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Old Sep 20th, 2006, 12:36 PM   #41
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* Who you are (male, female, student, professional, etc.)

My name is Nuno I own a satellite store at 287 Harbord St.

* Brief summary of some of your other interests

Since I just bought a house doing home repairs is now part of my hobbies but other hobbies inlcude working on my 1972 Austin Mini, photography, FTA signal satellite searchs.

* How you got involved with Macs, or how you are currently involved.

I got involved with macs back in George Brown college where I took a 3 year graphic design program, at the time of George Brown all I knew was DOS and the use of the Mac made my life easier.

* How many/which Macs have you owned or presently own?

I started with a 7200/75 and went to a Lombard Powerbook with a G3 and it lasted me untill OS X came out. I sold the Powerbook to finance the purchase of a used G4/450 and it was a beauty of a comp upgraded with a 64mb GeForce video card, 1024mb ram, 2 80gb hd's, I also replaced the built in cd with a Panasonic DVD burner. Following the G4 I bought a used 12" G4 iBook that still had warranty the logic board went on it but Apple refused to repair it because the serial number was not in the range of effected models so I lost a crapload of money on it and I'm still pissed at Apple for that one. My latest Mac is a G4 eMac that I purchased last year I love that Mac it's my best one yet no probs whatsoever even after I upgraded the memory on it to 1024mb.

* What are your favourite Mac programs?

favourite programs include Photoshop, GoLive, iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and any version of Civilization that's available.

* What general area of this great country are you from?

I am currently living in Toronto, I just bought a house here so I will be staying for a while.

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Old Sep 24th, 2006, 02:00 AM   #42
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* Who you are (male, female, student, professional, etc.)
My name is talonracer... *siiiigh*.. fine, it's Jason. Male, I'm the creative director for a CD/DVD retailer, and have my own freelance design biz as well, where I do logo design, advertising, graphic design, etc.

* Brief summary of some of your other interests
Ooh. Love cars, specifically my Eagle Talons, but also most turbo-charged, all-wheel drive cars. Big hockey fan (Go Oilers Go!), getting into lacrosse and like watching the English Premiership. I like to draw, and write poetry. Photography is a casual hobby that I wish I had the funds for better equipment for. Should I ever have the time again, I'll get back into painting.

* How you got involved with Macs, or how you are currently involved.
Studied on them in high school, and then was re-introduced when I was in my university design courses.

* How many/which Macs have you owned or presently own?
Sadly, none yet. Life's unexpected expenses keep getting in my way.

* What are your favourite Mac programs?
Oh you tease. How would I know?

* What general area of this great country are you from?
Originally from central BC. Then spent 7 years in Kamloops, and for the last two years I have lived in Calgary.
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Old Sep 24th, 2006, 08:59 AM   #43
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Intro in A Nutshell

First, the I love the introductions and re-introductions. As a new member to the ehmac community, getting to know a bit about other members makes me want to become even more involved.

History (and at darn near 60 there's more than a bit)... Born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia in 1947. Celtic ancestry (Highland Scots and Irish). Both parents (deceased) were from small farming communities on Cape Breton Island and both were serving officers in the Second World War.

Personal... Father to eight (now grown) children (3 daughters, five sons), three grandchildren, happily remarried to an amazingly great woman since 1991 (15 years and hoping to make it 50). Should be easy, heck I only have to live to 95!

Work... Late sixties and early seventies, applications system designer and programmed in Basic Assember on IBM/360 systems. In the early seventies left the computer world behind in order to found a consulting practice where I could apply my thinking skill-sets toward solving business problems (mostly economic performance issues). I've worked with clients in Canada, USA, UK, Hong Kong and Mainland China.

Present and future... Working hard to understand Internet related technological innovation (e.g., Web 2.0, blogs, wiki's, YouTube) and... It is not easy for me. The mission: Directing my knowledge and experience over the next ten to fifteen years toward helping young people to turn their great ideas into creating and growing great companies.

