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I feel we are a minority within this community. I have no complex about it, others will eventually catch up, someday. ;)
This thread was meant so we just know each other a little better. Please, no links...
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Here we go :
First name : Vincent
Native language : French
Sex : As much I can, before I need some of those blue pills.
Lives : Montréal, Québec, Canada
Occupation : SEO/SEM consultant. This means : Dog training web designers so they finally build web sites that are at least compatible with the search engine media (else taking them to the slaughter house).
Hobbies : FileMaker afficionado, guns and explosives freak, glass artist, home brewer.
Pet : Still on my old G4...
So who is next?
[edited by: Macguru at 1:08 pm (utc) on Nov. 8, 2003]
Who pulled the switch: 12" RevB PowerBook
Why it pulled the switch: Funny story... Let's just say we were "wrestling".
What happened to the switch: It broke after being pulled.
Why the "hush-hush": If MS finds out the switch broke once pulled, they'll come after me because it can't be switched back now. Because of a "windows glitch", my life still belongs to them for another 2 months. Please don't tell.
This little 12" sounds like a strong fella: You bet. After it beat the crap out of me, it pumelled my... *<whisper>*PC desktop.. 5 times it's size*</whisper>*... That was off the record, right?
We make no garuntees: Oh god. I better go.
Lives: ...a carefree life of plotting world domination
Occupation: SEO consultant by day, drunken fool by night
Pets: My beloved new Powerbook G4 and the evil botched together XP box upstairs...soon to be Linux....
Hobbies: Beer, Vodka, chasing lady baboons :-) .... and the odd bit of web design...
Gripes: Why oh why oh why is my copy of Panther still not with me? :-/
Lives: Australia (nick not very original, I know!)
Occupation: Business owner/web designer/writer
Hobbies: Golf, it's even less frustrating than web design...
Pets: My new G5 (first Mac, recent switcher)
I'm impressed how easily OS X integrates into a Windows network - I'm a big fan already. The next step will be to ditch the PCs for good :).
Nice to meet you all!
Native language : US English
Sex : Not lately
Lives : Don't really know at the moment
Occupation : Web design, promotion and maintenance, as well as sitting around thinking about things I really ought to do one of these days
Hobbies : Drinking, homebrewing, playing on my computer, reading, watching movies, and of course sitting around thinking about things I'd really like to do one of these days
Pet : Three lovely ferrets, a few Mac Plusses, SEs, Portables, Classics, Apple IIGSs, a Commodore Pet (as yet untested), and my workhorse: a 1999 Lombard Powerbook
Native language : English
Sex : well, i have one and half kids...
Lives : Nebraska-land
Occupation : web designer and developer, graphic designer
Hobbies : Music, guitar, synths, drum loops, God, life. Surviving life working on a pc all day :)
Pets : iMac DV graphite (G3), TiBook (G4)- just got it, a week before the aluminums.
I am barely surviving with my PowerMac 8500 OS 9 on a 33.6 modem--56K burned out and I can't get DSL in my part of town. I need a new computer and fast. Dirving me crazy waiting for web pages to load and I surf the net about 25% of my waking hours.
I use Photoshop and Fireworks for graphic design and write all my code by hand. I started out volunteering on a large Christian site and then went to college and took internet classes along with my BA in English and then worked for temp companies before starting my own web design business 4 years ago.
Lives: In Spokane--I just shoveled 6" of snow off driveway.
Sex: Single--looking for Mr. Right--preferably a computer programmer being as I flunked that in college.
Language: English and a little Hebrew.
Occupation: Self-employed web designer specializing in SEO and graphic design.
Hobbies: Amateur astrologer and critiqing false prophets (yes, I'm a strange bird).
Pets: my landlord shoots cats so I opted out.
One Mac problem I would like solved--I get real tired of using my text editor to design sites then viewing it in the browser and then uploading it with fetch and having to go open the same file multiples of times for each application I open. Isn't there a program that will do that automatically?
I'm glad to see lots of Mac users here. I'll quit this business before I ever switch to a PC.
Hey, i guess we all have reason to be glad about that. :)
>editor to design sites
I use Golive [adobe.com] (erm, still the ole version 3 on os 9). But since Golive same as DreamWeaver [macromedia.com] produces a real html code mess if you save your pages in wysiwyg mode, i just use it for the initial design phase. After the design is done i either use Golive in html mode or BBedit (love it). The good thing with Golive is, once the pages are uploaded (build in ftp client), you can open them directly through the ftp client and save them back to the server. Just like they would be on your hd. And Golive has some nice features for structuring your sites in projects.
However, there are people who prefer DreamWeaver over Golive ... and vice versa. (:
Occupation: Lawyer and part-time theatre impressario
Pets: (1) brand new AlBook 15inch (1.25Ghz) with Panther bought for me by the company I design the website for (is it really that good?)
(2) old TiBook which is being passed on to said company in part exchange (just got it back because they crashed it in first day trying to restart in Mac OS 9 to file share their old files across - hadn't heard of firewire target mode! - tried (badly) to reinstall software and it now won't start at all, so I need to do some remedial work to fix their balls-up!)
