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RavingMac
11-19-2013, 10:41 PM
Hi everybody, I?m Mike and I like to buy stuff . . . lots of stuff.

I have all the latest and greatest cameras, computers, iPads, iPods, iPhones, routers, receivers, amps, speakers, TVs, and every other conceivable gadget and gizmo. If it?s new and techie, I either already have it, or am planning on buying it.

[COLOR=#000000]DISCLAIMER: The above statement is not totally true. I don?t really have all of that stuff, but only because of limited funds, and a wif... ... Return to article to continue reading. (http://www.mac-forums.com/blog/confessions-of-a-recovering-gear-aholic/)

chscag
11-20-2013, 12:39 AM
Great blog Mike. I couldn't stop reading and laughing at the same time. It was almost like looking into a mirror! ;P

harryb2448
11-20-2013, 04:39 PM
You guys are an Apple Shareholder's dream come true. Keep up the good work!

Checco
11-22-2013, 12:19 PM
:D brilliant! I'm there too...engineer thing for sure. My latest one was a car! :Oops:

Raz0rEdge
11-22-2013, 12:54 PM
While I'm not as, uh, diligent (yeah, that's the word :) ) about creating a spreadsheet to track the pros and cons of my purchase, but I do do a lot of research and read reviews from all sorts of places to ensure that I'm getting the right and valid information..

Thought research, I've found that I find newer/better things than what I had initially though to purchase and also learn a bit about a few things..so a win-win in my books..

The amount of research I do is obviously affected by the price of the thing..

Unlike Mike though, once I reach the end of my research, I make the go or no-go call and then it's fire and forget (as far as my credit card is concerned)..:)

osxx
11-22-2013, 02:42 PM
I am guilty just love tech which there is no cure only remission do to budget constraints.

nickyr
12-02-2013, 01:42 PM
at the risk of being sexist, Compulsive Upgrading Disorder is primarily a male related condition - yes?

Raz0rEdge
12-02-2013, 04:10 PM
at the risk of being sexist, Compulsive Upgrading Disorder is primarily a male related condition - yes?

Perhaps when it comes to tech gear, but in your more open statement, I'd say both sexes can succumb to it..:)

harryb2448
12-02-2013, 04:22 PM
at the risk of being sexist, Compulsive Upgrading Disorder is primarily a male related condition - yes?



Probably but do not bring sewing machines into this argument!

osxx
12-03-2013, 09:55 AM
at the risk of being sexist, Compulsive Upgrading Disorder is primarily a male related condition - yes?

I would say it infects both parties just different tech between the two.

GrannySueSnaps
07-08-2014, 03:12 PM
"at the risk of being sexist, Compulsive Upgrading Disorder is primarily a male related condition - yes?"

My husband would totally disagree with you on that. He can barely open his messages and I don't think he has ever sent one. I however, have enough gadgets to open my own store. I have at least 6 different earpieces, an iPad, iPhone, MacBook Pro, Kindle, Windows laptop, Windows PC, a couple dozen backup batteries, mifi and I could go on and on. I was even one of the lucky ones who got the Typo for iPhone before RIM's lawsuit against Ryan Seacrest was filed.

pm-r
07-08-2014, 05:02 PM
Thanks for the recent post, otherwise I would probably have missed the delightful blog article.

Who me so afflicted...??? Noooo, not quite... ;)

cradom
07-08-2014, 05:47 PM
For those who don't know, all the articles can be found here:

lclev
07-08-2014, 10:14 PM
at the risk of being sexist, Compulsive Upgrading Disorder is primarily a male related condition - yes?

Nope, a girl can have the "condition" too! I don't do the spreadsheets but I do make copious notes, read volumes of information, and spend hours researching.

I am the queen of upgrading. Just added a new Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce GTX770 video card (4GB) to my Windows video editor. Figured it might improve render times in Adobe After Effects. My previous card was pretty beefy but the new one has so many more CUDA cores and is faster and cooler! I also added a new SSD and more memory.... yup upgrade queen that's me.

Lisa

lclev
07-08-2014, 10:18 PM
" ... He can barely open his messages and I don't think he has ever sent one. I however, have enough gadgets to open my own store.

We have that in common. My husband makes me retrieve his email and type replies. I am the geek in the house.

Lisa

GrannySueSnaps
07-09-2014, 06:13 AM
We have that in common. My husband makes me retrieve his email and type replies. I am the geek in the house.

Lisa

Sounds like we have a lot in common!;P

pm-r
07-09-2014, 02:08 PM
We have that in common. My husband makes me retrieve his email and type replies. I am the geek in the house.

Lisa


What a caring, patient and tolerant loving wife!! ;)

But maybe it's time to setup Automator, voice commands and dictation etc. for him...??? ;D

Or does he do all the cooking, house cleaning, laundry washing etc. in return?????

GrannySueSnaps
07-09-2014, 02:20 PM
What a caring, patient and tolerant loving wife!! ;)

But maybe it's time to setup Automator, voice commands and dictation etc. for him...??? ;D

Or does he do all the cooking, house cleaning, laundry washing etc. in return?????

I freely admit my husband does the housework and cooking as well as drive me everywhere since i don't drive any more. i kept getting lost.

lclev
07-09-2014, 07:55 PM
What a caring, patient and tolerant loving wife!! ;)

But maybe it's time to setup Automator, voice commands and dictation etc. for him...??? ;D

Or does he do all the cooking, house cleaning, laundry washing etc. in return?????

