In my last post, I wrote about my Surface Go. It’s a PC that runs Windows 10. In this post, I’d like to share how I manage the size of my Windows installation and save a ton of storage space by removing some of the built-in apps.

This might be beneficial if you have a physical device with limited storage capacity, or you’re running a virtual machine. (I think more people who develop on Macs should be using virtual machines to look at their sites on Windows, to be honest.)

As you can see, on my virtual machine for work, I only have a few browsers and a limited selection of apps installed. This virtual machine takes up roughly 9.5 GB of storage on my Mac. The Windows folder inside the VM itself takes up 8.3 GB (according to Windows Explorer), down from ~12 GB.As you can see, on my virtual machine for work, I only have a few browsers and a limited selection of apps installed. This virtual machine takes up roughly 9.5 GB of storage on my Mac. The Windows folder inside the VM itself takes up 8.3 GB (according to Windows Explorer), down from ~12 GB.

Between the Surface Go and my desktop computer, I use Windows on a daily basis: just like I use macOS daily for my job. I don’t really care about Mac vs. PC — it’s never sat right with me, really. Just use the platform that is right for you. For me, that means programming work gets done on the Mac, and all the other stuff happens on my PC. They both have their upsides.

Surface Go

March 01, 2020

Two weeks ago, during a weekend when I was suffering from a terrible fever, I impulsively bought a Surface Go. Look, in my defence, I was feeling under the weather, it was on sale and I had been eyeing the damn thing ever since 2018. I also really like the direction Microsoft is going with their Surface lineup.

Surface Go has been on sale for the past couple of weeks, and there are rumours that an updated model might launch later this year. I figured it probably wasn’t worth waiting until later this year. It’s also one of the more premium affordable laptops you can buy.

If you look at the specifications of this thing, you’d think not many people should purchase this in 2020. Yes, this small 10-inch tablet & laptop from Microsoft comes with a comparatively slow CPU inside. If you have a flagship phone, it’s (probably) faster than this Pentium. That doesn’t make it a slouch, though.

Ten years ago, the iPad was announced and swiftly became the world’s most popular tablet. I’ve loved all the iPads I’ve owned, and to this day I use my iPad Pro daily. It’s my favourite content consumption device.

My 2019 Video Game List

December 11, 2019

It’s that time of the year again — it’s time to look back at the games I’ve played this year and see what I enjoyed the most. Let’s take a look at my top three picks! Because that's just my favourites, also included is a list of additional honourable mentions.