Now in Germany too
After more than one week of staying in home because of a prolonged flu, I finally went running again, and surprise: I beat my best running time by another whole minute, finally reaching 35 minutes. While physically I am surely not fitter than usual, this being the last chance to reach the milestone this year gave me plenty of motivation.
So what are my milestones for the next year’s running? 30 minutes for the same track (that’s aprox. 15% faster), and then gradually increasing distance. For this however I need to measure the distance I am running, that’s why I’m considering buying an iPod Sport Kit. So if Santa is still around, that would be the perfect Christmas present, even if it comes with a slight delay.
About the “slow dancer” part of the title there is not so much to say. Just some online test that might accidentally be right, but I wouldn’t bet my life on it, considering the poor overall quality of the test and the fact that I skipped many stupid questions. Anyway, here are my results:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 uses perpendicular recording and comes with capacities of up to 750GB and with a five years warranty. With the 320GB model selling for around 100 euros it sounds like a very good deal. What I still need to find is a 3,5” case, so that I can use it as an external hard drive. My MacBook has no Firewire 800, so it will be quite slow if I use it with USB2.0 (480Mb/s) or Firewire 400. This bottleneck would probably undo all the benefits of perpendicular recording.
Apple just released updated versions of the MacBook Pro, featuring the Merlom (Intel Core Duo 2) 64-bit processor, more RAM, larger hard drive and FireWire 800 on all models. All this for the same price as before. For the model I would like (the cheapest) the price is 1.793 euros with the educational discount (but without AppleCare).