Computers... After leaving the computer world behind I swore that I would never again touch a computer until it was so easy to use that I didn't have to think about it... DA TA... 1984 and my first mac. To make my point, my youngest son was age 6 when I brought it home. While I was distracted with something elsewhere in the house, Josh took the Mac out of the box, connected the keyboard, mouse and printer, plugged it into the wall and had all the install disks ready for installation by the time I had returned... Best case of "ease of use". Since 1984 I've owned several Macs (all great) and one (yep, one) PC, a Compaq back in 1998 (it worked pretty good except for Internet virus problems).

My current gear... iMac G3 (green DVD model), 450 MHz, 320 MB RAM, using OS 10.3.9, Epson Stylus Color 860 printer, brand new (bought Friday last) Microsoft Digital Media Pro Keyboard and Microsoft intelliMouse.

Current Applications used... Safari, Firefox, Microsoft Office Suite including Entourage. Also use Blogger and a number of other free Google services. Access daily... Google, Gmail, YouTube, Digg, Techcruch, Technorati and numerous blogs, and now of course, the ehmac community!

Near Future gear... My darling wife is getting one of those new 20 inch iMacs with 1 GB RAM along with new software and printer. She needs larger screen for her studies. Thanks to suggestion from ehmac community member, handle "However", I'm going to upgrade my G3 to 1GB RAM and Tiger, love the idea of getting many more years of great fun out of my already 6-year old beauty.

Interests... Reading; History; Human Cognitive Processing (in particular, how do people think, learn, communicate and relate to one another); Cooking, a good bottle of wine, especially with great conversation, and technological innovation.
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Old Sep 24th, 2006, 09:12 AM   #44
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Love Your Revolving Cogs Image

Good to meet you. The visual image located in the avatar space is awesome!
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My name is Manuel.

I'm a graphic & multimedia designer in the National Capital Region (NCR) originally from Fredericton, New Brunswick. I work for a small, but mighty, design and marketing firm on Bank Street where I do all sorts of wierd and wonderful things: graphic design and layout in both the traditional and electronic medium, illustration (2-D and 3-D), interactive media, and the occasional web site. In my spare time I do a little video production and motion graphics as a hobby, watch movies, listen to music, draw, and read comics from time to time (just getting back into it with DC's Justice series and Marvel's Civil War.)

I got into Macs about 11-12 years ago when I started a multimedia course at NBCC.

Currently my wife and I own two Macs: A Power Mac Dual 1.8 G5 and a Powerbook 17" 1Ghz G4. We also have two iPods--1 3G and 1 1st-Gen Video iPod.

My favorite programs? Photoshop, Illustrator, ElectricImage3D, FinalCut, AfterEffects, etc.
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Old Sep 24th, 2006, 09:21 AM   #45
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Lovely Meeting You

Really appreciate your introduction, it does bring balance and it increased my "wa". Gasp... Your son and a PC. At darn near 60 myself and with eight grown children, I know that patience is a virtue because... My kids still love me in spite of the flaws. BTW I'm a blues fan myself, love the older stuff (the Lomax collections, Son House et al). You sure live in a beautiful part of the country.

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Wasn't going to re-introduce myself, but then I noticed all the posters here are male, so for the sake of balance

Who you are (male, female, student, professional, etc.)

I'm female, will be 60 in January, been with my current spice 31 years. My ehmac name refers to my 1962 Fender Duosonic guitar, which I dearly love (I am in the process of selling my Epiphone acoustic, but will keep my Fender bass & Acoustic amp, as well, of course, as my Fender Deluxe guitar amp & all my pedals). My civilian name is Leah, so if you see me on ichat, that's me.

I run a "computer consulting" business called Mainline Graphics & Communication, under which cover I do numerous computer & business related activities: tutoring, system upgrading & tweaking, installing memory for those less intrepid than I, helping small business owners develop & implement communications plans, blah, blah, blah. I also work/have worked as: waitress, sous chef, veterinary assistant, gas jockey, social worker, municipal administrator, newspaper editor/reporter/layout person, community economic development "officer"/facilitator, school teacher, typesetter, graphic design production co-ordinator, film carpenter, PA & production co-ordinator, graphic designer, performing musician, music teacher, and a few others I've forgotten.

