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If it's any consolation, there are plenty of us... 4,877 Views / 100 Replies  
If it's any consolation, there are plenty of us who continued visiting the main news page every day, but who gave up on the forums years ago. :)
Posted by Montanan, on Jun 26, 2016 at 09:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks for that. I hope by now you've finally... 4,942 Views / 100 Replies  
Thanks for that. I hope by now you've finally given up the IT gig, and gone to caption-writing full time.
Posted by Montanan, on Jun 21, 2016 at 02:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Definitely sad news, and enough to get me to log... 4,942 Views / 100 Replies  
Definitely sad news, and enough to get me to log in here for the first time since 2010. It's been a dozen years since I was a regular poster here, but I still feel a weird kinship to the place, and...
Posted by Montanan, on Jun 21, 2016 at 01:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
See you there ... despite the fact that all the... 1,217 Views / 43 Replies  
See you there ... despite the fact that all the cool kids are going to be over at the Nikon booth. ;)
Posted by Montanan, on Jan 11, 2008 at 07:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We doing lunch again this year? :) 902 Views / 30 Replies  
We doing lunch again this year? :)
Posted by Montanan, on Dec 18, 2007 at 08:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If you think a pdf would serve your needs, I'd... 705 Views / 6 Replies  
If you think a pdf would serve your needs, I'd give it another try ... the LJBook server's flaked out on me once or twice, but it ultimately works. I just successfully tested it with my own LJ,...
Posted by Montanan, on Jan 3, 2007 at 10:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I doubt this will be of much help, since it only... 705 Views / 6 Replies  
I doubt this will be of much help, since it only creates a PDF, but you could take a look at LJ Book (http://www.ljbook.com/).
Posted by Montanan, on Jan 3, 2007 at 09:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, I wouldn't want to give a specific... 1,943 Views / 66 Replies  
Well, I wouldn't want to give a specific recommendation without doing some research, but in general I think that lenses which combine wide-angle and major telephoto capabilities in one unit are more...
Posted by Montanan, on Mar 22, 2006 at 07:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
A bit of advice from a local (and hard core)... 1,943 Views / 66 Replies  
A bit of advice from a local (and hard core) photographer: beware the staff of F-11! A couple of them are fairly well-informed, but the majority of them are idiots. :brick:

I would definitely...
Posted by Montanan, on Mar 21, 2006 at 07:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Another vote for the Nikon, Dave. I'm very... 1,943 Views / 66 Replies  
Another vote for the Nikon, Dave. I'm very pleased with my D70 ... very ergonomic and, I think, far superior in build quality to the equivalent Canon. And at the consumer level, at least, the Nikon...
Posted by Montanan, on Mar 20, 2006 at 10:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yep, I was there, all right ... had lunch with... 907 Views / 25 Replies  
Yep, I was there, all right ... had lunch with the good and noble Demonhood on Tuesday, in fact.

But no one else showed up! :-p
Posted by Montanan, on Jan 13, 2006 at 12:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'll be there. :cool: 1,774 Views / 50 Replies  
I'll be there. :cool:
Posted by Montanan, on Jan 6, 2006 at 02:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, I'll be there ... all day Tuesday (sans... 1,774 Views / 50 Replies  
Well, I'll be there ... all day Tuesday (sans keynote), and possibly part of Wednesday and Thursday. Hopefully a few MacNN people will be able to meet up along the way.
Posted by Montanan, on Dec 15, 2005 at 07:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I definitely agree ... but I think this entire... 1,319 Views / 37 Replies  
I definitely agree ... but I think this entire selection from NBC is basically a marketing experiment, and that $9.99 price point is part of that. They're trying to figure out what will sell in this...
Posted by Montanan, on Dec 7, 2005 at 12:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They seem to be doing it in some cases, but not... 1,319 Views / 37 Replies  
They seem to be doing it in some cases, but not others. Looking at Law and Order, for example, you can buy all 22 episodes of Season 1 for $35.99, but the 10 episodes of the current season are...
Posted by Montanan, on Dec 6, 2005 at 11:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
While there are definitely still people out there... 13,621 Views / 290 Replies  
While there are definitely still people out there shooting with Leicas and Hasselblads, there's little doubt that their number is stagnant at best in absolute terms, and dropping rapidly in relative...
Posted by Montanan, on Dec 6, 2005 at 11:19 AM, in Applications
Hmmm ... the Tonight Show and Light Night... 1,319 Views / 37 Replies  
Hmmm ... the Tonight Show and Light Night offerings are mostly just clips, but still for $1.99. :(

Also, they've added old Battlestar Galactica episodes, and the USA Network's Monk.
Posted by Montanan, on Dec 6, 2005 at 07:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
More iTunes TV shows! 1,319 Views / 37 Replies  
So the iTunes store TV show selection has just expanded exponentially ... with a number of old and new series from NBC. Included are:

Adam-12
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Dragnet
Knight Rider...
Posted by Montanan, on Dec 6, 2005 at 07:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yep. There are actually two small files that... 13,621 Views / 290 Replies  
Yep. There are actually two small files that need to be hacked to run your copy of Aperture on unsupported hardware -- one disables the hardware check in the installation package, and the other (in...
Posted by Montanan, on Dec 5, 2005 at 11:32 PM, in Applications
Well, I just got Aperture running on an... 13,621 Views / 290 Replies  
Well, I just got Aperture running on an officially-unsupported system -- a 1.8 GHz G5 iMac with the GeForce FX 5200 chipset and 1 GB RAM.

