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Day 1 – Settling in

Day 1 – Settling in

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Well shit. Looks like I’m posting a bit late; work is tiring and time hard to find.

First day very much introduction with the company, lots of signing and paperwork. It’s made me realise how much people and relationships mean to a job; it’s literally the difference between a great and a horrible workplace. Work doesn’t make a workplace, people make a workplace.

Received my mac book which I will be borrowing throughout training; here’s the system spec’s for those who are interested.

Screen Shot 2017-05-24 at 9.24.40 AM

First day I spent a little bit of time just getting used to the mac, using shortcuts and gestures (and downloading chrome ofc!).

MacBook Pro 2011 Review

My first impressions are it’s clean but it’s not fast, admittedly it’s 6 years old so I don’t know how it compares to the latest releases or if it was brand new but it’s noticeably not snappy. Build quality isn’t amazing considering the price range, materials especially on the top and bottom don’t feel particularly sturdy and warp with easy. Keyboard is decent, seems the keyboard is an American layout which is rather annoying, also the command key is more inconvenient to press simultaneously with nearby keys than the windows equivalent (control).

The touch pad is admittedly quite good, I find myself often using gestures such as three fingers to change desktop or two to go backwards/forwards on webpages. I also like the magnetic charging port although I’d like to see that more often on other products maybe even for ethernet, usb, hdmi, headphone etc…