Right....with his Tennessee accent littered with colorful language that would be a hoot! He can't use nuance on his phone but it works fine for me.

As to the housework...I WISH! He did take apart my washer once because it was ticking...it was a timer running. Cost $59 for the repairman to fix it. Then there was the sweeper he blew up when he swept up a primer (reloaders will know what that is) and then the time he set the stove on fire trying to fry sausages....I think they were all deliberate so he could get out of helping. Just a theory.

Lisa

pm-r
07-09-2014, 08:30 PM
Right....with his Tennessee accent littered with colorful language that would be a hoot! He can't use nuance on his phone but it works fine for me.

As to the housework...I WISH! He did take apart my washer once because it was ticking...it was a timer running. Cost $59 for the repairman to fix it. Then there was the sweeper he blew up when he swept up a primer (reloaders will know what that is) and then the time he set the stove on fire trying to fry sausages....I think they were all deliberate so he could get out of helping. Just a theory.

Lisa


Well I love to here those with southern accents talk and we had one as a neighbour for a few years.Sometimes I didn't quite understand what he was saying but I blamed my aging hearing loss.

The helping husband reminded me of this gif but I don't know if it will work or if I can even post it here, but I'll try.

Bummer:
"whymendontvacuum.gif:
Your file of 1.47 MB bytes exceeds the forum's limit of 1.00 MB for this filetype."

Oh well.

Edit:
Try this:
http://sbynews.blogspot.ca/2014/05/this-is-why-men-dont-vacuum.html

GrannySueSnaps
07-09-2014, 08:48 PM
@Lisa That is hilarious! Of course I can probably understand him better than most as I was born in TN.. I know what ya'll means and I lived around the holler while attending a one room schoolhouse. What parts is he from, Notice it isn't part! ::Smirk:

My husband is an Alabama boy who learned how to cook, clean and do anything except work electronics. He can't understand why his battery on the laptop is dead when he only uses it twice a year.

lclev
07-10-2014, 08:53 PM
@Lisa That is hilarious! Of course I can probably understand him better than most as I was born in TN.. I know what ya'll means and I lived around the holler while attending a one room schoolhouse. What parts is he from, Notice it isn't part! ::Smirk:

His family was from Clevenger, TN, which is east of Knoxville. None of his relatives live there anymore. Most moved "up north". Kept the accents, ability to hunt, and love of the out doors. His mother taught me to cook anything they shot and brought home.

Lisa

GrannySueSnaps
07-10-2014, 09:14 PM
His family was from Clevenger, TN, which is east of Knoxville. None of his relatives live there anymore. Most moved "up north". Kept the accents, ability to hunt, and love of the out doors. His mother taught me to cook anything they shot and brought home.

Lisa

I'm from Baxter which is near Cookville. Only have a few cousins left there but we go camping nearby and I fish where my grandfather took me fishing when I was a little girl. I'm not a talented cook like you.

Slydude
07-10-2014, 09:16 PM
His family was from Clevenger, TN, which is east of Knoxville. None of his relatives live there anymore. Most moved "up north". Kept the accents, ability to hunt, and love of the out doors. His mother taught me to cook anything they shot and brought home.

Lisa

This of course tells me two things:
1. You can cook (and possibly clean) a dizzying array of woodland creatures.
2. If necessary, your diet is not limited to what can be purchased at the local supermarket.

RadDave
07-10-2014, 09:37 PM
"at the risk of being sexist, Compulsive Upgrading Disorder is primarily a male related condition - yes?"

My husband would totally disagree with you on that. He can barely open his messages and I don't think he has ever sent one. I however, have enough gadgets to open my own store. I have at least 6 different earpieces, an iPad, iPhone, MacBook Pro, Kindle, Windows laptop, Windows PC, a couple dozen backup batteries, mifi and I could go on and on. I was even one of the lucky ones who got the Typo for iPhone before RIM's lawsuit against Ryan Seacrest was filed.

Hi GrannySue - what a MAN you are! ;D My wife is quite tech savvy and was on a committee w/ a local branch of a national group - the leader (a male) refused to do email - his wife had to read and respond to the messages sent to him by my spouse - quite irritating - SO, I think that his so-called 'affliction' is unrelated to the sexes (although males seem to be more affected, IMHO) - Dave :)

lclev
07-10-2014, 09:44 PM
This of course tells me two things:
1. You can cook (and possibly clean) a dizzying array of woodland creatures.
2. If necessary, your diet is not limited to what can be purchased at the local supermarket.

No I am not limited. I do not have to clean any game because my husband or sons will, but I can cook it. (I can clean it but, hey, if they want to that is fine by me!)

Lisa

chscag
07-10-2014, 10:17 PM
2. If necessary, your diet is not limited to what can be purchased at the local supermarket.

LOL, it's pretty tough catching and cleaning those gators and then get them in the cooking pot. Only those certain Cajun fellows who shall remain un-named know how to that! :P

Beatles4Life
09-09-2014, 06:33 PM
I have that affliction as well, but it isn't just limited to gadgets. I've been known on several occasions to get some fancy new make-up (I have a particular weakness for eye-liner) just because I saw it in a magazine that very afternoon. :)