Monday, March 27, 2006

Have passport, will travel

Just got my passport. Yay! But... I forgot to ask and pay extra for the 48 page one instead of the standard 24 page. Bleh. Oh well.

Also swung by Ottawa's Mac store and I'm a convert. Depending on whether or not I can negotiate birthday "back-pay" out of my parents, I'll go for the MacBook Pro, a sweet little piece of machinery.

That's it for now.

14 comments:

Hypoxia said...

Excellent! My evil plan to convert all my friends to Macs is coming to fruition! Soon I will have my army of people with aesthetically pleasing computers...

Yay for passports too! That's something I really ought to get done myself.

Wayward Mind said...

I just can't get over the functionality. It's all so damn intuitive and useful (as in utilities and features that people would want and would use!). I love it.

Unfortunately, you'll be the only person I can easily iChat with. :) You'll be shpecial!

hypoxia said...

But I thought I was shpecial already...

Plus there's always Steve. He's the original convert.

Wayward Mind said...

I didn't know Steven uses a Mac? Rockin'. Then we can have a menage a troi. *wink wink, nudge nudge*

hypoxia said...

Um. Might have to pass on the incest. But thanks for offering!

Yeah, he's been a Mac convert for 4 or 5 years now.

Wayward Mind said...

Actually, I was talking about 3-way iChat...

O.O

hypoxia said...

I knew that.

Hey! Look over there - it's Jesus!

*runs away*

Wayward Mind said...

Jesus should post a comment. That bastiche is such a lurker...

PG said...

My son has such bad manners.

God

PG said...

Seriously. A Mac?

I LOVE what the Mac can do. I hate the limitations imposed by the fact that many software vendors don't cater to the Mac. AND I love to tinker with my PC. So Intel-based PC I remain... Wait. The new Mac is running on an Intel chip. WHat to say? Uhm. I would hate to say I am a Microsoft convert. I CAN run Linux on my PC, and there are some new OS in the way...

Bottom line Pat: Can your new laptop run Dark Age of Camelot? (Or whatever new MMORPG you are addicted to at the time?)

So, what's the plan for us to chat once you go Japanese? GMail chat? ICQ? (I haven't been on ICQ in ages!)

PG

spurkis said...

Say, did you know that you can dual-boot OS X & Windows XP now?

As for the passport, they run out in 5 years, and filling them up can take some time... depending on how much & where you travel. For example, customs officers in europe don't tend to give you a stamp unless you ask for it. Less chance they'll fill up!

I use Adium over iChat because it syncs up with MSN as well as .Mac, AOL, ICQ, etc. As most people I know use MSN, I don't actually have a .Mac account... costs money, and I wouldn't have much use for it. Only good reason to would be for video chats, but I ain't got a webcam. But if that's what you use, and that's all, lemme know.

Wayward Mind said...

No, I don't think the Mac can play DAoC, which is part of the reason I'm drawn to it. Last thing I want to be doing in Japan is playing that damn thing, or any game. I want to be writing again, thinking, learning, teaching, laughing. Not plugged in to a game.

And yeah, Adium is pretty cool. Lots of Apple applications to make use of Windows-based apps/software.

PG said...

Double yeah!

1) Didn't know about the dual boot! Apple has seen the light! The power of Mac OS with the versatility of Windows-based apps!

2) Patrick is kicking off his game addition in pursuit of enlightnment!

Pascal

Wayward Mind said...

It's true! Scary, huh?