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Old Sep 11th, 2006, 08:41 PM   #11
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Who you are (male, female, student, professional, etc.)
My name is (duh) Doug. Male (duh). Completed a BFA in Cinema, decided I didn't want to pursue it as a profession right after graduating. Now I'm a University Administrator, comfortably ensconced, and willing & able to take on anything thrown at me.

Brief summary of some of your other interests
Digital photography, cooking, listening to classical music, reading, science fiction, growing orchids, gardening, cinema, writing, making my own noise with GarageBand. Maybe once I get over my strange aversion to washing 50 beer bottles at a time, I'll become a dedicated (and contented) homebrewer again.

How you got involved with Macs, or how you are currently involved.
When planning to buy my first-ever personal computer in the early Nineties, somehow I just knew I would get an Apple machine. Can't say why, really. It just was to be.

How many/which Macs have you owned or presently own?
Fell in love with the Color Classic when I first laid eyes on it in 1993, and bought it. Moved up to a Power Mac 7200/90 in 1995. Used the 7200/90 until late 2002, when I bought a 700mhz Flat Panel iMac. Moved up to a Dual 2.0Ghz G5 Power Mac in November 2003, which I'm still using (and still quite happy with).

I have my Color Classic and 7200/90 tucked away safe and sound in their original boxes in the basement (I keep meaning to dig them out for a trip down memory lane). My Flat Panel iMac now lives in Upstate New York (I sold it to friends).

What are your favourite Mac programs?
GarageBand because it's a great cathartic/creative tool for me. iLife is useful. Can't say I have other favourites, really - but I'm getting acquainted with Nikon Capture NX and like it (might try Aperture for comparison).

What general area of this great country are you from?
Born in Ontario, my family moved to Quebec when I was three years old. J'y suis, j'y reste.
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Old Sep 11th, 2006, 09:24 PM   #12
 
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* Who you are (male, female, student, professional, etc.)

My name is Paul, i'm almost 6 in dog years, and am currently juggling a few jobs. By day i work at an engineering firm as a mechanical designer which i've been doing for about 19 years, as well as being the i.t. guy.
By night i'm fixing/building/customizing/networking, etc. computers and doing a little computer instruction as well. I'm a father of two of the cutest little girls ever created and I have my wonderful wife to thank for that (thank god they didn't get my looks - i look terrible in a dress)

* Brief summary of some of your other interests

Not a lot of time for other interests of late, but i'm hoping to change that as soon as we move. i'm currently working on the plans for my new half pipe, so i can teach my girls how to skateboard. Computers, of course, have been an interest for a long time. ah, the days in high school, learning cobal and fortran, and computers as big as a bus!


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

my first MAC experience was in college in the mid 80's. i loved them at the time but didn't get my own until 1999 when i got my iMac DV 400 that i still have. well actually my daughter uses it, but i haven't relinquished ownership yet.

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

4 macs currently. and expecting the arrival of a 5th soon i hope.


* What are your favourite Mac programs?

Has to be MacGyver! - oh wait, you didn't mean tv programs, never mind...

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

Also from London, Ontario - but soon moving slightly north to Middlesex Centre.
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Old Sep 11th, 2006, 09:29 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by teeterboy3
Care to share where you are cooking in town? (either here or a PM)
Coincidentally, I love to eat.

i just left the 4 points by sheraton ( was the exec sous chef ) and just took the sous chef position for the new and improved garlic's rest. on richmond ( new owners, new attitude, new look ).. the rest wont be open till later this month... and as is right now im working at the fair ( midway/ and waiting tables at the 'top of the fair', i have been duin that for about 3 years now in my spare time )..
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Old Sep 11th, 2006, 09:48 PM   #14
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* Who you are (male, female, student, professional, etc.)

I'm male, 49 and currently working for an airline. I studied Photography at Ryerson but spent the last thirty years in transportation. I owned my own trucking business and for 12 of those years traversed 47 mainland US states and most of Canada as an independent trucker. Since 1996 I worked as a dispatcher, a manager and as part of a startup team for a large logistics provider.

* Brief summary of some of your other interests

I still enjoy photography and videography along with woodworking and carpentry. Computers became a huge interest when I replaced a crappy PC with my first Mac in 1990...or was it 91? I tinkered with Linux and enjoy working on my Macs.

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

I got my first Mac at the recommendation of an acquaintance in the early '90s after I complained about the PC I was using to run my business. I also became a member of MAGIC BBS in the early 90's. Once i got Mac, I never looked back. I did have to remain x-platform in order to run specialized software, but the Mac became more than just a computer. It became a whole new experience in usefulness and productivity.

