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Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-31-2010, 11:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By HBlaine
I bought a refurb MacBook through the Apple Store...

I bought a refurb MacBook through the Apple Store a few weeks ago. Shipping was blindingly fast, and the computer was absolutely immaculate. I'v been almost exclusively using the 'Book since I got...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 05-22-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By HBlaine
I laughed till I very nearly cried over this...

I laughed till I very nearly cried over this one...

You know, of course, that it's probably going to show up in the stores one of these days... ;D
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 05-22-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,775
Posted By HBlaine
I've got a copy of both MacHEADS and Welcome to...

I've got a copy of both MacHEADS and Welcome to Macintosh. Have to say, I much prefer MacHEADS, as it's just fun to watch. "Welcome..." is quite informative, but I just find it very, very dry. ...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 05-20-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By HBlaine
Well, the good news is, the packages have been...

Well, the good news is, the packages have been delivered!! :D

The bad news is, they're at the office, and I'm 5.5 hours away, and won't get in till late, late tomorrow evening. And won't get to...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 05-19-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By HBlaine
Now I'm gonna go nuts, as I just got the...

Now I'm gonna go nuts, as I just got the "shipped" notice. Now I wait...

I HATE to wait...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 05-17-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By HBlaine
In it now

Well, I finally did it. After soldiering along with the trusty AlBook and Pismo that brought me over to the world of Mac, I decided to take the plunge. I pulled the trigger on a refurb Macbook,...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 03-15-2010, 01:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,359
Posted By HBlaine
I wouldn't say addicted, per se. I only have two...

I wouldn't say addicted, per se. I only have two Macs, both older models, but I do spend an inordinate amount of time on them.

I've been sitting in front of the AlBook here since about about 6pm...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 03-07-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,503
Posted By HBlaine
I think they call mine a "crossover", or...

I think they call mine a "crossover", or somesuch. I have a Nissan Murano. Because I need something that has a lot of cargo space (i'm on the road, and live out of my car), but which can go into...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 03-07-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By HBlaine
Cool! Congrats! There's nothing like the...

Cool! Congrats!

There's nothing like the rush of finding yourself "where you want to be."

I was the same way when I "fell' into my current line of work. I'd went through the gamut of...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 03-07-2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 904
Posted By HBlaine
I've been using NeoOffice on the Powerbook, and...

I've been using NeoOffice on the Powerbook, and have had good luck with it. I also keep Bean on the system for short notes, quick jottings, etc. And I've been experimenting with AbiWord, though I...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 03-05-2010, 01:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 396
Posted By HBlaine
Oldies

Well, the switching thing is a bit out of control...

My replacement laptop should be delivered tomorrow, and should be waiting for me when I get home.

But, in a fit of utter madness, I decided...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 03-01-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By HBlaine
I have been exceptionally impressed with what...

I have been exceptionally impressed with what I've been reading on the appreciation/usage of "older" Macs. While doing research, I stumbled across a quickie article entitled Every Working Computer...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 03-01-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By HBlaine
I'm to the point of hating to return this...

I'm to the point of hating to return this machine, because it means I'll be without till I get home and get the replacement. :'(

To be honest, I'm not trashing my Win7 machine. I like it too,...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 02-28-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By HBlaine
Initial Report

Wow. I'm impressed.

It's been an interesting time. I got the "new" PowerBook G4, and installed the upgraded memory. Alas, found out that the system has a defective slot, so I could only take it...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 02-13-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 406
Posted By HBlaine
An emulator question

Given the (still ongoing) wait for my Powerbook to arrive, I decided to go the odd way, and play with a Mac emulator. After some finangling (including some under-the-table pestering of a friend... ...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 02-11-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 442
Posted By HBlaine
Question Download site question

As I sit waiting for my new Mac to arrive (Grumble), I've been looking over Mac-related sites, and ran across one called Macintosh Garden, which apparently hosts a lot of abandonware, most...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 02-10-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,186
Posted By HBlaine
REALLY not happy now. Just checked the UPS...

REALLY not happy now. Just checked the UPS shipping data... Delivery not expected until the 16th!

:Not-Amused::Shouting::Angry::Angry-Tongue:

I'm really not...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 02-09-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,186
Posted By HBlaine
Just got an email concerning my Powerbook. It...

Just got an email concerning my Powerbook. It should be in transit! Yeah!

The only problem: I'm about 5hrs from home, and won't be able to get back till this weekend... :(
Forum: Switcher Hangout 02-09-2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,186
Posted By HBlaine
Dalek Supreme, at that! :D At the risk of...

Dalek Supreme, at that! :D

At the risk of going waaaaay of subject here, I'm not really sure about the "new" series. The bits & pieces I've seen have been good, though there's just an odd feel...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 02-08-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,186
Posted By HBlaine
I'd pretty much settled on NeoOffice, but I keep...

I'd pretty much settled on NeoOffice, but I keep going back and looking over iWorks...

I'll just be glad to get my greedy little fingers on the computer, get the new memory in, and then be able to...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 02-08-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,186
Posted By HBlaine
Well, I just grabbed an extra gig for the system....

Well, I just grabbed an extra gig for the system. Checked with the folks I got the system off of, and found out that it had an empty slot. (I sort of thought it had 2 256MB , but it has only 1...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 02-08-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,186
Posted By HBlaine
What is the max I can shoot for on this...

What is the max I can shoot for on this particular model? And what's the difficulty factor in installation?

I figure I'll get it, play with it a bit, then got grab some new memory to boost it...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 02-07-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By HBlaine
Strangely, this just reminds me why I'm still...

Strangely, this just reminds me why I'm still unattached... ;D
Forum: Switcher Hangout 02-07-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,186
Posted By HBlaine
I will most definitely look at everything...

I will most definitely look at everything recommended. And I thank everyone for any recommendations I can get.

The system I picked up is pretty basic: 512MB RAM, 80GB HD. I know that's the...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 02-07-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,186
Posted By HBlaine
Yet Another..Adopter...

Greetings all!

I can't really say I'm new switcher... But I am in the process of getting my first Mac. I've got a used/refurbished Aluminum G4 Powerbook on it's way. Should be here next week...
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