Have I told you recently how much I love my Interim Solution?

by Suw on August 25, 2004

Probably not, considering that I only got it yesterday…
You may or may not know (or care), but I have been yearning after a Mac for a couple of months now. Well, actually it's been about a decade, but it wasn't until I saw Macs in action at BlogTalk that I became totally smitten and decided that a Mac was essential to my future personal and professional well-being.
Thing is, Macs aren't cheap, and I'm not flush at the moment, so I'd put the Mac on hold. Until, that is, a friend of mine offered me his ol' worn-out 15″ G4 PowerBook. Like I was going to say no! The battery is totally b0rked, the firewire is knackered and there is no Airport card, but other than it's just fine and dandy. HD is a bit small, and the processor a bit slow, but it is half the size/weight of my PC laptop, and it's a Mac!
Thus this is my Interim Solution between not having a Mac and having the Mac of My Dreams. I have a couple of people keeping eyes out for spare batteries which actually work, and my friend has located a spare Airport card he is going to send to me, and I have moved my ADSL modem about so that the ethernet cable now reaches (although it also stands a good chance of tripping up anyone who walks in the front door), so I am at least online now. Well, obviously. Wouldn't be posting this if I wasn't. Need to buy a USB mouse on the weekend too – trackpad drives me nuts.
I will still save up for a 12″ iBook/PowerBook, (now I've got a PowerBook I'm kind of in lurve), but at least this means that I won't now be accused of absconding with someone else's laptop every time I go up to London.
*happy sigh*
Oh, and I'm SubEthaEdited up to the hilt! Go SubEthaEdit!

Anonymous August 26, 2004 at 8:49 am

Judging by the PayPal module just to the right of that post…..
'''Buy me a Mac PowerBook
Just ?1470 to go! (Target: ?1500)'''
It looks likes a good windfall!

Anonymous August 26, 2004 at 1:24 pm

Wow is the UK expensive! If you went to the US it is only $1099 US for a 12″ ibook, $1599 for the powerbook.
I have a 15″ tibook, and really want to upgrade to one with more hard drive and the 10.3 OS, but I have convinced myself I'll wait until the G5 powerbooks come out. BTW – the airport cards are fab.
Hi from Canada

Anonymous August 27, 2004 at 7:26 am

I luv (er love) my 12″ iBook. I thought I wouldn't enjoy the keyboard but it's a dream you will love it!

Anonymous August 27, 2004 at 9:58 am

Looks like the description of my dear worn out Titanium 🙂
But mine has more scars: “O” key is missing too 😉

Anonymous August 27, 2004 at 8:12 pm

Oooh – I'm missing the 'x' on my titanium. Why X?? It's not like I sit all day typing 'x-ray' on it?? Mine also has many many scars and a tendancy to overheat, but I still love it

Anonymous August 28, 2004 at 8:36 am

Do either of you own parrots ? It seems that one of the favourite passtimes of all parrots is removing keys from keyboards. Our parrot, Humphrey, is desperate to remove my iBook's F6, W and T keys. So far he has failed, but I have to type extra hard on them. He also enjoys destroying sunflower seeds over it, leaving all kinds of crumbs etc under the keys, hindering smooth typing action.


Anonymous August 28, 2004 at 1:47 pm

My jealously level just went through the roof. Plus a colleague at work is getting an ibook soon too. Damn it. Mark

Anonymous August 29, 2004 at 9:13 am

Ooh, I know, the UK is horribly expensive. 🙁 However, going over the the states and getting it there would actually end up more expensive when you add in the air fare 😉
I must admit though, the thought of a G5 powerbook is a nice one. I wonder if I can hang on til then. I now have the airport card in my bag, and I bought a usb mouse, so the only thing I need to get now is a battery and I'm set.

Anonymous August 29, 2004 at 9:16 am

Join us… join the Mac l33t… you know you want to… just thinkg… you'd have bouncy icons and SubEthaEdit. How can you resist?

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