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

Starting with the first: LC (pizza box), Centris 610, Powerbook 150, G4 Sawtooth, 12" rev A powerbook and a G5 dualcore 2.0GB. I keep my Macs for a while.

* What are your favourite Mac programs?

Photoshop, FileMaker, Mailsmith, FinalCut Express, iMovie, Transmit, OmniGRaffle.

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

Toronto, Ontario
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Old Sep 11th, 2006, 09:50 PM   #15
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We ate at Garlics a couple years back and it was awesome. I'll have to keep an eye open for when it re-opens as we love to get out for a great meal.

That's the thing about London we got good eats.

Nice meet ya, I'm John, maybe we'll cross paths.
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Old Sep 11th, 2006, 09:55 PM   #16
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* Who you are (male, female, student, professional, etc.)
Male, 43, IT project manager (thse who can, do, those who can't, project manage)

* Brief summary of some of your other interests
Music (singing and listening), reading (about anything and everything), driving (I even took the last 6 months off to get a truck licence and drive a truck for a while), riding motorcyles (currently a Honda Goldwing), used to fly glider planes (told you I like driving )

* How you got involved with Macs, or how you are currently involved.
Wrote my first compter program on an Apple IIc in 1981 (or was it '82, I forget), at that time the competition was Z80A or 8080 running CP/M. Fell in love with Apple then, never even saw one till I saw the lamp iMac (was living in India, Apple did not exist there till very recently), aways found Macs to be unaffordable (not expensive, but unaffordable) so lived with PCs running BeOS and Linus, finally made the plunge when the Mini was introduced and now also have a Macbook.

* How many/which Macs have you owned or presently own?
A first generation Mini (1.24 gig with 256 megs RAM running Panther) and my new Macbook.

* What are your favourite Mac programs?
Don't laugh, but they are the OS itself and Spotlight. I am not much of an iLife person, don't touch anything but iTunes, so it is pretty much useless for me.

* What general area of this great country are you from?
Born in India, lived all over the world, immigrated to Canada on 9/11 (yes, on that day), got stuck in Halifax for three days, moved to my original destination, Toronto, lived in Hamilton and then Burlington ON till June this year when i moved to Edmonton AB.

SINC, you should let me buy you a drink some time soon. It's the least i can do for all the help you have given me.

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Old Sep 11th, 2006, 10:13 PM   #17
 
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I'm a 18 year old male, currently studying nanotechnology engineering at the university of waterloo. Pretty intense program, don't see it leaving me a lot of time for much else... meh, who am i kidding, i like to party hard as much as the next guy, but trying to focus more on my education in the coming year.
* Brief summary of some of your other interests*
I'm a pretty techy person overall, not just with macs but with windows pcs, and most everything dating back to a C64 i bought once at a garage sale. do typewriters count as tech? I've got a pretty antique one that i'm quite handy with as well.
* How you got involved with Macs, or how you are currently involved.
Bought my 1st gen mac mini spring of last year, bought a new macbook just recently. Managed to convert a half-dozen of my friends in the interim. ehMac is pretty much my only official involvement with the mac world outside of using the computers themselves.. though I am mostly a lurker here.
* How many/which Macs have you owned or presently own?
mac mini 1.25ghz, blackbook 2.0ghz, and a Mac SE that my english teacher was using as a podium.
* What are your favourite Mac programs?
Not only a mac program, but i use Azureus all the time and its a pretty powerful app, crossover is a very cool idea as well.
* What general area of this great country are you from?
kitchener waterloo
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Old Sep 12th, 2006, 12:25 AM   #18
 
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I'm James T, I'm a newspaper reporter/editor in Winnipeg, pig plant capital of Canada and I love to write.
* Brief summary of some of your other interests*
My job really covers all the bases for me –Research, reading, writing, photography, Macintosh use and people – lots of people and relationships.
* How you got involved with Macs, or how you are currently involved.
My first mac I bought to record music with (a 500 Mhz G3 iBook)
* How many/which Macs have you owned or presently own?
mac mini 1.25ghz (The Wife's) An Intel iMac 17", a Macbook 1.83 Ghz and an old 333 Blueberry iMac.
* What are your favourite Mac programs?
I don't know about favorite, but Photoshop, iPhoto, Logic Express and Mail.app get used a lot.
* What general area of this great country are you from?
The Great White North

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