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Well, in a few scant minutes, my computer will be shut down for it's move to new digs. However, I cannot say how long, as the new place needs to be prepped and the internet needs to be installed and a router needs to be bought & configured before it will be back online again.

I will access ehMac and a few choice places online via the work Macs.

This will mark the first time my computer has been shut down (with the exception of any short-term hardware upgrade such as adding RAM and system reboots after major OS installs or software upgrades) since I first turned it on Dec 3rd, 1999.

It has frozen up in OS X precisely one time (Warcraft III level editor - buggy as hell - forced a hard-nosed reboot). since the Public Beta days.

Total downtime for all issues and upgrades combines to less than 6 hours since that time. It has seen OS 8.6 all the way up to OS X 10.2.5

It has seen 3 complete versions of QuickTime.

It began with a mere 128 MB of RAM and has grown to 512MB.

It has graduated from an ATI Rage Pro 128 to a GeForce 2MX.

It played my very first ever owned DVD "The Mummy"

It welcomed my iPod gracefully into the fold and with not a single hitch since it's arrival in November 2001. They've became fast friends.

It has grown to Pro Keyboard status and 2 Logitech scrolling optical mice have been companions for it's input-output needs.

It survived the Roger's @ Home debacle and the Sympatico Hell in OS 9.

It has successfully completed Unreal Tournaments and seen Deus Ex played 4 times all the way through. It has played a multitude of QuickTime movie trailers and witnessed me lose just about every game of WarCraft III I've ever played.

It witnessed the birth, and several rebirths of ehMac.



And now, for a short time, it will rest, comfortably in it's original packaging for it's move to our new home. As will the monitor and it's only printer, an Epson Stylus Photo 750.

Later people. I have packing to do.

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Strongblade, you should seriously think of sending this account to the Public Relations staff at Apple Computers. These are the success stories that mean more than the "I switched and saved Christmas" fluff.
 

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see you from the new local.
I survived a month with no mac this year, and I wasnt a happy camper about it during the month of March.
We'll keep a candle burning.
 

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such a detailed history is an honor to your mac

you know what they say; absense makes the heart grow fonder
 

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Thanks everyone. Looks like my absence from all things ehMac isn't going to be too bad, as I still have the work laptop. Internet at home will still function until May 9 and, since the 'great migration' plan fell flat this weekend, I haven't really progressed.

As well, from work I can get the chance to keep abreast of things (such as the recent Apple announcements)

Interesting idea, Dr. G & macdoc. It certainly could provide a positive view of the solid performance of the Mac.

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Strongblade, what partof Ottawa are you moving to?
 

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Strangblade,

I'd like to see a Pee Cee do what your Mac has gone through.

And people wonder why we use Macs? Because I haven't found anything better.
 

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Strongblade, this sort of postive experience with Macs is important for people to know about and appreciate when they are considering switching/upgrading as well as starting off anew. Sadly, my son does not think of Macs when I say to him "If I could buy you a computer of your own, what make of computer would you like?"
 

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Ohenri asked:
Strongblade, what partof Ottawa are you moving to?

The Nepean part...


I'm moving into the Craig Henry area. My old apt was right near Billings Bridge...

Not exactly a long distance move...

 

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Dr.G. insinuated:

Strongblade, this sort of postive experience with Macs is important for people to know about and appreciate when they are considering switching/upgrading as well as starting off anew. Sadly, my son does not think of Macs when I say to him "If I could buy you a computer of your own, what make of computer would you like?"

Well, I certainly can't argue that. Although I suspect I could write it out better than I did there...

But I agree. Apple could use some positive publicity on people who have been uisng it for a while without any troubles.

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