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Hello everyone! And welcome to ehMac.ca: Canada's Mac Community! We hope you will enjoy your stay and become an active, positive presence to this little corner of the web.

This thread is here for you to introduce yourself (Or re-introduce yourself) and to allow us to get to know you better! After-all, community is what ehMac.ca is all about!

Please feel free to be as brief or as detailed as you feel comfortable with. (Be careful about giving away too much private, personal information)

* Who you are (male, female, student, professional, etc.)
* Brief summary of some of your other interests
* How you got involved with Macs, or how you are currently involved.
* How many/which Macs have you owned or presently own?
* What are your favourite Mac programs?
* What general area of this great country are you from?

Let's continue to foster a sense of community here! ehMac.ca Newbies / Lurkers, press that New Reply button! :)
 

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Hi my name is Todd... I like long walks on the beach, romantic candlelight dinners... erm... who am I kidding here :D

Im a male, 35 going on 16, by trade im a professional Chef, trained in upstate NY ( Culinary institute of America, Hyde Park NY ). At one point i did work for HP and wrote most of the tech docs for the iPod +hp contract. ( vacation job supreme )
Been working with Macs since the mid to late 80's, my very first one I owned is ( I still use it alot ) a 7100/80 ( great for mastering due to the SCSI audiomedia 2 card and SDII ), and now currently own a 2ghz, 20inch Intel core duo iMac ( which is my favorite toy of all time!). I just recently acquired a LC 475 in a trade for a piece of vinyl.
I own and operate a underground dance record label, as well as dj'n and producing 'Nuskool Breaks' ( in top 40/ commercial terms, is comparable to Chemical Brothers/ Crystal Method/ BT... but a wee bit harder in terms of bass-lines ). On top of all this jazz I am an admin/ head music reviewer for www.iprong.com, which is a iPod related website/ forums. So in saying that, my most used programs are Logic, Popcorn, Reason, Rebirth and aMSN and of course iTunes.
I currently live in London Ont, but have lived around Ontario from T.dot to Grand Bend.

and thru and thru i am more than a Mac addict... enuf to have a tattoo of a mac symbol on my neck with 'Made on a Mac' in Japanese beside it :O

edit: oh if you want to be my 'friend'...lol.. im on www.myspace.com/djstp1 and the label is here at www.myspace.com/championbeats
 

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Howdy, My name is Roger. I'm a 26 year old male.

I'm originally from Sydney, Nova Scotia. Currently living in the beautiful city of Ottawa with my wonderful girlfriend, Chantel.

The Mac I currently own is an iMac Core Duo (Early 2006) and I joined ehMac in January, 2005. I am a very frequent member, usually visit here over 10 times daily. I started using Macs at a young age with my best friend.. first purchased my own in 2000. (8600/200 upgraded to G4 500)

I took Digital Media Design for Post Secondary education, however, I'm currently not using those skills. $14,500 on a hobby eh? :)

My favorite apps are in the iLife Suite, they're simple.. yet effective and more than enough for my needs. (Mainly iPhoto, iWeb and Garageband.) I consider myself an Apple Enthusiast and dabble in such things as the ehMac Radio Podcast and Online DJ'ing (once in a blue moon these days.)

Yep, that about sums it up. :)
 

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

My name is Don and am a semi retired business owner in Edmonton, Alberta in which we manufacture decorative iron spindles for stairways. I spent 42 years in the newspaper industry, the last twelve years as COO of a major Canadian group of 165 newspapers.

* Brief summary of some of your other interests

I collected vintage cars for many years and am currently in the process of selling off the collection. Gone is my 61 Triumph TR3A which now resides in California. Also gone is my 55 Mercury Montclair HT, now in New Mexico. Gone as well are my 57 Chevy HT, now in Idaho and a 1980 Riviera with 23,000 original kilometers, lost in a fire in January of 2005. Still have a 70 Monte Carlo and a highly customized show winning 49 Meteor coupe.