(3) small cute dark brown cat by the name of Maddy
Sex: married with small baby so only when he's asleep
Hobbies: Edinburgh Festival, skiing, sailing and more recently being a father!
Native laguage : English
Sex : Ask the wife
Lives : Paris, France
Occupation : Photographer, Graphic Artist, Creative director
Hobbies : Bricolage, cuisine, shooting the **** over world matters (philosophy?)
Packing : G4 800 mhz, LC 630 (the latter's my television and yet another hobby : )
Originally from London, Ontario, Canada. I've been using Mac since 1986 - with a brief PC relapse between '91 - '95 so I know both systems quite well (and how to hate PC and why). Of course I prefer mac by far, how could one go back?
Name: 'Bill,' 'Mr. Man,' 'Hey You!,' 'Dick' (don't ask), 'Sir,' 'Outta My Way, You...'
Native Language: Baby talk, but I was forced to learn English by a cruel society intent on bending me to its will.
Location: Pinnacle of Western Civilization, Peak of Consumer/Capitalist Society -- Los Angeles, CA USA (sort of like a mid-period JG Ballard novel from the '60s).
Occupation: Currently web developer for a tiny subsidiary of a large subsidiary of an enormous multinational conglomerate. This affords me the luxury of new toys (I love my G5). Plus, I'm far enough away from the Death Star of Our Corporate Overlords that I can easily evade the mandated IT policy of all-windows-all-the-time. (If they knew that I just swapped out an IBM webserver for a dual-G4 XServe running Apache and PHP they'd have my head on a pike outside the city walls.) Former jobs include record producer, audio engineer, graphic designer, editor, researcher, typesetter, furniture mover, bartender, voice guy, desktop publisher, word processor, actor, messenger and layabout (volunteer position).
Sex: (Insert obvious joke [ahem]) -- Yes, please.
First Mac: 512K Fat Mac in 1985. I sprung for the extra 128K of RAM so I could run MacWord and MacPaint at the same time. Also paid $400 for the external 400K (single-sided) floppy drive, so I could run said apps without swapping floppies 20x just to load 'em. I bought the machine so I could do music sequencing, then had to wait two years for an application that would do what I wanted. Jumping the gun again...
Pets: Large aquarium with crystal clear water, "Diver Dan" bubbler (ask your parents), colored pebbles. Contains one (1) can tuna, one (1) can salmon and one (1) can sardines. Low maintenance and the fish get along just fine.
Hobbies: www.mystupidlife.com (untouched for a while and getting stale -- suggestions, submissions welcome)
Dark Secret: I do most of my development on a <gasp>PC</gasp>, using phpED, and debug remotely using dbg. If someone would create a Mac/PHP IDE that comes close to the speed/features/stability of phpED, I'd switch in a minute. (And Zend's IDE doesn't even <run> on Panther, yet. What's that about?)
Native Lang.: Englishy
Supplemental Lang.: a little bit of Korean - Annyong hashimnikka?
Sex: Maybe when we know each other better.
Occupation: Philosophy student, web-designer/developer, all-round tech person & sometime unraveller of life's great mysteries ;)
Former Occupations: car-washer, grocery clerk, esl teacher, picture framer, sheet-metal designer...
First mac: a Power Computing clone - I'm so ashamed! but there's an Indigo iBook on my desk and a PowerBook in my future someway, somehow...
Native language : English
Sex : In a bit of a slump
Lives : MPLS, MN, USA
Occupation : SEO, wanna be webmaster, and a few other odd part time jobs.
Hobbies : Reading, WebmasterWorld, biking, suntanning, gossiping with friends, cocktail hour, fantasy football
Pet : 2 cats, 8 fish, and 1 Mac at home. I also use Mac at work. Love 'em. Sorry, don't know the technicals, other than they're G3s and pretty ancient, although my work Mac has been upgraded.
I get a lot of crap about using them from friends and the people I work with, too. It's obvious they're just insecure because they use inferior machines:)
Pre-occupation: everything digital
Occupation: photographer/greeting card designer/webmaster/director
Post-occupation: bartender, stand-up comic, graphic designer
First Mac: PowerMac 6100
Pets: 21" Cinema display, Digi001, Nikon D100, Canon XL-1 and my husband! :-)
I use a G5 dual 1.8 with dual monitors... a G4 12-inch Power Book... and Final Cut Pro (to edit the NBC reports)
[edited by: Macguru at 3:14 pm (utc) on Dec. 5, 2003]
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Native language : English
Sex : Male
Lives : San Marcos, Texas (Austin area)
Occupation : full time Web Entrepreneur, full time Musician, part time Mindset Coach
Hobbies : Computers, Internet, Guitar, going to shows/concerts, cooking, coffee, BMX cruisers
Pet : Brand new Powerbook G4 15", Old G3, Numerous PC's (including a new dual xeon server running red hat :)
Favorite bands : DieRadioDie, Benton Falls, Brandtson, Jimmy Eat World, Coheed and Cambria, and of course Byejune.
Favorite Tech toy : Powerbook and Ipod