Freshly Squeezed OpEd: Be Very, Very Quiet…

Nov 22, 2020 | OpEd | 0 comments

… I’m hunting iPads!

Yes, I’m still flip-flopping’ but I think my latest scheme makes the most sense. For this moment. I’m standing by that story.

I’ve been using Big Sur on my late 2015 iMac for about a week after Nuking & Paving my internal Fusion drive. Slowly, I have been adding apps as necessary. And only optimized ones. (Absolutely amazing how many apps I’ve accumulated over the years, most of which are no longer used).

The computer that used to regularly give me fits and cause me to exercise colorful language has been operating well under the new macOS (no jinx, please). So now, I have a machine that can do heavy lifting for more than likely two years. So I’m going to throw myself into the Black Friday/Cyber Monday dance party. My trophy? I’m looking to purchase a 256GB iPad Air 4 to compliment my iMac.

Courtesy: Apple

Makes sense on several fronts. One, I can use it to begin video edits and music compositions which can then be transferred to the iMac for polishing. Second, I get to use the power of ARM chips. Third, mobility (no, no, I’m not going out of state; it would be nice to mix it up though and do some work someplace other than behind my desk).

I’ve found some deals in advance, particularly on Amazon. They’re currently knocking off a sweet $50 but only on 64GB models (specific colors, but that’s not a deal breaker). I’ve tasked myself with a greater challenge – I’m searching for a 256GB model. Hopefully, such a beast is to be found.

Wish me luck.

I’m checking daily the deal pages on the usual sites. This is going to be a game of cat and mouse (or trackpad). I’ll be sleeping with one eye open. I’ve asked several friends to fire of a DM if they should come across my prey.

I’m a sadist. I don’t know why but I spend an inordinate amount of my evening watching YouTube vid upon YouTube vid of comparisons between the iPadAir 4 and the 2018 11” iPad Pro. For whatever reason I enjoy watching Tubers talking about the iPadAir 4. I look forward to getting my mitts on one and ending my addiction. I swear I will.

To all my readers in the United States, happy hunting and have a Happy Thanksgiving. Be smart, be well, and steer clear of the green bean casserole.

©2020 Frank Petrie


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