I’ve been editing my movies using iMovie on our mid-2011 iMac. Lately, it’s beginning to show its age — it takes a while to launch the application, and it often hangs.
I don’t have the budget for a new one so I opted for the next best thing — upgrade the memory!
The stock set up runs at 4 GB RAM. It was awesome at that time, but with the processing power needed now to edit my “awesome” home movies, it can’t keep up.
I went to Amazon and bought myself four of these babies:
Then, I went to YouTube and looked for a how-to-install video. I found this:
From 4 GB, my iMac now has 16 GB of memory! I can’t wait to give it a test run!
Yesterday late afternoon, a stranger approached me. She introduced herself and told me that she’s from one of the TV Production units. They’re going to present to one of company’s top executives in a few minutes and they don’t have a Mac VGA adapter. She’s asking if she can borrow mine.
She seemed to look desperate, so I lent it to her. I took her name, the TV Production unit she belongs to, and her phone number.
This morning, I was expecting to see the adapter on my table, but it wasn’t there.
I called her. She didn’t pick up. I called her again. No one answered. I dialed her nine times. No one.
I texted her. I asked her for my Mac adapter.
She replied after 10 minutes. She was on her way to work so she wasn’t able to pick up my calls. She said that the presentation finished late. When she went to my table to return it, I already left.
My thought bubble from this small incident:
- I know what you’re thinking — it’s just an adaptor. Yes, it is, but it’s not the company’s. They didn’t provide us with these things so I bought one myself. At P1,490, it’s not cheap either.
- Should I have asked for a security deposit?
Kung matanda na ako, tanggapin ko sana na may mga bagay na hindi ko na kayang gawin at matuto akong humingi ng tulong para sa mga ito.
Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens will finally be showing late this week. For some of us, we’ll be watching it a day early. I was able to get two tickets to the 10:45 p.m. IMAX screening at SM Megamall.
For those of who want to brush up on the Star Wars saga, they can watch each film one by one, or maybe here:
May the force be with us.
It’s 2014 and we’re not dead yet. I think that calls for a celebration.
As we start, I’m decided that this will be the year when I lose a lot of weight and embrace a healthier lifestyle. I proved that I can do it with my #deliciousbydecember campaign, which saw me lose 18 pounds before my brother’s wedding. It was all going well until our trip to the US during the holidays. I gained a few pounds since then, but I’m very confident that I can burn all of that before the month ends and start February with a clean slate.
For this year, I have two milestones: Mads’ wedding sometime in the June, and Morny’s wedding in December. I should be hot by those dates. Sizzling even. And this will be done not with fancy diets, but with hardwork and sacrifice.
Let’s do this!
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about my faith in God. And I believe that’s this is good – to question and explore it further rather than settling at what priests and religion teachers tell you about it. I’m thinking of sharing some of these thoughts in this blog. Now some of these may be crazy or stupid, some may be controversial, and others may be downright wrong. Allow me to do this, and for now just accept. It is my process. And sometimes something beautiful or thought-provoking may come out.