Every time I start consolidating on a single platform, something happens that completely throws that into disarray. With Ubuntu and other flavors of Linux, I would inevitably hit a point trying to use just that platform where something couldn’t be done well or services weren’t all there. I’ve had issues with Apple in the past, despite the excellent quality of the platform. And Microsoft seems to make a lot mistakes. I love Linux and Ubuntu specifically, but there are a lot of issues there. And having no wish to dive back into the Apple world had happily decided to standardize on the Windows platform.

And then, of course, someone basically gave me a brand new iPad. Dang.

Now I have to figure out how to mix all the devices and services I want to use. Luckily, Microsoft has made a push to get their stuff onto other platforms.