Sunday, June 18, 2006

Happy Father's Day

"Happy Father's Day" to all the Dads out there - past, present and future :)!

My second post here, so things appear to be moving right along. I'm so excited about the possibility of getting my 20 inch Intel Core Duo processor iMac between now and this September, here are the specifications for the one I have my eye on:

* 1GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x512
* 250GB Serial ATA drive
* ATI Radeon X1600/256MB VRAM
* SuperDrive 8x (DVD+R DL/DVD+RW/CD-RW)
* iWork '06 preinstalled
* Keyboard & Mighty Mouse + Mac OS X - U.S. English
* Accessory kit
* AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac - Auto-enroll
* 20-inch widescreen LCD
* 2GHz Intel Core Duo
* AirPort Extreme
* Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR

The wife is looking forward to this as well, as it will put me back in the "computer" room, freeing up her dining room table :). Ever since acquiring my iBook laptop computer in September '05, we have been a permanent fixture at the dining room table - lol! Speaking of my iBook, this is the first computer I've ever actually named! "Her" name is "Genie," which I arrived at based on the "G" in "G4." Don't get me wrong, I'm not advocating people should 'name' their computers. I know some do, but most don't, and that's OK. I decided to name "Genie" due to the sheer amount of time I spend with 'her,' which aggravates the wife to no end, I might add :)?! No, aggravating the wife was, and is, Not my intention.

So, just what do I do with all these computers? Nothing extraordinary I'm afraid. Although someday, I'd like to learn programming in order to write a 'to die for' email client program, or possibly a nifty productive utility program of some kind :). I'm not into gaming, never have been really, although there was a time I enjoyed playing "Doom" and "Tetris." Basically, I blog of course, Message board post, Instant Message, email, online banking, google search 'stuff,' and experiment with new or updated application programs. I have this "text editor" addiction, I'm constantly searching for the perfect text editor! On my PC, I use UltraEdit-32, on my iBook, I primarily use "Smultron," but most recently, I've taken a fancy to "WriteRoom," which is a full screen, distraction free, writing environment. It's just me and what I'm writing, very cool. When I'm finished, I have to copy and paste in order to get what I've written into an application that will let me do something with it, but I was already doing that with 'other' text editors prior to WriteRoom. If you'd like to have a look see at WriteRoom or Smultron, both free of course, and you have an Apple, here are the links:



For those with PC's that would like to check out "UltraEdit-32," here's the link:


I suppose I should post this entry and prepare for the "Father's Day" festivities. Till next time, Take Care out there, be good to yourselves and each other.


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