I am also an avid camper and own a 29 foot class A motor home and hope to tour most of North America in years to come.

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

Got involved with Macs in 1984 when we bought a few and paired them with an old newspaper system called Mycro-Tek. It sped up production and opened the door to many improvements over the years.

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

Presently just a MacBook Pro and an eMac. Have an old Lombard that still works just fine as well. I have owned many macs over the years, too many to list here.

* What are your favourite Mac programs?

iPhoto, iTunes and Appleworks. Can't live without 'em.

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

Now from the energy capital of Canada, Alberta, but was born and raised in Saskatchewan. I hate it when the Eskimos play the Roughriders in the CFL. Can't decide who to cheer for.

I joined ehMac in February of 2001 and had submitted over 13,000 posts. Until last week that is, when I suddenly lost over 800 so am now working on getting back to that 13,000. ;) Just kidding but the post numbers are an issue that needs attention as every time there is an update, you lose posts.

I enjoy my time here in ehMacland and hope to be a member for a good long while. If you are new here, welcome. I can assure you your time here will be memorable.
 

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> Who you are (male, female, student, professional, etc.)
I play a male on TV. I am a graphic designer by day – smartass any hour of the day that ends with o'clock. I spent a good deal of my graphic design learning curve in newspaers making ads and laying out the paper the old way. I started at a biweekly in my home town in high school. Moved on to the University paper at school. And from there the Windsor Star and London Free Press before I landed where I am now, lead GD on-site as part of a team that manages print production for a national company.


> Brief summary of some of your other interests
I have played hockey (roller and ice) for about 28 years because I love the game and am Canadian so I am obligated to. I also play once a week with a recently retired NHL goalie who plays out with us and is likely to be out less this season as he has been hired by an NHL team to goalie consult. I used to play roller hockey with a current Florida Panther defencemen - no he's not allowed to play anymore ;)

I also dig on Macs, travelling, photography. I went to University of Windsor and studied Visual Arts & Communication Studies.

However, most importantly (higher than all my other hobbies) is chillaxing and partaking in chicanery and tomfoolery with family and friends!

And I was at the last game ever at Maple Leaf Gardens.


> How you got involved with Macs, or how you are currently involved
For Christmas 1984 Mom (aka Santa) brought into our house the very first and just released 128k Macintosh. Apples are all we have ever had. Well, save that and the Commodore Pets that Mom used to bring home from school and we tried to wreck.

Since I have had my big-boy jobs Apple are the only computers I have used. That's going on 18 years (I'm only 35 though).


> How many/which Macs have you owned or presently own?
Currently… 3 (G4 Cube; 15" & 12" His & Hers 1.5Ghz Powerbooks). In the past... if you include my direct family we've owned over 35 Macs since the first classic which Mom & Dad still have.


> What are your favourite Mac programs?
Hands down, easily Adobe Illustrator. InDesign is a close second of late though. Then, perhaps Lode Runner… or Crystal Quest ;)


> What general area of this great country are you from?
I hail in the 519, and I come from good London… the Canada one. But I wasn't borndid here. That happened in the dent in the map between Chatham and Sarnia.
 

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My name is Dan, I am pushing 40, Hard I might add.
I'm the Director of a Not for Profit Oganization that operates 8 Day Care centres in the GTA.

* Brief summary of some of your other interests
Anything outdoors, love camping and trying to get a handle on this photography bug I picked up about a year ago.

How you got involved with Macs, or how you are currently involved
We are a Mac only organization and I currenty own
17" intel iMac
single core mimi
Pismo
12"867mhz powerbook
17"Lampshade iMac

What general area of this great country are you from?
I grew up in a small town in Northern Ontario called Hornepayne moved to the Big Smoke almost 20 years ago.
 

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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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* 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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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 :) )..:D
 

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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.:lmao: 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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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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* 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. :)

Cheers
 

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