It was some years (about 2 to 2.5 years?) ago that I dropped my Macbook Pro and smashed the screen. I sent it in for repairs at a third-party and when it came back, everything seemed fine. It was not until recently, like months after the fix, did I realize that the touchpad had some problems. It felt unresponsive to clicking, as if there were something stuck and prevented the touch pad from travelling all the way down. It was also then when I realize that the Macbook did not sit flat on a flat surface (basically it was wobbling if you put force on the corners). I thought everything was fine… not until I went to open up the back cover just a month ago did I realize the root cause of all the issues.
Retail does not have to die, it just have to reinvent itself and cater to the newer age of audiences. With the rampant invasion of eCommerce, you can basically buy everything online through the web or a mobile app, you just need to know what is ecommerce in order to do this. Retail is getting expensive especially in countries such as Singapore. Revenue can barely cover the cost of rental expenses, let alone staffing costs.
Retail should not just be the selling of products; it should be the selling of an experience.
For close to two year I have never understood why my computer fails to boot up on the first try.
I still don't understand why the computer doesn't boot up the very first time. It boots perfectly fine the second time though.
— Lee Qixian (@swiftpolar) January 23, 2016
I always had to restart the computer half way through before being able to successfully boot into Windows. Today I learned that it was Window’s brilliant recommended option to enable “fast startup” that is causing all the issues. For all of you out there facing a booting up problem, disable “fast startup” and test again.
I’ve started a new YouTube series whereby I consolidate some of the more interesting and cool releases (products, services, open source code etc!) over the week. Check out my first introductory video and let me know what you think!
Star Wars Imperial March with computer hardware! This is pretty damn cool.
It has been roughly 3 weeks since I’ve gotten a 2014 15″ Retina Macbook Pro. The semester is about to hit its third week and I’ve been using much of the mac and thought of sharing some of my thoughts on the Apple laptop and my experience using it.
[photo by Tiziano L. U. Caviglia via flickr]
Today marks the start of my transition to the Apple world! Had touch and used (albeit only minutes) one before but never had I owned one. Gonna try it out and see if the experience is really worth the extra moolah every single device costs. Will perhaps keep a journal or log of my experience with it for the next few weeks.
[photo by: Tom Gill via flickr]