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Old Apr 25th, 2003, 11:39 PM   #1
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Well, in a few scant minutes, my computer will be shut down for it's move to new digs. However, I cannot say how long, as the new place needs to be prepped and the internet needs to be installed and a router needs to be bought & configured before it will be back online again.

I will access ehMac and a few choice places online via the work Macs.

This will mark the first time my computer has been shut down (with the exception of any short-term hardware upgrade such as adding RAM and system reboots after major OS installs or software upgrades) since I first turned it on Dec 3rd, 1999.

It has frozen up in OS X precisely one time (Warcraft III level editor - buggy as hell - forced a hard-nosed reboot). since the Public Beta days.

Total downtime for all issues and upgrades combines to less than 6 hours since that time. It has seen OS 8.6 all the way up to OS X 10.2.5

It has seen 3 complete versions of QuickTime.

It began with a mere 128 MB of RAM and has grown to 512MB.

It has graduated from an ATI Rage Pro 128 to a GeForce 2MX.

It played my very first ever owned DVD "The Mummy"

It welcomed my iPod gracefully into the fold and with not a single hitch since it's arrival in November 2001. They've became fast friends.

It has grown to Pro Keyboard status and 2 Logitech scrolling optical mice have been companions for it's input-output needs.

It survived the Roger's @ Home debacle and the Sympatico Hell in OS 9.

It has successfully completed Unreal Tournaments and seen Deus Ex played 4 times all the way through. It has played a multitude of QuickTime movie trailers and witnessed me lose just about every game of WarCraft III I've ever played.

It witnessed the birth, and several rebirths of ehMac.


And now, for a short time, it will rest, comfortably in it's original packaging for it's move to our new home. As will the monitor and it's only printer, an Epson Stylus Photo 750.

Later people. I have packing to do.

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Old Apr 25th, 2003, 11:42 PM   #2
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An imprisoned Mac !!

Good luck on the move.
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Old Apr 25th, 2003, 11:46 PM   #3
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Good story, a tribute to open architecture and to Apple's products.

Good luck...I hate moving.
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Old Apr 26th, 2003, 08:50 AM   #4
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Strongblade, you should seriously think of sending this account to the Public Relations staff at Apple Computers. These are the success stories that mean more than the "I switched and saved Christmas" fluff.
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Old Apr 26th, 2003, 12:14 PM   #5
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Good luck with your move Srongblade. Hope to see you back soon.
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Old Apr 26th, 2003, 12:16 PM   #6
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see you from the new local.
I survived a month with no mac this year, and I wasnt a happy camper about it during the month of March.
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Old Apr 26th, 2003, 12:26 PM   #7
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such a detailed history is an honor to your mac

you know what they say; absense makes the heart grow fonder
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Old Apr 28th, 2003, 09:36 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone. Looks like my absence from all things ehMac isn't going to be too bad, as I still have the work laptop. Internet at home will still function until May 9 and, since the 'great migration' plan fell flat this weekend, I haven't really progressed.

As well, from work I can get the chance to keep abreast of things (such as the recent Apple announcements)

Interesting idea, Dr. G & macdoc. It certainly could provide a positive view of the solid performance of the Mac.

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Old Apr 28th, 2003, 10:43 PM   #9
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Strongblade, what partof Ottawa are you moving to?
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Old Apr 29th, 2003, 01:02 PM   #10
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I'd like to see a Pee Cee do what your Mac has gone through.

And people wonder why we use Macs? Because I haven't found anything better.
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His name sounds good in your ear, but when you hear it, you musn't fear.
Cause his name can be said, in many different ways...

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