buying laptops and getting friggin CDs with recovery software and backup discs with Windows with perhaps a recovery partition. Fast forward to today. No more optical media being shipped with anything. Just the recovery partitions. This is probably just the manufacturer’s way of cutting costs which they’ll argue is “more green” but really, it ends up costing you more to do the same shit. You can still get recovery discs. Only now it costs you $50-100 to order it from them when you used to get it INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE LAPTOP. It could also be that as I get older, I am getting more and more concerned with my money and where it goes (read as: CHEAP). Maybe I’ll do a hardware review on the laptop on here when I get around to it. I’m still working on installing Arch Linux on that badboy (which is quite frustrating). Ubuntu installed in almost 10 minutes flat, no problem. Arch installs, but I can’t for the life of me get X server working on there. Whenever I figure that out, I’ll post it here to help any other unlucky souls in the same predicament.
I’m also going to try and do some cooking/food blog posts on here or break away and start up my own foodie blog. I’ve been experimenting with some different pizza recipes, and have decided that New York style crust kicks Chicago crust’s ass. My last couple of deepdish crust recipes have come away being way too thick. Next time I’m going for a simple New York style thin crust with maybe some fresh mozzarella and marinara with basil. I’ve also learned how to make a kickass bulgogi recipe which I’m definitely going to put up on here with some pics. Tomorrow will be bacon-wrapped barbecue chicken with macaroni and cheese. Mmmmmmm!