ThinkPad Laptops Are My Favorite

Every day before college, I grab my “daily” laptop, a Lenovo ThinkPad T530, and take it with me in my backpack. It’s a heavy, dark gray brick of a laptop, with accessories that only make it heavier.

ThinkPad T530
A ThinkPad T530

Features of the ThinkPad T530

  • 15.6″ LED-backlit display
  • Intel Ivy Bridge mobile CPU
  • DDR3 RAM
  • Set of stereo speakers and a microphone array
  • Decent 720p HD webcam
  • Keyboard with great response
  • Classic TrackPoint to compliment the usual touchpad that you see on most laptops today
  • Lots of USB ports, with 2 of them USB 3.0
  • An UltraBay drive, allowing you to┬áinterchange optical drives or a HDD adapter
  • 2 mPCIe slots, allowing you to throw in an mSATA SSD in addition to the wireless adapter
  • Hefty battery options, with 6 and 9 cell primary battery options, and an additional 9 cell slice battery available
  • There is a docking port where you can either place the laptop on an UltraBase, or the slice battery
  • Durable magnesium chassis

Durability of ThinkPads

The ThinkPad is notable for being an incredibly durable machine, being used on the International Space Station, as well as countless companies and government agencies throughout the world. Lenovo is often keen to torture test the line of laptops through various situations, such as drop tests or extreme temperatures.

I’ll admit it, I probably wouldn’t want to intentionally spill water on my laptop. However, it goes to show that Lenovo pushes the durability of these machines as a selling point,

A Large Community of Tinkerers

It is also notable is that the ThinkPad line of laptops has a dedicated following of technology wizards, who view the classic design as the epitome of of portable productivity, with some users even downgrading the new “chiclet” keyboard to the traditional 7 row keyboard, featured on ThinkPads made before 2012.

Also notable is that Libreboot has support for the T60, X60, X200, T400, and T500 models of ThinkPad laptops, allowing you to run 100% free software on your portable machine. Coincidentally, I also happen to own an X60 Tablet with Libreboot installed and I can admit that it is a very neat machine.

There’s also a large community of ThinkPad fans on Reddit, whether they’re old or new.

Welcome to My Updated Website!

A picture of the website owner, circa 2016.

Let Me Introduce You to My New Website!

I’ve owned this domain for a long time now, and it’s stuck with me. It’s been a while since I’ve really done anything significant with this website. Originally I had thought that a simple landing page would suit my needs, but I realized that I needed something to fit my needs when it came to adding content.

What I Wanted My Website to Be

  • Easy to install, customize, and maintain. Editing the website’s HTML, JaveScript, and CSS in order to add content started becoming a nuisance. And as a result, it’s something I’d like to avoid doing on a regular basis.
  • Accessible on desktop and mobile clients for both viewing and editing. It was very annoying having to login via an SSH client on my ThinkPad in order to add some new content to my website, something I’d like to be able to do more easily.
  • Able to handle uploads like 20MP+ photos or 1080p60 videos from my Nikon D3300 camera. The previous design of my website made file uploads near impossible to do. Even more so, it was incredibly difficult to fit anything in the small terminal-themed page that originally made up my website.

I considered everything from CMS software such as Drupal and Joomla, to building the backend myself. But in the end, I settled on the ever-popular WordPress due to my familiarity with the software in the past. WordPress is notable for power that it provides through its clean and simple interface.

What to Look For In the Future

Construction of this site is not final, as is with any other site with evolving content. I’ll probably come up with new and interesting design changes as time goes on, in addition to the content that this website contains.

I look forward to creating articles on this ever-evolving website related to gaming, programming, cycling, photography, and additional content I find appealing. I am excited to detail the journeys I make and the experiences I have on my website.