Brief summary of some of your other interests

music, music, music blues, jazz, folk, classical, gospel; gardening, fishing (oh, those lovely trout!), local politics, music, visual art (printmaking, painting), modelmaking (dioramas, small-scale topographic model sculpting), reading, nurturing indoor plants, computers, music

How you got involved with Macs, or how you are currently involved.

First intro to computers in the early 80s while working as a teacher's aide, co-ordinated the introduction of computers (Commodores!) into the local elementary school; subsequently took a year off to take a college-level course called "Electronic Publishing" which was mac-based & covered publication design, graphic design principles, photography, writing & editing, production co-ordination; started my business in early 90s, also worked for mac-based newspapers.

What are your favourite Mac programs?

OS X, mail, Adium, Safari, Photoshop, Word, OfficeTimer, DropCopy, MacSolitaire, SuperTux, iPhoto, Sleepless, Excel, iGetter, Adobe Acrobat, macjanitor, Quark XPress, stickies

What general area of this great country are you from:

southeastern BC, up in the mountains on the western slope of the Rockies, BC smallest municipality - Silverton. Originally from Brooklyn, NY. How I got here is a very long story

Dirty secret: my son has a PC. Guess I didn't raise him right.
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Old Sep 24th, 2006, 09:32 AM   #46
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Kind Greetings

Wonderful introduction... Thank you! I love the beautiful quote at the bottom of your post, think it went something like, "I love my computer because all of my friends live there". BTW, one of my sons here in Toronto is engaged to a wonderful girl who originally hails from Saskatoon. Also, for you and all the other lovely women in technology... There is a great concept, "Girl Geek Dinners". Check out "London Girl Geek Dinners" and/or my young friend, Sarah Blow (Founder, LGGD), maybe you can organize something cool like this.
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Why are there so few females at ehMac?

* Who you are (male, female, student, professional, etc.)

Female, 62, retired from my job as a programmer several years ago, and just recently started working again (telecommuting)

* Brief summary of some of your other interests

Interests include reading (now listening to audiobooks), crafty things - mostly beading, grandkids (3), the interwebs and "House"

* How you got involved with Macs, or how you are currently involved.

I was fortunate to be picked for a project developing a database application on the Mac platform at work. It was pretty cutting edge and I learned a lot - and my love for Macs was born. One of the consultants on the project had been an engineer at Apple before he left to form his own consulting business.

The first Mac I used at work was a Mac Plus running OS 3. I remember the upgrade to OS 4 - what an improvement.

* How many/which Macs have you owned or presently own?

The first Mac I owned was the original Classic - a wonderful little machine. Next I got an LC and then moved up to a IIcx, and kept getting machines a bit faster until I finally got a strawberry iMac which served me well for a couple of years until I got a Graphite iMac. On a whim I treated myself to a G3 iBook when they first came out and made a complete switch to laptops.

I now own 2 PowerBooks and can see a MacBook in my near future. I also have a 60 GB iPod Photo and a 4 GB nano.

* What are your favourite Mac programs?

Safari and mail.app

My favourite programs to run on my Mac are PhotoShop Elements and 4th Dimension.

* What general area of this great country are you from?

I live in Saskatchewan, but have lived in Calgary and Edmonton as well as a year in TO back in the 60s but that was a blur

* you didn't ask but I'll tell you anyway

WINWIN is my license plate - I tell people that it's my retirement strategy but the real story is best forgotten.

My license plate predates my introduction to the interweb, so when I started signing up for things on the net, I decided to use winwin as my handle only to discover that someone was already using it - thus the winwintoo.

Take care, Margaret
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Old Sep 24th, 2006, 09:38 AM   #47
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Great to Meet You

Thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself to the community. I just joined the community myself so from one newbi to another "howdy and best wishes".

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I am a 16 year old KID.. Im working hard this year at school, beacuse I am finishing a year early to travel. I work at Mountain Equiptment CO OP, which is a sweet job. My parents are both doctors in edmonton, where I live. I have a dog and two sisters

I like computers, but I like mountain biking, backpacking, paddling and running a whole lot more than being cramped up inside. I love graphic arts, silkscreen and photography. And am bulking up my vinyl collection to dj and mix using my turntables and synth. I also play feild hockey competitivly as well as I have a strong bias against stephen harper.

