Macheads in love August 31, 2007Posted by reverseengineer in iMacs, Wala lang.
Nothing really. Just wanted to say I got a tricked-out 20-inch 2.4GHz aluminum iMac this morning, and I am in love.
I can’t get over how nice this thing is. I’ve had troops of our graphic artists and editorial folk coming in and out of my office oohing and aahing at everything from the thin keyboard to the silver casing to the black logo and glorious screen. Man.
Full review coming soon.
Ok, now back to regular programming.
Retro blogging August 27, 2007Posted by reverseengineer in Oddities, Reminiscing, Share/Freeware, Wala lang.
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In our endless wandering on the Internets, the Doodler stumbled across something WordPress bloggers might find a bit interesting: a retro MacOS theme (which incidentally enough, is also its formal name) that uses 1-bit System 1.0 graphics. You can’t get more retro than this clunky monochromatic look. Who’da thought that in the future, pixellation would be cool?
Try the Retro MacOS Theme if you’ve a mind to, although for this Doodler, it’s a bit too hardcore. System 7, maybe. Even if I cut my teeth on Macs staring at screens like this for hours on end back in the day, it’s something I wouldn’t exactly want to revisit. Too retro for me, man.
See it here.
Stick ‘er where? July 24, 2007Posted by reverseengineer in Oddities, People, Wala lang.
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Is there some unspoken rule, some commandment tacitly understood and obeyed by all Mac users that the best place to put your white Apple sticker is in the lower right corner of your car’s rear window? Is this rule in fine print in the documentation that comes with the Mac that I didn’t read but obey instinctively, like the lemming that I am? Has there been some whispered conspiracy passed down from user to user that I never got wind of but am following anyway by sheer unconscious impulse?
I just find it odd that I come across the white sticker on cars all the time, either on the left or the right lower corner of the back window (sometimes on the upper corners, but not too often), but when I ask the car owners why they put it there (theorizing that it’s some secret code or practice of their particular MUG), they just say, nothing really, it just “felt” right.
I’ve put one on the same location on three or more cars that have passed through my hands – without being told. It looked particularly appropriate on my wife’s all-white Honda Civic hatchback, although at the time she couldn’t understand my partiality for Macs (she’s since come around). I saw a friend at the car wash this weekend and it was in his Mazda‘s rear lower left corner, and when I asked him about it, he just shrugged. Looks nice there, he said. The Kool Aid has some subtle side effects, don’t it?
Just curious, where do you guys put yours?
Reverse text engineering July 2, 2007Posted by reverseengineer in Wala lang.
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(.ʍou ʇɥbıɹ uʍop ǝpısdn doʇdɐ1 ɹnoʎ buıp1oɥ pıdnʇs ʎ11ɐǝɹ ʞoo1 noʎ’ʎɐʍ ǝɥʇ ʎq)
.ǝɹǝɥ ʇno ʇı ʞɔǝɥɔ .uoıʇuǝɯ oʇ ɥbnouǝ 1ooɔ 11ıʇs ʇnq ‘ʇsǝʇɥbı1s ǝɥʇ uı sɔɐɯ oʇ pǝʇɐ1ǝɹ ʇou .ʇxǝʇ dı1ɟ ɹo/puɐ ǝsɹǝʌǝɹ uɐɔ ʇɐɥʇ bbıp ɥbnoɹɥʇ ǝʇıs sıɥʇ punoɟ ı