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Old Sep 30th, 2006, 05:39 PM   #61
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howdy, all..
well, i just bought my first mac mid july, and this site was recommended to me by a friend as a good way to get to know the mac world. i spent some time scanning posts for answers to my mac-noob questions before joining and posting myself, and am now finally getting around to this. hopefully at some point i'll be able to help someone else, too... though it seems the folk here are FAR more knowledgeable than I. anyhoo..

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

I'm a dude; a perpetual unofficial student; a professional dabbler (bike mechanic, web designer, salesman, treeplanter, chef, etc.); an amateur dilettante (pianist, painter, graphic designer, soap boxer, hair cutter, gourmande, quasi cultural connoisseur)

* Brief summary of some of your other interests

i guess i sort of covered that in the last section. here's one, though: the purpose of capitalization, except in regard to proper nouns. i don't get it - just don't see the use. we all know this is a new sentence - that's what periods and question marks are for, right? any insights you might have would be greatly appreciated.

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

i had long heard legends of the beauty, power, and smooth-functioning magic of the macintosh, and had always dreamed of owning one myself, but had never been able to afford one. This past tree-planting season was particularly profitable, however, so I made the leap mid july. I bought the macbook pro 2.0ghz, and networked it with my PC (thinking I'd still want to use it for some stuff). After I found out about parallels & bootcamp, I wound up using my PC as nothing more than a file server for my MP3 collection. I sold my PC two weeks ago, upgraded to 1 gb of RAM, and I haven't looked back since.

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

Just the one... mbPro 2.0ghz 1gb ram. At some point, though, I'd like to get a mac desktop. probably not 'til after next planting season, however

* What are your favourite Mac programs?

quicksilver. love it. I'm not a big fan of the mouse, as a rule, so finding quicksilver was a godsend.

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

from toronto originally, but have lived in the beautiful montreal for a few years now, and i'm loving it. to my mind, toronto is to montreal as PC is to Mac... smaller community.. WAY better looking.. seems to just work a lot better... and now with bootcamp, they can both switch seemlessly between two different languages mon mac, je l'aime - est-ce-qu'il y'a des francophones ici dutout?
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Old Sep 30th, 2006, 08:17 PM   #62
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Can't stop thinking of the beauty of your avator and the possibilities of your capabilities to visually communicate complex ideas in elegant, simple and powewrful ways. What I call "profound communication".
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Old Sep 30th, 2006, 08:20 PM   #63
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Welcome to the ehmac Community!

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Great to see your post and looking forward to your future contributions to the ehmac community
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Old Sep 30th, 2006, 08:23 PM   #64
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Pop by the Shangri-la Clubhouse. There you'll find good friends and good conversation.
Shangri-la clubhouse here I come! Many thanks for your warm welcome to the ehmac community!
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Old Sep 30th, 2006, 08:26 PM   #65
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Great Introduction

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I'm ZipperZap and I'd like to join your community - I've been lurking around and it seems to be a place peopled with pretty fine folks!

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

My Name is Scott - been male since birth and have no desire to change that and I'm currently retired. I was an educator for 35 years ... and learned a lot!

* Brief summary of some of your other interests...
I too have an interest in History and Dr. G and I share with you an interest in education. Again welcome!
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Old Sep 30th, 2006, 08:30 PM   #66
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Hello everyone, I was referred to ehmac by a co-worker and it looks nice around these parts. I'm looking forward to becoming a regular
Yoda says, "welcome to the ehmac community and regular contributor hope you will be".
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Old Sep 30th, 2006, 08:33 PM   #67
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Lovely Introduction Terry

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Well, Terry would be my name. I've had it quite a while now. I am 30 years old, have a wonderful wife and two kids, oh I also have a dog.
Sure appreciate you taking the time to (re)introduce yourself for all we ehmac community newbi's.
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Old Sep 30th, 2006, 08:39 PM   #68
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howdy, all..
well, i just bought my first mac mid july, and this site was recommended to me by a friend as a good way to get to know the mac world. i spent some time scanning posts for answers to my mac-noob questions before joining and posting myself, and am now finally getting around to this. hopefully at some point i'll be able to help someone else, too... though it seems the folk here are FAR more knowledgeable than I. anyhoo..

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

I'm a dude...
Welcome to the community! I heard from multiple reliable sources that Montreal may be filled with creative intelligent fun-loving people. What do ya think?
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Old Oct 1st, 2006, 04:06 PM   #69
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* Who you are (male, female, student, professional, etc.)

