This is interesting and depressing, a time-line of Apple Macs over at Wikipedia, Interesting because it is nice to see the evolution of the Macs, depressing as it makes me feel old (I first used a Plus (1989) and the first Mac I owned was a Classic in 1990/1, followed by a LCII, a Performa, and several iMacs; for portables I have owned a 1400, a bronze keyboard PowerBook, an iBook, a small PowerBook and now a MacBook Pro).
Nice little fun quiz over at the BBC on how well do you know Apple…. I tried it and got 80%. I was quite pleased with that. The two I got wrong were – The name of the billionth song downloaded from iTunes and the advertising slogan not used by Apple. Give the quiz a go at:
With work on theSnowSite, and also work on a few other web projects (see Quartz, Court Park Properties and one to be announced – coming soon!) I decided to buy a Windows laptop so I can easily check how things look in different browsers.
This project has been a year in the making and has taken many many hours; hence the reason for the slow down in application updates.
It seems hard to believe that Mac OS X is 5 years old today. Operating systems grow up so fast these days!
Good article in todays Sunday Times (UK) on Apple Computers:
The article concentrates on the underlying design philosophy behind Apple Computers and iPods, with a smattering of ‘Apple History’ thrown in.
Wow! That is what I call a ‘set-up’ story! 3000 iBooks to get up and running.
For further details see: Jaron Brass: Gallery: 1 to 1: Miramar High School
I particularly like the ‘buckets’ full of left over ‘bits’ at the end of the project.
A couple of days ago I went and bought a Windows machine. No I am not switching, I will continue to work on a Mac and produce Mac software. I didn’t want to buy it, but had to…
Just released a minor update of iCalMaker.
This is a very minor update and just includes an updated version of the esellerate sales engine.
iCalMaker is available from MMISoftware (http://www.mmisoftware.co.uk) and is a 800 kb download (http://www.mmisoftware.co.uk/downloads/icalmaker.dmg.sit) and can be bought at the MMISoftware Store. A fully functional trail version of the software is available, and an activation code can be purchased for $34.95.