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Mac vs PC; The MAC versus PC debate. Anyone want to weigh in?


The MAC versus PC debate. Anyone want to weigh in?

The laptop I use daily is fairly old for a PC. I have kept it alive with twine and glue because I didn’t want to be subjected to Windows 8 (I have windows 7 professional as my operating system). I wanted to see what windows 10 was all about as Microsoft has a habit of releasing good/bag operating systems regularly: good/bad/good/bad/good/bad. Since windows 7 was a good, and windows 8 was a bad, I had high hopes that windows 10 would follow the pattern and be a good.

Welp, the reviews are in on windows 10, and people are pretty happy (except for the occasional blue “Something Happened” screen). Of course those people happiest are those that upgraded the second windows 10 was released to escape the pain that was windows 8.

Their opinions are suspect.

I have been toying with buying a Mac. I have an ipad retina, and love it. I used it for all things internet when we traveled through Europe, and it met those needs well. Of course I didn’t actually blog or do graphics or manipulate photos with it, but I was about to use it to peruse the internet, check email, get on social media, etc., etc.

What is stopping me from running out yesterday and buying a mac are a few thing. The the laptop size of a Mac retina: maximum 15 inches. My current laptop is 17″. Now I can make the determination on size at my local apple store. The trade-off of size versus a retina screen may well be worth those two inches. I will make the trek to the apple store to see.

I also am concerned about transitioning. I understand Parallels allows me to use PC programs on Mac. Will it allow me to get my content over to the Mac too?

So for those of you that had a PC and now have a Mac can you tell me: How hard was it to adjust to a MAC after moving on from a PC? How difficult was it to get your PC content over to your Mac? Any tips or insight you would like to share from this move? Do you regret moving to a Mac?

Thanks for any input!!


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That’s A Wrap! Ann’s Entitled Life Weekly Post Round-up

That's A Wrap!


If you missed a post this week on Ann’s Entitled Life, That’s A Wrap! Ann’s Entitled Life Weekly Post Round-up gives you all the post links in one spot.

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101 Easy Pancake Recipes

2015 CSA Share Week 8

How To Make Citrus Ginger Foot Scrub

Max’s GME Update, One Year Later

Spiked Watermelon and Mint Lemonade

Vegetables That Are Perfect to Plant in Late Summer

Zucchini Pizza Boats Recipe

Laugh For Today

Monday Laugh For Today

Wednesday Laugh For Today

Friday Laugh For Today

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Max’s GME Update, One Year Later

Max's GME Update


In July of 2014 Max, our six year old Coton de Tulear was diagnosed with GME. I’ve written about his progress extensively, here and here and here and here and here. This is the original post where I detailed the trail to diagnoses and recovery.

Max is now just past the one year mark of his Granulomatous meningoencephalitis diagnosis. He has come a long, long way in that year. He went from blind, catatonic, severely underweight, being unable to walk or basically move, with very thin hair to … Max.

He is back to playing kick the ball, his stamina is great for walking/running/playing, he hogs the bed (an amazing accomplishment for a bit over 14 pound dog in a king-sized bed!), doesn’t listen unless bribed, his favorite TV shows are still westerns and Prince of Persia. In other words, he is PITA-Max from pre-GME diagnosis!

And Hubby and I couldn’t be happier with that result.

As of now, Max is expected to have one more chemo treatment (bonus!), and he is still on cyclosporine oral (which we expect to be forever as I understand it) and prednisone. We are expecting (hoping) Dr. Slanina (his Cornell neurologist) will cut the prednisone again soon. Max has lost most of the weight he gained when on the “prednisone-diet” but still has one pound left to go (1.5 pounds from starting weight, but he was a tad underweight at that point). We are hoping with the next reduction in prednisone he can lose at least half a pound more. He is a much happier pooch now that he isn’t extremely overweight, and I am sure his weight-loss accounts for at least some part of his improved energy levels.

While we don’t know the prognosis for his life expectancy – the CycloSporine he is on was only introduced into the GME regime in 2012 so there are no clinical results with average life expectancies past the stated 3 year results of prednisone-alone treatments, we are still hopeful he will exceed that three year mark. Every day is a gift with Mr. Max, and we hope to have him around a long, long time.


Previous Max posts:

Max’s GME Update, Month 11
Max’s GME Update
An Update on Mr Max, March 2015
Updating Max’s GME
An Update On Mr. Max
Last 2014 Trip To Cornell For Max
Back To Cornell
Max’s First Cornell Follow-up Visit
Max Exercises More Than I Do!
Updating the Mr. Max Situation
A Mr. Max Update
Mr. Max, Mr. Max, Mr. Max
It’s A Mr. Max Post!



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