Greetings all - My name is Elaine, and I've been a female for as long as I can remember. Came with all the requisite parts, too, which resulted in the production of a lovely daughter almost 17 years ago. Been married for almost a quarter of a century to a wonderful man (who, interestingly enough, is also the father of my daughter).

Profession? Umm... I sell stuff. Seriously - self employed travelling sales person type for the past 18 years. But not the sort of things you'd expect a woman to sell. So, if hydraulics crank your handle, or mechanical aspects of machinery get you drooling ... I'm your woman.

Prior to that: office stuff, and my original field was in geophysics type stuff in Calgary. Why'd I leave? Can we say 'NEP'?

The "MLeh" comes from my original board name on another board - MonsterLady, which has, over the years been reduced to a rather endearing 'ML' by those who know me best. MLeh just seemed the appropriate 'Canadian' version to use.

* Brief summary of some of your other interests

Work & travel keeps me busy most of the time, but I'm a bit of a cyber-mum to a bunch of people that I've met via webboards, AIM & IRC. Most of my time with them is spent reinforcing positive traits, and telling them to 'go outside, eat healthy food & get a good night's sleep'. They call me 'mumsey'.

Aside from that: I love music. I'm involved in my local church where I'm the choir director. Also, as a mum, pertaining to my daughter's activites I do volunteer stuff like being the bookkeeper for the choir she's in, and I'm generally carting around boxes of chocolates or tins of maple syrup, or choir CD's which I'm always trying to flog to friends and neighbours for the latest choir or school band fund-raising efforts.

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

Computers are tools. My first experience with computers was programming in Fortran - keypunch cards - and my first experience with PC's was the Digital 'Rainbow'. When the Macintosh was introduced I realised finally here was a computer that I could use most efficiently. Never seen a reason to switch. My PC using friends ask me to help me with their computers, and I have to keep telling them I'm NOT that much of a geek - because with a Mac I don't have to be.

* How many/which Macs have you owned or presently own?
MacPlus - still in a box in storage - System 6 currently on it
PB 170 - donated to a school - System 7
6100/60 (Pizza Box) - sitting in the storage room - System 8.5 on it, but I think it would run 9.1

6500/250 - sitting on the other side of my desk for all those cool OS 9 games that won't run on OSX.
PB G3 - Pismo - my husband uses it now
iMac G3 (Blueberry) - originally my daughter's, donated to our church
iMac G4 (17" LCD 'Pixar') - my daughter's current computer - she'll probably get a new laptop (either MacBook or MacBookPro) to use when she goes of to Uni next year as she is heavily into music/video stuff.

If anyone has a use for the 6100/60, or a old dot matrix ImageWriter LQ, or a Personal LaserWriter (not the AppleTalk version), send me an PM, and I'd be happy to donate them to a good home. (You pay the freight). Once the daughter has her new laptop, I'll be able to steal her iMac and boot it into OS 9 for the games thing, so I might even be convinced to part with the complete 6500/250 with Personal LaserWriter & 17" Monitor if someone needs a starter package that will only run OS9.

PB G4, 15" 1.25 GHz - my current computer, and no plans to upgrade it in the near future

* What are your favourite Mac programs?
AccountEdge, Mail.app, Adium

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

I'm from Calgary, but I live in coastal British Columbia now.
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Old Oct 2nd, 2006, 08:43 PM   #70
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Who you are (male, female, student, professional, etc.)

I'm a 23 yr old student (taking an indefinite study break) living in Bathurst, NB. I will be beginning my 3rd year (B.Education at the University of New Brunswick -Fredericton) as soon as I am financially able to!

Brief summary of some of your other interests.

I've got a passion for cars, computers and the Habs. I love to work with children having disabilities (autistic spectrum disorders) in the public school system.

How you got involved with Macs, or how you are currently involved.
How many/which Macs have you owned or presently own?

I've been a Mac owner since 1997 or so (first bought a PB 3200c, then an iMac (indigo G3-500) and currently a Powerbook G4 12in which I've got no need to upgrade for a while as it fits my needs.

What are your favourite Mac programs?

I love working with OSX, surfing the 'Net using Firefox and T-Bird for E-Mail. I also run a Linux distribution (a Ubuntu live CD) whenever I feel the need!
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