So, I bought a Samsung Chromebook, exactly a week ago, because I was intrigued by it and felt compelled to find out more about this disruptive way to approach daily use of computers. Also, the Mac Book Air my employer is getting me is taking ages to get here, and I was annoyed to carry around my 15 inches MacBook everyday, so this was the perfect occasion.
The idea was to leave my temporary MacBook Pro at work, and to only open it when there’s something I can’t do with the Chromebook (spoiler: eventually, I didn’t open it at all, even though I was really close twice, but ended up finding an annoying way around my problem both times).
My job is peculiar: I can work from home (I did, Monday and Tuesday), I sometimes take the train to see people (I did, yesterday). Also, my employer already works heavily with SaaS products: the EDM everyone uses is Google Drive, no one uses Office but the Google Docs only, all the code developed is pushed to our enterprise GitHub account, you can use the IDE you want and no one find it weird to use a cloud IDE like my good old Cloud9 …
I can’t tell you much more about what I do, since the product I’m working on is in stealth mode; but I’ve been e-mailing a lot, feature designing prototypes a lot, working on spreadsheets/written docs/drawings a lot, and even did some front-end dev based on Twitter Bootstrap. Continue Reading »