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Friend Makin’ Mondays: Tech Questions

I’ve gotten comfortable in New Orleans lately, and I find myself smiling about that as I sit in my favorite local coffee shop.  I’m happy downtown, spending time with friends, plotting world domination with The Suit and embracing some of the cool things this city has to offer.  This summer I discovered that while I may not love Louisiana as a whole, I do love New Orleans.  What I do not love is the possibility of hurricane evacuations like the one looming over my city right now.

Classes start later today, and my school is one of the only universities in the area that plans to be open.  I’m good with that because I’m taking another class with my favorite professor, and there’s no reason to skip it if I’m not evacuating before it.   The question is should I evacuate before it?  As I write this I am waiting to hear whether or not classes will be cancelled later this week.  It’s frustrating because this is my first real hurricane evacuation experience, and it’s difficult to separate the hype of impending doom from what really may or may not occur.

In other news since school is starting again I need a new laptop soon, and thoughts of sleek electronics have been swirling around in my head over the last few days.  These thoughts led me to come up with this week’s topic, and I’d love to hear your thoughts.  More specifically, I’d like to hear what you have to say about #4.

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!


Tech Questions


1.  PC or Mac?  I’m in love with everything apple. Its reliability and ease of use makes it all second to none.  The battery life is spectacular too.

2. When did you get your first computer?  I got my first one when I started college in the late 90’s, and I can still hear the dial-up sound that it made as it connected me to AOL.  Haha

3. Do you use cable, DSL or something else?  I have cable internet.  Does anyone use DSL these days?

4. When choosing a laptop, do you think it’s more important to choose the fastest one, or the lightest one?  I’m struggling to answer this question right now.  I need a new laptop, and I’ve always been happy with Apple so that part is easy.  The question is should I go with the 13-in Macbook Pro (which works like a dream and weighs under 5 pounds,) or the Macbook Air which has less memory, a smaller hard drive though it weighs under 3 pounds?

5. What kind of cell phone do you own?  Do you like it? I have an iPhone, of course.  I am a slave to Apple because it’s awesome, but using the Xoom which is an Android makes me think I might like having a Droid phone too.  I’ll consider that when I need a new phone, but right now I’m fine with what I have.

6. How do you carry your laptop when you travel?  I learned my lesson when my first Macbook was damaged beyond repair after being stuffed into an overhead compartment.  Even in its case it wasn’t protected well so I always place my laptop under the seat in front of me.  Now I just have to be careful not to step on it. 😉

7. How many e-mails do you send on an average day? I can’t say I’ve ever counted, but I send and receive many e-mails on a daily basis.

8. Do you ever blog using your iPad or similar tablet? I tried blogging from my iPad a few times, but it wasn’t worth the effort.  It’s easy to blog on the Motorola Xoom so I’m doing it more now.  I’ll probably do it later this week if I’m displaced by the hurricane.

9. What do you use more often – a desktop or a laptop? I use a combination of the two, but I typically use my laptop more often since I’m always on the move.

10.  As a blogger, are there other gadgets that you need to get the job done?  If so, what are they?  Blogging wouldn’t be the same without photos and occasional videos so I use my camera/iPhone to blog on a regular basis as well.

Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions on your blog!  Don’t forget to come back and link up in the comments! Happy Monday, friends!



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    August 27, 2012 at 5:31 am

    Happy Monday to you too 🙂 Take care, don’t let the hurricane take you!

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    August 27, 2012 at 6:14 am

    Right up my ally this week, I worked as a Computer Support Technician for about five years before making my career change to child care.

    My answers, and stories that seem to take the place of answers are here:

    Thanks Kenlie!

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    August 27, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Fun topic this week. I will be sending positive thoughts and prayers that the hurricane fizzles out soon. Stay safe.

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    August 27, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Stay safe this week! Here are my answers:

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    August 27, 2012 at 9:38 am

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    August 27, 2012 at 9:45 am

    This will answer all of your questions:


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    Tim (Fat. Boy. Thin)
    August 27, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Hey Kenlie!

    I hope my answer on #4 helps you decide what you want to do.

    Here are my answers!

    Hope you are good and fingers crossed the hurricane causes minimal damage.

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    August 27, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Be careful with that hurricane a-comin! Here’s my responses with a little bit of my updates from the weekend. 🙂

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    Evil Pixie
    August 27, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Here is my contribution…

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    August 27, 2012 at 12:20 pm
    this one was NOT my cuppa. i actually still write letters and send cards i use a phone and laptop that were given to me, i think because my friends cant believe i dont care and pity me! LMAO

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    Nina Patricia
    August 27, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    I am so jelous because I love New Orleans and would move there in a heart beat. Not fun with the hurricanes but since I grew up in the Caribbean I’m use to them.

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    August 27, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Hopefully the hurricane will miss New Orleans this time. My post is up at

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    August 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    I am not a tech person :-)

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    August 27, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Stay safe! Here are my answers!

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    August 27, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    if you ever decide to blog from your ipad again get a keyboard! It makes it SO much easier. Want to talk about a “light weight laptop” then that’s the ticket! Especially if you don’t really NEED a computer. I have got by on not replacing my laptop with my ipad, keyboard, pages app, iphoto to edit and the attachment to import photos from my camera.

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      August 27, 2012 at 4:26 pm

      I have a keyboard for my Xoom, and it is awesome….I still need a computer, but you’re right. It’s so much easier to use that way.

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    August 27, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    great Q an A

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    August 27, 2012 at 4:51 pm

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    August 27, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    I skipped/missed the last few FMMs but I’m back at it now! Here’s mine.

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    August 27, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Hope the Hurricane doesn’t cause too much trouble. Stay safe!
    Here’s my contribution:

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    August 27, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    I hope you’re still doing well, my friend.

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    FMM – Technology | All in Good Time
    August 27, 2012 at 6:44 pm

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    August 27, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Since I don’t have a blog, I will spare you the answers to a bunch of questions in the comments, but yes, I do have DSL. Not my favorite, but I refuse to pay a dime to Time Warner for the faster service.

    I also barely touch my laptop anymore…I do everything at home on the iPad, but I would get one with more speed, especially if the weight diff is only a few lbs.

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    August 27, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    This is my first time doing this. I’m excited!

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    August 27, 2012 at 8:20 pm Here is my post…. and I am sending tons of love and positive thoughts to keep you and yours safe during this hurricane!

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    August 27, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Here are mine for the week 🙂

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    August 27, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Here’s mine! Yay Apple!

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    Kelly @ No Thanks to Cake
    August 27, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    It’s been a long time. I decided to swing back by and participate! Enjoy!

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    August 28, 2012 at 10:02 am

    I am a day late… but here is mine!

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    August 28, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Glad to see you’re enjoying New Orleans and glad to participate in FMM for the first time!

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    September 4, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    This is my first time linking up. I am so excited to find some new bloggers.

    Better late than never. Yesterday was a holiday so it shouldn’t count, right? 😉

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    September 4, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Oops! Guess I’m a week and a day late. Oh well.

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