Not Hello, But Goodbye

My 16.2-inch MacBook Pro—Apple M1 Max chip with 10-core CPU and 32-core GPU; 32GB unified memory; 1TB SSD—is gone. This morning, an associate professor and his wife purchased the laptop, which will become her go-to machine for video production. The monster machine will be missed.

On Christmas, parents bought my wife’s 13.3-inch MBP for their college student son. Same day, our daughter inherited my iPhone 13 Pro, which gift I already regret giving because of bad behavior on her part this evening (You don’t need to know, but I do need to remember). Samsung gave great trade-in amount for Annie’s smartphone. She and I now own the Galaxy S22 and S22 Ultra, respectively.

For the new year, I will explain exactly the what and why of the sales. This post is more memory marker than anything else. The Featured Image is one of several shots quickly made using iPhone 13 Pro meant to accompany the Craigslist posting for my MBP. Vitals: f/1.5, ISO 250, 1/60 sec, 26mm; 3:14 p.m. PST, Dec. 17, 2022.