Monday, April 11, 2005

the new hotness

That's right; i broke down and bought a new iBook. i went with the stock configuration and will be ordering some more ram shortly. it was not really my idea, i blame my car.

you see, i left my headlights on the other day effectively draining my battery. so i called my insurance company, they sent out a jumper-truck, the battery was charged and all was good. i did, however, need to leave my car running for a while to recharge the battery, and i felt silly just idling their in the lot. so i took the car for a ride, just letting it take me where it wanted to go. little known fact about my car: it loves the mall. i do not know if it is the camaraderie of the parking lot, the blazing hot concrete or what, but the mall is where it wanted to go.

Who am i to argue with the wisdom of my venerable Ford? well, since i was there i wandered around, checked the latest fashion trends, and, after a real hard sell from the apple store hawkers i (begrudgingly) walked out with a brand new iBook.

5 comments:

Adolph said...

Oh yeah, a new iBook, and a new transparent desktop to go with it!

killy said...

does this mean that you'll be coming to houston more often? now you won't be able to say: "i've got work to do and i can't move my computer."

congrats. now all you need is a tent and a portable desk and you are a fully functioning mobile graphic design firm.

Adolph said...

I read the license on Adobe CS and it is legal to put it on your desktop and your laptop as long as you don't use both concurrently.

killy said...

It's the same for the Macromedia Suite as well. One license for two computers as long as one is a 'backup' and the program is not run at the same time. Additionally, the platforms of the two machines must be identical. You cannont have flash mx 2004 prof on your pc at work adn use the hybrid cd to install it on your powerbook as well. For this reason, the job is getting me a copy of flash mx 2004 professional for my pb.

Adolph said...

The nonprofit/edu pricing for Macromedia products is ludicrously cheap, so I'm not surprised they will do that, although I am surprised that they will buy software for you to use on your computer.