No, I’m not dead yet.
I realize it’s been ages since the last time I wrote on my blog. It’s not that I don’t have anything to write about, I regularly have lots of ideas of what I should write, but I cannot seem to find the necessary time to do so.
Let me quickly sum up the half-year or so which has passed:
- Working in Windows 8 and Office 2013 sucks for the most part, Excel 2013 has a few nice new features though
- Upgraded my little gaming rig at home to use 2x Intel SSDs in raid-0 as the system disk + two regular drives for storage
- Upgraded the same rig with a new graphics card (HD7970 from Gigabyte), maxed out the graphics in every single game I’ve tried so far
- Got an old mid-2010 13″ MacBook running Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8.3) as my 2nd work laptop and testing rig
- Did an inventory of my DVD collection: turns out I own about 650 movies and TV-series
- Bought an Apple TV (3rd generation) just to watch Netflix…
- A whole bunch of other interesting stuff I’m working on and might reveal at some point in the future
As I’m typing this I’m waiting for the copying of a Windows installation .iso to a USB drive to finish. Turns out there’s several nice choices for getting the job done… and very easily I might add. (Have a look here.)
It’s really nice that someone else in the world has come to the conclusion that doing the diskpart-rumba manually is a pain in the ass.
I gave XBoot a try first, the idea is very nice and I’ll probably use it later to make a USB-key with a few different Linux distros, but for getting the Windows .iso on a USB, WiNTobootic, turns out to be a small godsend.
Download. Run. Select your USB-drive on the left side, drag & drop the .iso-file on the right side, click “Do it!”. Wait. Done.
Now I just need to locate a few drivers and I’m ready to go.