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  1. I got the 90, 60, 30, 15, and a 7 day notice. I paid it today. I liked having all those reminders!
  2. Hi Gang, I bought a new iMac on December 19th. I freed myself from the Windows world entirely-save for the XP I have on a VMWare Fusion that I rarely launch now. I have only had to reboot this machine three times--all for software updates. Three times and we are getting close to a full year. When I had my WinBox-three times a month was a rare record. The Win laptop (A Toshiba) still plugs along-after the fourth reinstall of Windows in four years. Are there things I don't like? Sure-nothing is perfect. But man-I just had to brag a little about this. Cheers, Troy
  3. I was a younger kid when it came out and I was fascinated, although the political message missed me by a mile. Cheers!
  4. I like both Firefox and Thunderbird on the PC--use them religiously and exclusively with the exception of that damnable Windows Update site since Firefox was Firebird and since the .7 release of Thunderbird. However, they both are incredibly sluggish on the Mac (G4 1.2 Ghz, 2 GB RAM running 10.3.5). So alas, Safari and Mail will be the primaries there, regulating Firefox as one of the browsers for testing the web site with Thunderbird gone the way of the Trash. Troy
  5. Well I did give it a spin--and it never really spun for me. It found 4,906 files worth scanning, on a computer with over 5000 MP3s alone. Tried to get it to rescan, but it constantly came up with the same amount. Now, I have 5,102 MP3 files (all legal I will note with pride) 893 Office docs, 5 years of archived email, and God only knows how many other files. So, thinking mayhaps this is a Windows thing , I tried using it on my Mac as well--with similar issues. It just does not (at least not for me) do what I was expecting. Just my 2 cents worth! Troy
  6. Tis a good time to be Canadian. I maried an American, so I live in both places, (Winter in Oregon, Summer in Quebéc.) I just could not bear to sell the house. . . . . .
  7. I searched the forums and FAQs and could not find the answer to my questions, so here I go: Just installed a new boot drive in my G4 and reinstalled everything--the old IBM drive finally died. Unfortunatly, I did not write down the settings needed for Mail to access email accounts I have set up. So, while I am not stupid and can get all the needed settings from looking at the walkthroughs for Outlook, Eudora, and Netcape-there is one setting I could not get the info for. I need to enable authenticate (based on what I read) , but Mail gives me three choices by which to authenticate: Password Kebros 4 Kebros 5 MD5 Challenge-Response. So, which one do I enable? I am running 10.3.5 using Mail version 1.3.9 (v619). Thanks!
  8. I myself use an Olympus D300 3 megapixel camera I got a couple of years ago from Costco. It is a great (and tough-it has been dropped a couple of times) camera that does everything I have ever wanted a camera to do, including some functions I did not know I needed until I went on vacation (Quicktime movies, Midnight setting to take photos in near dark environments, Portrait mode).
  9. I use Photoshop CS for any *heavy* raster graphic work, but use Fireworks MX for the light stuff like banners and buttons. I use either Freehand or Illustrator for vector work-depending on the artwork in question and the filers I want to use.
  10. Funny thing--it is called a cell phone. I just want mine to give me excellent call quality, no longer drop my calls, and be able to be reached inside every town of more than 20,000 people. Basically--give me land line quality. Once the phone aspect of the cell phone gets resolved to my satisfaction, then spend the time, effort, and money on expanding what it can do. I think the reason the manufacturers and providers of cellular service add those toys is to distract you from what your service cannot do well.
  11. They are insidious things, so nicely killed by the Google toolbar.
  12. Okay, I recently got into my hot hands a slot loading iMac with a 700mHz G3 processor. I am quite pleased as it only cost me $150. Coming with it was the full version of Macromedia MX (even the SN and CD). Having been a FrontPage person for so long on the PC, I wanted to play. One of the questions it is asking during the Setup Assistant for Dreamweaver is "Do you want to work with a server technology such as Cold Fusion, ASP.NET, ASP, JSP. or PHP?" Having parused the Dreamweaver help section of TCH, I am still left puzzled. The Help file says to ask the server administrator what the server supports--so here I am. As my site stands now, I just have some client-side javascript running, but I would hate to say No if later on I want to begin. Thanks, Troy Rock Sign
  13. I use FrontPage 2002 on the Windows box to update the site. It came with my free copy of Office XP (I won in a contest), so what the heck-. I use it on occasion, stripping out the extra code and adding a couple of Java pieces. However, most of the time I am on the Mac, so when I am wanting to create new parts or do a full redesign, I use my free copy of GoLive 6. It is much easier, and should you already use any other Adobe product, it is a little less imtimitating.
  14. Okay, no brownies in the house, but I have the Bakers Semi-Sweet chocolate, some eggs, flour, sugar, vanilla (real), both walnuts and pecans, some Nestle chocolate chips. . . . Hmmm--in the freezer I have Bryers Strawberry, Bryers Mint Chocolate Chip, Bryers Vanilla, and Bryers French Bean Vanilla. In the cookie jar, I just put the last dozen of my fresh-baked from scratch macadamea nut sugar cookies in. . . I just finished reading my bi-monthly "Taste of Home" magazine. . . .so many desserts! I think it is fair to say that I have a very dangerous Anti-Atkins house!
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