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Message à tout infopreneur ambitieux


(Petit message à un youtubeur qui se reconnaîtra….)
Ce jeune de 25 ans fait l’apologie de l’entrepreneuriat dont il connait finalement très peu de choses, pendant qu’il fait le procès du salariat dont il ne connait absolument rien.
De plus, mon petit doigt me dit qu’il est né avec une cuillère en argent dans la bouche et qu’il a dormi toute son enfance dans des draps de soie.
Alors, aux jeunes entrepreneurs pleins d’ambition et de talent, je veux dire que tout le monde ne peut pas démarrer tambour battant dans la vie. Et même si moi-même j’encourage les gens à croire en leurs rêves et à tenter leur chance, je n’en oublie pour autant jamais que rien n’est simple, et que tout le monde n’est pas véritablement logé à la même enseigne.

Voici le commentaire que je me suis permis de laisser sur sa chaîne, en toute bienveillance bien sur.

” A*****, tu es jeune, tu as beaucoup de talent, de courage et d’ambition, mais ne te trompe pas, la plupart du temps le salariat n’est pas un choix mais une obligation. Certains ont la chance d’avoir un papa avocat ou écrivain ou docteur ou ambassadeur pour leur payer des voyages, des iBooks et des raybans, pendant que d’autres vont à l’usine pour que leurs gosses ne finissent pas dans la rue. Ta chaîne est chouette, mais garde les pieds sur terre, c’est mieux pour toi et tes followers. Amicalement.”

En espérant à travers ce post donner le sens de l’humilité et de l’empathie aux jeunes guerriers du web, je retourne à mon modeste labeur.
Take Care
Pascal

Laptop Renewal for Laptop Entrepreneurs.


Hi,

I have been working for ages with my 07′ HP Compaq NC2400, which is a pretty good machine after all. During all these years, it’s been doing OK for web browsing, updating articles, checking emails, few spreadsheets and Slideshows, but it failed when it came to 3D Design, Games and Apps Programming, and most advanced tasks I am supposed to deal with nowadays, as a teacher and a Laptop Entrepreneur as well.

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So then its time to say goodbye to this pretty reliable but now super slow NC2400, and to consider a step forward entering the circle of the privileged Ultrabook Workstations users. Let’s say I will have a two ground budget for this, and willing to buy as soon as Windows 10 is available (Some of the apps I use do not even run on Linux or Apple or Google Operating systems anyways. The future machine will have to deal with heavy usage of Unity3D, Blender, Inkscape, as well as Visual Studio, Android Studio, Lego Digital Designer, Stencyl, Evernote and many others).

Several Specs that I will be looking for:

  • 12 to 16 GB of RAM.
  • 256 GB SSD Storage (Minimum, has to be SSD)
  • Around 15.5′ Display, with a minimum of 1920×1080 Screen Resolution.
  • 7 hours Battery Life
  • A proper GPU Dedicated to 3D Animation
  • Renown Brand with Proved Reliability and Business Specs Products Range.
  • Around 2.5 Kg, (I need to be able to commute on daily basis, including frequent Flights)
  • i7 processor, 4th or 5th Generation with 2.6 Ghz Dual Core Minimum)
  • Extended ports will necessarily include 2 USB3 Ports, and External Display Capabilities
  • Docking Station Available (Optional)
  • Price Around 2.000 $
  • 3 years Warranty

HP Zbook 15

So far, I have been looking at the Lenovo Thinkpad W550s (or W541) and the The HP Zbook 15 (15u G2). I have considered many other options before that, such as a 13′ or 14′ Ultrabook (Dell XPS13, Lenovo X1 Carbon, Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro), but the screen seems too tiny for Design, and both were lacking of NumPad, which is mandatory for most of the apps I use. I also had a look at many 17′ Workstations (Same HP and Lenovo as above but with 17′), and Mobile Gaming Machines (Lenovo Y Range, RazerBlade 2015, MSI GS60, HP Omen, Acer Aspire V Nitro), but there was always something wrong with most of them (Missing Mandatory Specs (as defined above), Too Heavy Weight, Too Expansive, Weak Battery Life, Not Business Oriented Brands, Noise, Cooling..). There must me some other pretty cool machines from Acer, Asus, Dell, or Fujitu or Toshiba, but do not consider these manufacturers to be at their best when it comes to Ultrabook WorkStations, I might be wrong though.

That’s why I have reverted to the Classic HP and Lenovo Workstations, machines brands that I have used for up to 15 hours a day, for many years, without an issue.(That might sound old fashion to the younger readers, but I would generally be faithful to a brand that has never let me down before).

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All that said, and as I need a reason to choose between the Zbook and the W550s, I will probably go for the latter, thanks to it outstanding battery life, that can reach 17 hours, which is an impressive figure, especially for a WorkStation.
These few words were not intended to be a proper review or products comparison, but rather a tribute to these 2 products, and especially the W550s, and a suggestion for Professional Nomads who consider to renew their hardware in the coming weeks.

Take Care.
Pascal