My macs

In 1993 I started studying computer science. They had nextstations. I deleted windows 3.1 from my dads computer. When I started making some money, I bought a playstation. In 2000 I got my first regular job. I used the computer at work for things like taxes and some web browsing. When I was about to lose my job in 2003 due to the ICT bubble, I bought a powerbook 12”. Apple had bought NeXT a few years before and turned their OS into MacOSX, and that is why I became interested in Apple. I used that powerbook at home for office purposes. At the end of 2006 I started working on my quran on it, after replacing the harddrive myself (the PC store wouldn’t do it). I spent hours digging through large .PDF files on that 12” screen, and I had to make my own ‘index’ using Preview’s bookmark feature. In 2009 the U2 video came out and it turned out I couldn’t view it on my old powerbook. I bought a used core 2 duo imac (the white model). It was fine.

In 2010 I started playing world of warcraft on it because I got bored with my playstation. I never really liked PC gaming. The screen had a problem for which there was a factory replacement program but I missed it. I bought a PC but didn’t really like it. In 2013 I got the 2012 27” imac. It broke in 2017 and I had some extra money so I bought the 2017 27” 5k imac. About 1 1/2 years later the fans started to make more noise and I discovered it was thermal throttling down to 0,8 ghz which pissed me off. Apparently this is normal.

I am currently a happy user of an M1 mac mini.

So in 2011 I bought a PC. I walked into the store and pointed at a box and said: I want to buy a PC. I also bought a graphics card. I asked the clerk: “Can you put it in the computer for me?”. He said no. He did ask if I needed a monitor. I said: “Now that you mention it, I do.”. Well they had one on discount.

When I got home the monitor had a VGA connector. No wonder it was discounted. When I put the graphics card in the computer, I had to move 2 SATA connectors to alternative ones elsewhere. Two out of four SATA connectors were blocked by the graphics card. So I had a hard drive and CD-rom drive connected. Some time later I decided to put in an SSD. I bought some beer to counter the stress (I didn’t get the proper medicine at the time) and put in the SSD. I decided the CD-rom would not be connected anymore and keep the hard drive connected. The SSD was no faster than my hard drive. Or at least, not noticeably.

After two years and one day the graphics card broke. I went to the store but they replied I only had two years of warranty. I had ten years of factory warranty however, so I could send it back to the factory. Fact is, no I can’t so I asked my mom for some money and bought the 27” imac.

Also, I hate microsoft.

I am not a ‘gamer’. I got bored with PC gaming around 1992, when wolfenstein 3d came out. What a garbage game. I don’t like first person shooters, GTA, tomb raider or FIFA. I got bored with my PS2 around 2009 and was incredibly bored for a few weeks. After some time I decided to install world of warcraft on my core 2 duo imac and I’ve been playing it since. I’m dabbling a bit with apple arcade now, but not much. I have no desire to go back to PC gaming or console gaming.

If you play world of warcraft on a mac, don’t visit the official EU forums. The US forums have a mac section which is very informative. But the EU forums are wincel hell where wincels abuse mac users. And if you talk back to them they will mass report you based on fabrications and lies. The incompetent staff just goes along with it. I got a message saying they removed a message without specifying which one so I couldn’t make a screenshot and post it on my facebook page. Of course if they were competent, they would have a better job. MrMacRight has a mac gaming discord server which is much better if you want to ask questions and live in the EU.

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