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?
i've certainly found montreal to be so - the combination of a low cost of living, incredibly cheap university (if you're a resident or studying in french), somewhat more left-leaning politics, and a culture that feels, well, more like a culture (whatever that means..) seem to attract a lot of creative-type folk. the big ol' downside is finding work if you're an anglophone
but so far, for me at least, that's far outweighed by all the good - i highly recommend it as a place to come hang out in for a while, at least. job market aside, i know lots of anglos worry about not speaking french, or their french not being good enough, but i've found the overwhelming majority of francophones to be very welcoming and accomodating - so long as one's willing to make an effort to speak their language (afterall, they're all expected to speak english anytime they go anywhere else in canada... and often in quebec aswell).
all that said.. i am starting to miss toronto a bit
* Who you are (male, female, student, professional, etc.)
Hey. My name is Chris (male-student), I'm currently studying Political Science in my second year, but planning to switch into an Advertising program.. w00t for uncertain career paths..
* Brief summary of some of your other interests
Sports, Cars, Politics, Macs, Photography, Social Life.. just living, loving and laughing..
* How you got involved with Macs, or how you are currently involved.
I came into contact with some money in my senior year of high school.. money that was in trust.. and I was planning on getting a new computer for university in the fall. Thought about Macs like two years before it but never considered it because of the money. Got a large portion of money, found a ad on ehmac for a 12' Powerbook.. and I bought it.. blindly never used one before in my life..
* How many/which Macs have you owned or presently own?
1, 12' PB 1.33ghz
* What are your favourite Mac programs?
Adium, Mail, iPhoto, so many.. life is easy with my Mac..
* What general area of this great country are you from?
"Without order nothing can exist - without chaos nothing can evolve."
Xbox Live Gamertag: Jacklar
8gb Touch/ 160gb Classic
15' 2.4 MBP - 4gb/320gb 7200rpm
BB Bold - Soon to be iPhone with the update.
i've been around on the ehmac.ca forums for a really long time now, just never got around to posting anything. i'm from richmond hill, ontario.
i own 4 macs. i bought my first mac in the spring of 2001, before getting into a four year design program (york/sheridan program). it was a dual g4 450 mhz. i still have this mac because i can't seem to part with it. it served me well! a few years later, i bought myself a 12" 1 ghz powerbook. i needed something portable and i need something with good power, so the 12" worked great for me. a year later, i bought myself a 2 ghz dual g5 powermac (non-intel). about a year after that, i won a 17" imac g5 from the yorkdale apple store.
i'm a huge mac enthusiast. i've gotten lots of friends to switch over. those friends, in turn got their friends to switch too.
anyways, that's enough about me! just wanted to say hello!
Haven't been here lately. I'm a mom of two (both girls aged 3 and 1) and work from my parents' home managing an investment portfolio. In a previous life, I was a social worker.
My dad bought our first Mac in about 1985 and we have owned Macs ever since - first the original (we bought a second disc drive and ultimately a 20 mg external hard drive for it - how would we ever use up all that space ). When said hard drive was dying we bought a colour classic. When I left home I bought a Power Mac 6500 and a year later my dad bought the first iMac. Last year I got an iBook G4 (the better to be on the computer and still hang out where the kids are) and very recently my dad bought a new Intel iMac.
Despite the 20 odd years of Mac ownership I'm still not very technologically inclined - I find that a lot of stuff discussed here (especially in troubleshooting) is way over my head. Please excuse this if you are reading my pleas for help!
Haven't been here lately. I'm a mom of two (both girls aged 3 and 1) and work from my parents' home managing an investment portfolio. In a previous life, I was a social worker... Despite the 20 odd years of Mac ownership I'm still not very technologically inclined - I find that a lot of stuff discussed here (especially in troubleshooting) is way over my head. Please excuse this if you are reading my pleas for help!
SJB, I appreciate you taking the time to (re)introduce yourself.
You sure have your hands full with two little girls, wow, ages 3 and 1... You are lucky!
BTW I've been hanging out with Macs for 22 years and I barely know anything compared to many others within the ehMac community.