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Megahertz…

Thursday, December 31st, 2009 by calixton

…from the days before gigahertz. Another batch of Apple Computer ads from the late, great pages of MacAddict magazine. In the year 2000 we were still running laptops on 400MHz PowerPC G3s and desktops on 500MHz G4s. Just short of ten years later and smartphones—in this case, the iPhone 3G S—are running CPUs at 600MHz. […]

No more floppies…

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 by calixton

…(of the data storage variety). More MacAddict-excised Apple ads from the late ’90s. Miss T actually had a Bondi blue iMac—her first computer! My first laptop was a PowerBook G3 like the one in the thumbnail above. Good times.

Thought different…

Sunday, December 13th, 2009 by calixton

…Apple ads from the ’90s. In an effort to create more clear, horizontal spaces in the house, I’ve taken the small step of throwing out a stack of old MacAddict magazines. The stack starts in the late ’90s, at the lowest point of Apple Computer, Inc.’s mindshare and stock price—Steve Jobs had just returned to […]

One persimmon…

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 by calixton

…two persimmon, three persimmon, four. My family has a persimmon tree which has, for reasons unknown, produced a bumper crop of fruit this year. Sadly, I’m not a persimmon consumer. For me, a persimmon tree is something more interesting to look at than to eat fruit from: Fortunately, Miss T enjoys both viewing and eating […]

Covered-in-chocolate…

Sunday, December 6th, 2009 by calixton

…cashew redux. After November’s Covered-in-Chocolate (CIC) meeting I wondered why my CIC choice, cashews, weren’t better. Our tasting group concluded that the cashews weren’t bad—just not very cashewy. A couple of ideas to bring the cashew flavor “up” included dark chocolate (vs. milk), a thinner chocolate coating, and saltier cashews. A few weeks later, I […]