I've launched my new blog, Dech. It's going to be on design, technology, media and communication, and it'll aim to help you out in these fields. I'll be writing it with the usual Fintan touch :D
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Well it turns out neither were correct when they gave me a price. It's £790 over the telephone (says Kevin), that's ££110 off (or, in US dollars, approximately $314159).
Joking! That's about $200. Significant, still.
I should be able to place an order by Friday. Should, given cheques and banks and stuff. Oooh I can't wait!
If this site got sold by a 19-year-old for 1.25 million USD (what a result!), I can't wait to think how much this site will go for. Not that I'm selling it or anything. (Buster Tests is mine and I want it to stay that way for the foreseeable future).
With spelling-error amany. A veritable flow of consciousness.
wow. One of the perks of moving to a new OS is that I can really go to town with my inner geek and learn the hell out of it. It's what I think is most fun about computing, learning new things and doing new stuff. Plus, it would be nice to be totally 'up' with both systems.
Hope you enjoyed that as much as I did. I haven't actually had much of a nice day, otherwise. Missed my bus back back by 30 seconds (saw it going) and had to wait two hours. Left at 9 and got back at 6. Rubbish! Didn't even eat anything until 2/3!
I'm taking the Godawful bus into Bistol today to give the iMac G4 sans Front Row a try. They don't have the new ones yet, unfortunately. 40% there on the real funding now... give it a week.
So I'm going to also watch Wallace and Gromit, a film made right here in Bristol by Aardman!
Support the local economy, troops, etc.
(ps. Dech? Hosting issues...)
(If only I had infinity white desk space.)
Alright, I've decided. I'm going to go for the £900 iMac G5.
I think it's a great deal, and it's right for so many reasons. Not least because I'm going to be doing computer science and it runs unix apps, or that I'm a web designer and it's kind of the industry standard, or that I'm using video more and more and it runs it very well indeed WITH a remote.
It even comes with wireless, so I'm going to get a new router and modem after my move from AOL to PlusNet.
I'm working out how I'm going to raise the funds now. Luckily for me I've sealed two website deals which should bring me up there quite nicely, along with an AdSense payout and the returns for a website which as been done for a while now. I also expect a contribution from my parents, but that'll be a challenge!
It'll sill be a couple of weeks, though. I have to get one of these sites done fast before I can get it, and I'm sure that's going to be the Spanish property one. It's going to be interesting...
Update: I've just placed a call to Apple in Cork (lovely people always) and they've told me I get a 17.5% discount because I'm in further education! Yaaaay! That's VAT off! Whoooo! That's £134 off!
I've wanted one for soooo long.
But I want to know what you think. Should I buy one as soon as I have the dosh (I have 2 sites on the go and 2 prospective ones which would do it by Jan), or should I wait, agonisingly, until next September, paying for it with work money (quicker I imagine) and possibly using a student discount.
Christmas is round the corner, and although I can't just ask for one (O - the uproar), I can ask for a little help.
If it buy it in Jan there's no way I can get a car, but do I really want one? I have a bike (and friends with cars :D). Driving lessons might take a backseat, too...
And, I want to make use of it now if it's going to be updated in a year. I would be horrified to buy a mac, only for it to be replaced the next month. Horrified.
So I really would consider your opinion valuable.
To spend or not to spend... tis the dilemma of our society.
I just want to pass on mention of the existance of 2 Lazy 2 Blog, a blog of which I am 2 lazy 2 post to. Correct grammar? I don't think so.
I liked Gmail, though! It's two syllables to three/four. Ahh well...
It's on it's way.
Well I had my second lesson the other day, and I'm still liking driving.
A little less, though. I'm not so good at controling that clutch, and apparently I do everything too fast. Driving on a proper road on the way to Clevedon was like a living nightmare, I was very worried I was going to hit other cars. Steering also seems to be getting me down. It's rather hard to come out of a T-junction and keep to your side of the road AND push-pull steer AND keep it smooth.
Damn you, GTA III!
I've been talking about it for a while, and have arrived at my new, better (hopefully) and far more public (which means I use my full name very often) blog and doodlepad.
Ladies and gentlemen, please give a round of applause for...
It's about Design & Tech!
Oh the marketing joy!
Big letters! Colourful colours! Loud! Bang! Whoosh! Whooooo!
...and have done for a while.
Go on, guess how I thought I would use it.
It's not mine from tomorrow.