My first mac was an apple classic, my dad used for writing his theisis on, but we soon got a apple IIe until one year santa brought us a performa. We had that for at least 8 years until going through a series of old imacs then getting our PC, (bad investment) while my dad was now using his top of the line pismo. Next our PC broke, literaly so at that point my mom had a 17" pb my dad a 15" pb, and my parents bought all the kids 15" ibook g4s. . we also often get "old" macs from my dads work, and i reciently aquired a 20" imac (bubble bottom with lcd) which I am setting us a media center.

my fav. programs would be talking moose, gizmos and gadgets, itunes and photoshop.
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Old Sep 24th, 2006, 09:41 AM   #48
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Welcome to the Community

Glad to meet you. How do you like D.C.? Sounds like you have a very neet job!
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Hello everyone,

This is my first post on eh mac! I am a Canadian living and working in the D.C area. I am 24 years old male and have been using a Mac for the past two years and would never go back to a P.C. Unfortunately I am a Fire sprinkler Designer and do use a P.C at work and it is nothing but problems.

Hope to See you around.

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Old Sep 24th, 2006, 09:44 AM   #49
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Love the Animation

Glad to meet you. How in the heck did you create that terrific animation. You should also check out Manny's fab anamation of revolving cogs. Looking forward to reading your posts!
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* Who you are (male, female, student, professional, etc.)
My name is Eugene and I'm 33, working as a recording engineer / music producer / photographer / worship pastor. I'm married and we have two awesome little ones.

* Brief summary of some of your other interests
other... interests? blogging, Naruto, parenting, movies, evenings out.

* How you got involved with Macs, or how you are currently involved.
My first Mac that I ever used was a Macintosh Plus that my dad brought home from his work. I enjoyed playing Alice and writing school reports on it. I currently use Macs for music production and photography. And anything else you generally use a computer for.

* How many/which Macs have you owned or presently own?
The first Mac I owned was an LCII. Then came a Centris 660AV, a PowerMac 7500, a PowerMac G4/350, a Grape iMacDV, a Cube, a Quicksilver 733, a Powerbook 1400c. I currently own the Cube, an iBook G4, and a Mirrored Drive Doors Dual 867.

* What are your favourite Mac programs?
I spend most of my time in Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop CS2, and Logic & Nuendo.

* What general area of this great country are you from?
Toronto, ON
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Old Sep 24th, 2006, 09:50 AM   #50
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Welcome Rob

Glad to meet you and best of luck with selling that equipment. Feels like (lack of) money may be getting you down... So, chin up! One of my grown sons found it very difficult being "student poor", eventually got some part-time consulting work. The added time demands were tough as he was a full scholarship student but he loved having some dough in his pocket. He said it was worth the extra effort.

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Hey All,

im a new member to the board. Im trying to get rid of my PC that i built for school becuase of money issues, but now im forced to sell it and buy a mac, thanks god!

well if anyone wants to buy a custom built PC with all the fixin's let me know.

* Who you are (male, female, student, professional, etc.)
Im a 21 year old male, Audio Engineering Student.

* Brief summary of some of your other interests
My interests are DJing, making music and i try and skateboard now and then, but after 3 knee Op's, i cant stand after 10 mins of skateing.

* How you got involved with Macs, or how you are currently involved.
My first computer was a Mac that was given to me by my aunt, i miss my lil ibook G3

* How many/which Macs have you owned or presently own?
i have owned 2 macs to date and after this PC sells, ill be getting #3.
i had my blueberry ibook clam, and my lime g3 imac.

* What are your favourite Mac programs?
Mac only? Everything! Final Cut Pro and Logic

* What general area of this great country are you from?
Just moved to Halifax For school, and im broke lol.

If you all wanna ask me anything, im always around, hit me up with a PM.

Anyone wanna buy a AMD desktop? didnt think so, but worth a shot! lol.

Rob
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