Isaac == Mac User

Once upon a time, I was the worst kind of Microsoft apologist. Like a battered spouse, I kept coming back for more. After working for a few years building and supporting software on a Windows platform, I learned just how deeply flawed the products that come out of Redmond are. But it was all I knew.

After working at Yahoo! for a few months, I got friendly with the FreeBSD operating system. My wife has a Macintosh laptop, and I found that I didn’t have any problem using it, and in fact, it was quite nice to be able to hop onto a terminal and do all the FreeBSD things that I liked. But, the world uses Microsoft, and as a web developer, I must be able to test in the software that our users use. So, I was stuck.

Then came the new breed of Macintosh computers that run OSX on an Intel processor, and the inevitable: Parallels. I was out of excuses.

But Yahoo! said that I wasn’t eligible to get a Macbook. Wrong org.

Then the great reorg of 2006Q4 struck, and that all changed. Processes were re-evaluated, hierarchies were rearranged.

Picture of me, taken by my Macbook Pro I made a business case in a ticket to IT. And now I type this on a Macbook Pro running OSX Tiger. It’s a wonderful thing.

(I still have to actually purchase Parallels, and IT won’t support it. But, my boss has told me that he’ll approve the request if I expense it, so that’s as good as getting it for free. I’m too proud to call on IT for support, anyhow.)

One Response to “Isaac == Mac User”

  1. On March 7th, 2007 at 00:33:12, peter.ries Said:

    We’re Mac bound next year, when this XP dog finally goes feet up.

    Also, heh. You have “yay” as a tag.


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