I think I've created a monster
Granted, it's a beautiful little 13 year old girl of a monster but a monster none the less. It's funny how my youngest child is so into computers. She's completely confident with them, immediately jumping in when my wife has a problem on her XP based laptop and helping trouble shoot any issues. She, like my other kids, can touch type easily and blazes through tasks on the computer like it's an extension of herself.
My youngest was the one that desperately wanted an iPod Touch for Christmas, loving the fact that it had the built in web browser which she uses all the time. As for PCs she's got an older Dell laptop running Windows XP that's been very serviceable. Now that I've gotten into Macs and my oldest daughter has one she is constantly in my office, scheming to get a MacBook for herself.
"Daddy, look at this one on Craigslist!!!"
"Daddy, the refurbished MacBooks are really inexpensive!!!"
"Daddy, don't you want a MacBook Pro so I can get your MacBook?!?"
It goes on and on. This morning she asked if she could sell the Dell she has to help pay for a MacBook for her. I even offered her the use of the HP laptop, the one with Vista loaded on it that now sits unused on one of our desks, and she declined. "No thanks Dad, I really want a Mac"
For those of you blessed with having 13 year old daughters, I'm sure you can appreciate the pressure that someone so tiny can exert, especially on their fathers.
I knew that when I got my first MacBook that it may lead to some additional expenses if I decided to switch to Macs completely; I just didn't think it would infiltrate other parts of my home so quickly.
Mac is really nice and I, myself, planning to buy a Macbook Pro. :D
I'm very interested in Macs but haven't tried anyone except a few minutes in a store. (Not Apple Store - Nothing like that in Denmark, North Europe) :(
I really enjoy reading your blog but I don't know why you have so much against Vista? From my fathers XP with 254 mb ram, a Vista with 1GB is much better. :)
I've been Mac-interested in a year, this summer, and still haven't got enough money for a Macbook Pro - for continuation school.
Well, a little 'bout me:
I've build a few sites up, with PHP (and HTML + CSS) and are admin at the official Danish support forum for PHP-Fusion. :) (about 2500 users - and the youngest admin with a total of 15 years)
So love developing. :)
I'm thinking of making some WinApps but since I am so interested in Macs I'll start with that. :)
BTW... Read all your "Switching to Mac" (22) blogs and gonna go with the "Mac" blogs... (Why do you have to blog every day? :p)
Greetings from Denmark,
- Johan aka Josso, 15 year old guy!
I write in my blog nearly every day because I really like sharing my experiences, especially since I've found so much to talk about with the Mac switch. I believe there are a great many people that, like me, are starting to look at Mac as a platform after investing so much time in Windows and the feedback I've gotten on the blog (and the ever increasing traffic) leads me to think I'm providing some valuable feedback for people going through the same thing.
Glad you are enjoying the blog!
@David Alison wrote:
"Heck, this morning I just found out what Option-Shift-K does when you are typing into text! Only appears for Safari users though: " (Dunno if it's show an Apple logo cause I'm using FF)
If you add this to your body-"tag" in your css it will show fine in FF (Mac):
font:normal normal 100% 'Trebuchet MS',Trebuchet,Verdana,Sans-Serif,'Lucida Grande';
I've added Lucida Grande to the fonts cause it's one of the only fonts that make a Apple logo with that combination. :)
If you add that line, it will also work on Firefox, Internet Explore etc. on a PC IF the user have the font "Lucida Grande" installed.
It haven't been possible before Safari came to Windows.
Go to "C:\Program Files\Safari\Safari.resources\" and copy the two "Lucida Grande (Bold).ttf" files to the fonts-folder.
And restart Firefox. Know you can see all these Apple-logos AND copy them. :p (Can't make the, yourself)
Maybe you can use this PHP-string to make every Apple-logo to a image, so everybody can see it: (That's what I gonna do on my site)
$string = " iPhone ";
$string = str_replace("", "<img src='http://images.macrumors.com/vb/images/smilies/blackapple.gif' alt='Apple Logo'>", $string);
OK, I've lent the image from Macrumors. :p
If it doesn't show the Apple logo, the Apple logos html-char is
& # 63743 ; (without space)
And while I wrote this and read two articles you have answered. :)
Yes, I'm a bit lucky. :D
That is one smart cookie you are raising there, David. :)
Nicest thing my wife ever said to me?
"Honey, I think you need a faster Mac."
I suspect the new Macbook Pro will look a bit like what the iMac looks like now.
See what you guys are doing? Don't encourage her.