May 21, 2010
First off, I'm not typing this first report on my iPad. I'm typing it on my Dell Precision 690. I love this fucking machine. It was one of the first boxes to offer (2) dual core Intels, and it still fucking rocks 4 years later. It's seen me through thick and thin, and is still going strong. I think I've only defragged twice in that time. Rockin. XP Pro is one of the finest OS's ever made. Period. Fucking rock solid. I'm going to be getting a new, dual octocore next month but I'm going to miss this machine.
Whoops! This is an iPad report. Blast!
I love my iPad. I do. The fucking thing rocks.
I didn't want to like it. At least not this much. But, like with my iPhone, the thing is a pleasure to use. When I first tried one at an Apple store, I walked away feeling rather 'meh'. I know what you're thinking. "You paid a lot of cash for it and thus you've convinced yourself that you like it." Maybe, but I had a gift card and that paid for nearly all of it. *shrug*
The iBooks app alone nearly makes the whole thing worth the purchase price. I've been reading on the thing like crazy, and it's a total pleasure. Adjusting brightness with a control at the top of the app is very handy. Bookmarks, dictionary, etc etc. All the standard stuff is here. Page flip is a gimmick, but a great one at that. I was totally ready to plunk down cash for a true eReader but just didn't take to the things at all. The super low contrast, and screens that seem to throw off LESS lumens than a regular printed page, were things that just pissed me off. They honest to God need a bit of backlighting. Ironic, I know. Plus, all of them that I tested out simply SUCKED (various Sony models, the Kindles, and the Barnes and Noble nook. Sluggish and bloated, they feel like something that would have been released at the time of the first Palm Pilots.
I ranted about it in the other thread, but the way iTunes (and thus the iPad) handles photos and movies is still total SHIT. SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT.
The only thing I can figure is that the Apple dev teams don't want to include the ability to create subfolders on their shit because "it's just so PC". Fuck them. Get on with it, you fucking douchebags. Don't call them subfolders. Or don't call them folders. Or whatever. Call them....I dunno...magic unicorn containers. Whatever. Fuck you.
There we go. My first report. I'll try to include both the good and the bad in each entry. Cause I know you girls expect nothing less! *smooch!*
saving the planet from being taken over by robots, of course!