Andrew Hersh

Freelance Joined over 1 year ago

  • 4 stories
  • 86 comments
  • 12 upvotes
  • Posted to How much does a website cost in 2019?, in reply to Brandon Zell , Jan 04, 2019

    These prices are ridiculously h-

    "design agency in San Francisco"

    These prices are pretty accurate.

    12 points
  • Posted to Finished with Apple - Need help choosing a PC, in reply to Alex Johnson , Dec 28, 2018

    Why can't someone design and build something that just works. :-(

    0 points
  • Posted to Finished with Apple - Need help choosing a PC, in reply to Shea Lewis , Dec 27, 2018

    What machine are you using? I was checking out the HP Envy 34 AIO.

    0 points
  • Posted to Finished with Apple - Need help choosing a PC, in reply to Chris Keith , Dec 27, 2018

    You're right about the frustration part. But it isn't solely due to this machine. I am also frustrated with the purposeful decision making on Apple's end to lock things down to the point that these machines are disposable.

    Can you think of any logical reason why I would not be able to easily open up basically any computer and swap out the hard drive? I used to be able to just grab the handle on my G4 and do whatever I wanted. Memory, HD upgrades, optical drive swaps, graphics card... You could even upgrade the CPU with minimal difficulty. AND the machine was freaking beautiful.

    Now... everything is soldered and glued... and here comes the T2 chip as the final nail in the coffin for ever doing ANYTHING yourself. Why? So I can have a featureless slab of aluminum that's a little bit thinner (at the edges)? I'm not buying it. I think this stuff is being intentionally done so that when something goes wrong with this computer I simply have to throw it out and buy a new one.

    Combine all of that with manufacturing and software development quality assurance processes that seem to be devolving at an exponential rate, and you're paying a premium for something that is so prone to catastrophic failure that it seems like it is purposefully so.

    15 points
  • Posted to Finished with Apple - Need help choosing a PC, in reply to Cenk Özbakır , Dec 27, 2018

    I ran every diagnostic they have and there are zero hardware issues detected.

    0 points
  • Posted to Finished with Apple - Need help choosing a PC, in reply to T. F. , Dec 27, 2018

    This.

    2 points
  • Posted to Finished with Apple - Need help choosing a PC, in reply to Paul Gaspar , Dec 27, 2018

    I hear you. There was a lot of built-up frustration in the OP. I'm trying the external SSD route and hopefully that helps. The more I think about it, the more I think this has to do with the new format being optimized for SSD but being used on a fusion drive.

    Either way, at the moment, the only thing keeping me in the ecosystem is MacOS itself. The hardware looks nice, but with a buggy OS the performance just isn't there to justify the premium.

    0 points
  • Posted to Finished with Apple - Need help choosing a PC, in reply to Milan Hawkins , Dec 27, 2018

    Splitting the internal fusion is a heck of an idea. The SSD portion is 256GB on this so that would make for a great scratch disk. Thanks for the input.

    0 points
  • Posted to Finished with Apple - Need help choosing a PC, in reply to Mitch Warren , Dec 27, 2018

    This is what I'm going to be trying. I just ordered the 1TB option of that drive (like $219 on Amazon). I'm really hoping this solves the issue.

    I didn't even realize you could boot externally again. I used to boot exclusively via FW and when they took that away I forgot it was possible.

    1 point
  • Posted to Finished with Apple - Need help choosing a PC, in reply to Marek L , Dec 27, 2018

    I haven't built a machine in almost 20 years. I'm sure it isn't terribly different now, but it's just not the kind of thing I have time for anymore. Even losing a few days to researching/ordering/building/installing would be really bad.

    0 points
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