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The year is drawing to and end and it's computer refresh time at our house! As always, I'm figuring out how to do this without spending any money -- we very rarely spend actual cash on computers, and when we do it's usually only for an odd part or upgrade. This time we're taking a step backward and a baby step forward...
I was previously using Nic's dying iBook as a server of sorts at my desk at work where it handled various tasks that Windows just can't do. When the screen finally died, I sold it on eBay. A broken 700Mhz G3 iBook fetched me about $180 -- enough to pick up a G4 Cube.
The Cube is about 6 years old now, but it's still a striking machine. The descendant of Steve's original cube, and the predecessor of the Mac Mini, the Cube is a work of art that I've lusted after for years now. A 450Mhz G4, it'll be slower than the iBook, but it'll look soo much cooler on my desk -- once I clean it up, upgrade it a little, and give it some TLC.
Speaking of the Mac Mini. My PowerMac G4, super-computer of yester-year, decked out with all the goodies I could shove in it, is listed on eBay, destined to be replaced by a Mini on my desk at home. The G4 tower was an awe-inspiring machine, beautifully designed, both inside and out, with a wonderful drop-down side for upgrading. My only complaint about this machine was the incredible amount of fan noise it generated, even while asleep. (The machine is almost universally known by Mac geeks as the "Wind Tunnel.") Still I love the look and feel of my PowerMac, and I'm going to miss it -- it's just that the Mini is smaller, does almost everything my G4 can (except for Final Cut Pro), and does a couple things it can't.
Some day soon I hope to be adding another Mac to my daily use, but that's a story for another time. In related news we picked up a Mac Pro for the Production Team yesterday. Quad Xeon cores makes Jon drool...
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Short Weeks Rock!11/22/2006
It's the last day of the week! In 8 hours I'll be going home and not returning to the office for 4 whole days! I was going to talk about Thanksgiving, but instead I think I'll just let Ze Frank entertain you all, and I'll return later to babble about something not nearly so witty...