I have come to appreciate the Macbook pro as a very good development platform. 16GB RAM, 512GB, Core i7 with a Retina Display all encased in a sturdy aluminum body.
Very fast. Very sleek. Very capable.
So I was sitting on the my couch with the family, and I looked down on my pang leg, having wearing jeans at that time. There slowly crawled an Arizona bark scorpion across my knee. I have lived in Arizona for the past 5 years and had never once encountered a scorpion here. Ever. Imagine my surprise when I had one giving me a person greeting, and I didn’t even know he was coming for the visit. The thread in the image below gives a sense of the scene.
Its tail was not raised, but legitimately my panic was. Thinking fast, all I had was my MacBook Pro in hand. Not wanting to create a situation for the scorpion the strike, I immediately took the MacBook pro and repeatedly – and stiffly – smashed that scorpion between with the aluminum body against my knee. Four times.
I did have a split second flash through my thoughts : no moving parts (except the CPU fan.) SMASH SMASH SMASH SMASH. $2500 dollars of bleeding edge equipment striking hard against my knee-bone. It was either my knee getting a venomous shot, or the MBP taking some shots. I chose the Mac.
Brushing off that nasty creature it flew fast and furiously to the laminate floor just past a place rug where I was sitting. I was not messing. #GitErDone #KillTheBug.
My wife was taken aback watching me. She thought I was having a seizure or Evil Spirit possession of some sort, unaware of the knee-cap visitor. That was a look on her face to remember.
After all things calmed, I pulled open the aluminum lid, and resumed what I was doing before.
MacBook Por: Scorpion Exterminator.