That’s right. It’s fucking hot. We all know. Repeating it over and over to each person you see in passing isn’t going to make it better. I feel the same way about people walking their dogs. Don’t ask me to explain it.

What I really want to talk about is the mini-dvi port on my Macbook – or really all the god damn proprietary plugs on my macbook. I want to start with the mini-display port.

Yes, I have an extra monitor hooked up at work. No, your right – I don’t need it. But this is getting past the heart of the matter. First and obvious point is that the plug is proprietary. Yeah, big pain. Apple loves to make a buck off of extras (see: Apple Store, Apps). It’s easily a two buck plug from any shady website that sells wires and plugs to connect every device into your house to each other, but at Apple it’s a thirty dollar hunk of “California Designed” Chinese-made plastic. This again isn’t my point. So what is my point? The connection is weak at best. Now, let me preface that I’ve got a 2008 black macbook. So you may not know my pains if you have another model. The connection: it feels cheap, barely in, and worst? Just kinda hangs in there. No clip or snap, just resting in there like a pair of overalls lay over the obese – sure they are on but they are just waiting for a strap to fall. A sleeping dragon of interrupted social media toolkiting.

(Author’s Note: I’m just going to publish this b/c I’ve been sitting on it for a while.

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Oh god my ____ is melting! A Summery of Ports

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August 18th, 2010