surprise! new toy!

well, I gone an done it now. I went out and bought a MacBook Pro. Kudos to Coach for getting me a nice deal… 🙂 I justify it to myself by saying that I have a new contract coming up for steady work, and it will cover the cost… and I NEED it for the job, so… yeah… ok, honey?

The first thing I did? After signing in and choosing my username, I shut it down and put on my protective film from www.bestskinsever.com. Thanks megs for the tip. I thought, well, this is as fingerprint and dust free as it’s ever going to be, so I should just stay up late and put the skins on. It’s kind of like putting on automotive window tinting, if you’ve ever done that. You get the film wet with soapy water, apply it, and then squeeze out any air bubbles until it’s nice and smooth. Then you let it dry. I was a little apprehensive about putting something wet on my computer, but it’s only a thin film and it dries pretty quick. I had a couple of towels around just in case to quickly dry up any excess liquid. I did the palm rest and the bottom. I’m not sure if I’m going to do the top, because I have a feeling that the apple will cause unsightly bubbles (it’s slightly raised). I know, I’m anal.

There remains a few pieces for the battery, the battery latch area, and the trackpad button. There’s a piece for the trackpad too, but I don’t think you’re supposed to use it. It would be hard to slide your finger along the trackpad with plastic film over it, don’t you think?

Anyway, here we go again with new toy setup addiction. Maybe I can do some fiddling with it while I’m at work tomorrow… hmmm…. 🙂

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by DBush on 2007/03/23 at 12:10 AM

    My oh My…You are right….Now you gone and done it!

    How you gonna hide that from the family ? ;-P

    Reply

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