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I’ve bought an M1 MacBook Air despite many concerns that I thought of and voiced in one of my Medium articles. I was concerned about the new architecture, the closed platform I am subscribing myself into and many other factors. Let’s see if any of those were indeed true?

Battery Life

Well, Apple has claimed a phenomenal battery life that will outperform anything else. It seems like it lived up to the promise, however it mostly behaves like that when Apple applications are used (e.g Safari, Mail, etc.) and not as great when using other apps.

I am using Firefox as a…

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I’ve already written an article about the reasons why Apple Silicon might be a good and not so good choice. There is no doubt that technically this is a huge step forward for the whole computer industry. It’s fast, efficient and you can actually use your MacBook on your lap without fear of potential burns.

However, today I wanted to talk about the top reasons why you should reconsider using Apple Silicon chips and instead stick with x86 architecture at least for now. …

ArcaOS running in a Virtual Machine

Brief History

OS/2. The first time I’ve heard about this Operating System was somewhere in the late 1990s. I was a kid back in Russia and I’ve always had an eye on exploring different operating systems, including OS/2 and Linux. OS/2 was a stable and customizable alternative to Windows.

There is more to it and learning more about it gives a broader perspective on the market of operating systems in the 1990s. Initial versions of OS/2 were developed by both Microsoft and IBM. The “breakup” has happened around 1990 and between Windows 3.0 and OS/2 1.3 release. IBM continued to develop OS/2…

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I’ve recently written an article about how I managed to lose a lot of weight in a short time frame of 3 months. I’ve lost 100 pounds and it was a blessing for me. It drastically improved my quality of life.

Today I wanted to talk about another personal subject — drinking. Let’s start with a background and how I got into drinking myself. And then a long way through realizing the long-term effects of drinking.


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To be honest I never expected to write so many articles about Apple. Yes, I am passionate about technology and I’m passionate about the Apple Silicon M1 chip. However, it seems like every time there is an article with an “Apple” next to it — it gets some traction. My other articles are also getting attention, but anything related to Apple is double or triple that amount.

Here is my recent article where I have discussed the reasons why I was wrong about Apple Silicon processors and why those might be a good choice for you.

Why is that?

I wish I knew…

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I have been re-writing this article over and over again multiple times. I wanted to add more and more details, but eventually, I just started over. Initially, I wanted to write an article about the challenges of the van-life, but then I’ve realized that there are plenty of articles describing that. And most people want to hear a story behind that. Not only a Story, but a healthy balance of things that are awesome about van-life, as well as problems that are possible along the route.

Why would you ever want to start the van life in the first place…

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8 years ago I was overweight by about 100 pounds. I was ashamed of myself. I didn’t like taking photos of myself and was overall really depressed about the state of things.

My health was also degrading with every single pound that I’ve gained, so I knew that I need to take an action. But how to motivate me into doing that and how to find the strength to do so? Let’s talk about it.

Disclaimer: Please note that I’m not a weight-loss advisor and can only speak from my own experience. I’m suggesting that you discuss all those steps…

Apple has literally changed the whole computer industry with just one product — the M1 chip. And I’m not talking about a small incremental change. I’m talking about transitioning away from the Intel x86 platform to a completely different architecture.

However, it all felt incomplete until Apple announced iMacs on the M1 chip. Before that, the lineup seemed incomplete and fragmented. Now we have Mac Mini, MacBook Air, Macbook Pro, and iMac.

Are they are running essentially the same processor? Yes, that’s the case. …

I agree, I was also expecting an improved CPU that is more suitable specifically for a Desktop computer.

Right now it feels like there are no additional benefits of owning an iMac comparing to the MacBook Air M1 that I already have.

Don't get me wrong. M1 Chip is great, but I was also looking for some additional and specific advantage that could make iMac on M1 a distinctive choice over anything else, at least for the Desktop.

Maybe more memory options? Maybe more expansion options? Maybe some customizations possible, since it's not limited to a small amount of laptop space.

Nope, doesn't seem like that. Then why do I need instead of MacBook Air which I can take anywhere with me and it runs perfectly well from a built-in battery?

Well, I would say this. I do software development and testing and I use the 8 Gb model for a few reasons:

1) I am not keeping the M1 Mac forerver. Comparing to my MacBook 2014 on Intel which lasted me 7 years, I plan to use this M1 Mac no longer than 2-3 years. By that time, the 16 Gb version would probably be the base one and processors would be much faster. I would rather pay it towards the new model. I expect the platform being more mature at that point as well.

2) Yes, I saw some…

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