Going between Ciudad del Este and Asunción – Paraguay

I've been going to Paraguay for years, and had always scheduled my meetings around the flights between Ciudad del Este and Asuncion.  After my recent discovery, this is very likely going to change. There is only one daily flight that takes you from Asuncion to Ciudad del Este at noon, and for a last minute ticket, you're looking at a $280 expense.  That's when I asked a client for a bus recommendation, and he suggested Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion.It's one of the higher end bus companies.  Continue reading

Switching from PC to MAC – The Backup

This is tutorial is tailored specifically to people who will have to permanently let go of their PC before they can import the data into their Mac, thus relying on an external hard drive.  This happened to my father in law (suegro) who was exchanging his PC for a Mac in a store, and could not wait for them to do the data transfer themselves.

For cases like these, I add some steps as fail-safes, but as the data in your PC will never be available to you again, better be safe than sorry.  It's not hard, and all you will need is an external hard drive (HDD) and diligence.


In your PC, go to Control Panel / Programs / Uninstall.  This will give you a list of all of the software installed.  Skip the ones that come included with Windows and write down which ones you plan to use, as you will that way know which to install when you get your Mac.  In this case, we retained Itunes, MS Office (including Outlook), Skype, Picasa, Google Chrome, Blackberry Desktop, and Kaspersky Antivirus.

Continue reading

Is Mac right for you?

With so many satisfied Apple consumers, when your PC starts slowing down, you may be asking yourself whether Mac is right for you. Before switching to Mac, ask yourself the following questions:

Am I running any corporate or proprietary software that runs exclusively on Windows or Internet Explorer?

Proprietary software that is installed with a .exe extension will not run on Mac unless you install a virtual machine (software that emulates a Windows environment on your Mac). This should raise a flag when making your decision, especially if the software is critical to your occupation.

Likewise, some cloud based software only run on Internet Explorer, for which you also need a virtual machine.

Does my activity or hobby require a very high computing capability?

Continue reading