Two foot iMac

September 6th, 2006

It has been about four years since I got a new computer at home. The rumor sites had been talking about an iMac upgrade for the past few months and I managed to hold out until today.

I ordered one of those brand-spanking new 24 inch iMacs. This will be my first Intel-based Mac (other than a testing machine I use at work), and my first one that isn’t capable of running “Classic” apps (not that I have tried that in a few years…other than Fontographer and FrameMaker at work).

24 inch iMac

I sure hope a Universal Binary version of the Shockwave plug-in shows up in the near future…I really don’t want to have to run in Rosetta all day, or look at the big white square that shows up in place of Shockwave media. Please. Pretty please.

Entry Filed under: Apple,Daily thoughts,Mac to Intel

7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tom Higgins  |  August 29th, 2006 at 11:56 am

    Thanks Hanford Raman, this was definitely a tough choice to make but it’s one that I feel is the best for me in the long run. After 8 years of working on Director & Shockwave I’m ready for something different so I’m leaving the nest to see what that might be. First I’ll be enjoying some time off through the end of the year, then I’ll try to land that next gig and get back to work…

    Thanks to everyone out there, it’s been a great ride!

  • 2. MultimediaGuy  |  August 29th, 2006 at 1:49 pm

    Tom, you are so busy you lost track of which site you were on so I changed my name for you 🙂

    I’ve now been doing the same job for 8 years and am starting to get a bit of wanderlust myself. Let me know how it goes and I might try it myself.

  • 3. Tom Higgins  |  August 29th, 2006 at 3:23 pm

    LOL on the “Hanford” versus “Raman” bit, sorry Raman… Too many blogs, too many emails… Sorry!

  • 4. Hanford  |  August 30th, 2006 at 8:07 pm

    You’re welcome Tom. 😉 You’ll be missed.

  • 5. Waldo Jaquith  |  September 6th, 2006 at 10:00 pm

    I ordered the speedbumped Mac mini today, since I already have a 21″ Dell 2005FPW that I’m not eager to part with. Tricked out with another gig of RAM and an external HDD enclosure, it’s a nice little system. The Apple Store was pretty slow for a while today — I suspect a lot of people were buying that 24″ iMac.

  • 6. anoop  |  September 14th, 2006 at 7:40 pm

    You need to get ProFont instead of TextMate’s default font. It will change your life.

  • 7. Mac Mini  |  April 14th, 2007 at 8:07 pm

    Lucky you! I’m still saving up to get a 24 inch Mac myself. 🙂

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