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Trusty Bike

My trusty companion for four years.

My trusty companion for four years.

I did it, I finally sold my trust mountain bike. While it never did triumph over any mountains it successfully carried me across campus numerous time over the last four years. Sun, rain or cold it was there. Sometimes the seat would be completely soaked (not the seat shown) and it sometimes squeaked and rattled when it rained but it performed well.

Having lived through UCSB for fours years without once being stolen it is now venturing forth to the SSU campus to carry another to their classes.

I will miss you bike.

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As I leave UCSB I depart with my trusty Powerbook.

As I leave UCSB I depart with my trusty Powerbook.

Today I leave my trusty Powerbook G4 for a new MacBook Pro. As part of my graduation gift I need to set up my Powerbook for my Brother and trust that he will take as good care of it as I have.

It is an oddly sentimental parting, I know that the Powerbook will remain in the family, in fact I can see it every day.

And yet…

It is traveled the world with me, spent four years of college and I have changed so much since I received it after my high school graduation four years ago.

This is also the first time I am not migrating my hard drive I have been migrating, upgrading or archive and installing all of my computers since OS X was initially released. So simply moving my files over and reinstalling the applications seems like a fresh start in a way, yet at the same time it feels like I am losing something.

I will miss the stubborn latch, the custom feet made of painters tape, the noisy DVD drive and all of the dents and dings that I felt personally when the computer received them. I have become so used to the hardware that using the new MacBook Pro makes me feel slightly fumbling and awkward.

Now I need to move forward, embrace my new laptop and customize it so it feel like mine again.

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