Ordered on the 24th April from Dell’s website, my Vostro 5490 is equipped with an Intel i5 10210u, 8GB of memory, a 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD and Intel graphics. I could have chosen to add a discreet Nvidia graphics solution for $50 AUD more (at the time, pricing has changed) but knew my workflow and the trouble that would cause with Linux and dual graphics down the line. The Vostro arrived on the 18th of May – about ten days earlier than the date they estimated when I placed the order (I believe they’re conservative in their shipping estimates). I’d been trying to track the package to no avail, it just randomly arrived at the door in the morning. While I was waiting for the delivery I received a phone call from Vennela at Dell who introduced herself as my own small business advisor and asked a few questions about what sort of business I’m involved in (it’s a small business notebook and I filled in the business section when I placed my order – my business being this website 😁). She was great and it’s good knowing I’ve got a direct contact from the company if I need to do some more ordering or need support.
I found a grab from one of my old websites from 17 years ago, while cringe-worthy note the occupation I listed (I was an unemployed student at the time).
I wanted to take a moment to introduce you to Coco, our English Staffie x American Staffie pupper. Named for his coat which looks like we’ve dusted him in Cocoa he loves biting and playing. He is currently around 9 weeks old and has already grown quite a bit in the last two weeks.
Since beginning my I.T. career I’d always repurposed older computers as my primary daily driver, using everything from a 6 year old Macbook Air, Thinkpad E520, Acer E5, Lenovo desktop, Samsung Galaxy Tab A, iPad and at the moment a Lenovo Y720 gaming notebook for in the office and a Surface Go when I’m out in the field – this combination although fine at getting their respective jobs done is not ideal; the Y720 is heavy and burdensome to transport and the Surface is plain slow especially when dealing with the web apps I need to use. It’s time for an upgrade…
Hello and welcome to my new blog. This will be my home on the internet and a place for me to share my projects, interests and anything I feel like sharing. I’m still getting things ready so be sure to check back later.