Something a little different from usual. I’ve been working on setting up my new Mac Pro. It’s actually not so noticeable in the picture since it’s so small (which I like). But man, that thing packs a punch.

I’m doing a lot more heavy production work with my podcast and shooting and editing my weekly video show, and my old iMac was just beach balls all day—no good. It was time to step it up and get a machine that doesn’t have to think about what I need it to do.

Wow, does this thing deliver. I’m a power user, so I have a dozen+ items that I absolutely have to have in my startup. It was taking minutes to boot on my old machine. Now (with the same exact configuration), I enter my password and everything is fully loaded by the time I count to 2. Apps open in even less time. Amazing.