Basically, my impressions are similar to those Tooki noted...
Posted by Montanan, on Dec 4, 2005 at 04:31 PM, in Applications
So can someone post at least a hint as to what... 13,621 Views / 290 Replies  
So can someone post at least a hint as to what the "non-traditional" means are? :)
Posted by Montanan, on Dec 4, 2005 at 12:34 PM, in Applications
By that logic, though, anyone who ever attends... 1,774 Views / 50 Replies  
By that logic, though, anyone who ever attends any event that they have an avocational interest in is creepy. Football fans, people who attend music concerts ... and on and on.

And it would also...
Posted by Montanan, on Nov 28, 2005 at 09:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'll be there ... third year in a row! So... 1,774 Views / 50 Replies  
I'll be there ... third year in a row!

So Demonhood, will there be an official MacNN luncheon again this year? :)
Posted by Montanan, on Nov 28, 2005 at 08:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think it's interesting -- and slightly amusing... 2,228 Views / 33 Replies  
I think it's interesting -- and slightly amusing -- that a lot of people would choose a white iPod based on the fact that iPods are "supposed" to be white. The iPod has only existed for four years,...
Posted by Montanan, on Oct 28, 2005 at 08:23 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I got black because I thought the color would be... 2,228 Views / 33 Replies  
I got black because I thought the color would be a better background for the display of photos and videos.

And it's gorgeous. :)
Posted by Montanan, on Oct 27, 2005 at 11:52 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Nah ... if they were as cool as I imagine them to... 8,379 Views / 72 Replies  
Nah ... if they were as cool as I imagine them to be, I'd just Super Glue them to my ears. :p
Posted by Montanan, on Oct 23, 2005 at 03:45 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I for one would love to see Apple make a... 8,379 Views / 72 Replies  
I for one would love to see Apple make a Bluetooth iPod ... but as an accompaniment to a set of Bluetooth earbuds, rather than as a way to transfer files. I bet that would kill the battery life,...
Posted by Montanan, on Oct 21, 2005 at 10:02 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Actually, I don't mind the look at all. And... 822 Views / 12 Replies  
Actually, I don't mind the look at all. And there are some interesting concepts being explored here. I think the thing has some serious potential ... it will be quite interesting to watch this...
Posted by Montanan, on Oct 21, 2005 at 09:04 AM, in Applications
Woo hoo! My order just entered the "preparing... 8,379 Views / 72 Replies  
Woo hoo! My order just entered the "preparing shipment" phase ... so I guess there's hope.
:cool:
Posted by Montanan, on Oct 20, 2005 at 12:23 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
So has anyone yet received a shipment notice for... 8,379 Views / 72 Replies  
So has anyone yet received a shipment notice for an iPod with engraving? I'm beginning to regret my desire for personalization ... :(
Posted by Montanan, on Oct 19, 2005 at 09:10 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
So when did you guys place your orders? And have... 8,379 Views / 72 Replies  
So when did you guys place your orders? And have you checked to see if your new iPods are shipping from the US, or direct from China?

And congratulations, BTW! :)
Posted by Montanan, on Oct 17, 2005 at 03:06 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Just ordered a black 60 gig model ... on impulse,... 3,143 Views / 58 Replies  
Just ordered a black 60 gig model ... on impulse, I decided to have it engraved with "Don't Panic" as a Douglas Adams tribute. :)

It's replacing an original 5 gig model, which I bought just a few...
Posted by Montanan, on Oct 14, 2005 at 01:00 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Um, yeah ... well, the hair's started getting a... 1,072 Views / 16 Replies  
Um, yeah ... well, the hair's started getting a little thinner over the past year, and now I'm afraid that if I cut it, I'll never see it again. :)
Posted by Montanan, on Jan 29, 2005 at 09:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Just wanted to say that it was really wonderful... 1,072 Views / 16 Replies  
Just wanted to say that it was really wonderful to meet all you guys at MWSF ... I had a lot of fun hanging out with everyone on Tuesday afternoon.

And great photos as always, DH! And thanks for...
Posted by Montanan, on Jan 28, 2005 at 08:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sure, I'll take one. :) Since I just have... 2,480 Views / 64 Replies  
Sure, I'll take one. :)

Since I just have an exhibit hall pass I won't be able to join you guys for the keynote, but I'd love to meet up for lunch. What's the time and place?
Posted by Montanan, on Jan 5, 2005 at 03:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, I'm unfortunately too poor/cheap to attend... 2,480 Views / 64 Replies  
Well, I'm unfortunately too poor/cheap to attend the keynote (unless Demonhood knows how to sneak me in ;) ), but I'll be around later that day if anyone wants to get together for some food or...
Posted by Montanan, on Dec 28, 2004 at 01:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
lol ... I'll have to work on that. Clearly, I've... 2,480 Views / 64 Replies  
lol ... I'll have to work on that. Clearly, I've been gone a while. :)
Posted by Montanan, on Dec 22, 2004 at 09:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'll be there again, second year in a row! I... 2,480 Views / 64 Replies  
I'll be there again, second year in a row! I should be at the expo parts of Tuesday and Wednesday, if any of the MacNN old-timers want to get together.
Posted by Montanan, on Dec 22, 2004 at 07:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's not exactly true. You can legally... 1,268 Views / 30 Replies  
That's not exactly true. You can legally purchase and use the Student Edition if you -- or any member of your family -- are either a student or an educator. So if you have a kid in elementary...
Posted by Montanan, on Nov 29, 2004 at 08:43 AM, in Applications
You know, thinking about it a bit more ... it... 646 Views / 10 Replies  
You know, thinking about it a bit more ... it seems likely that web browser issues were probably the final nail in the coffin for AOL's Mac client software. Now that AOL has essentially given up on...
Posted by Montanan, on Sep 28, 2004 at 12:16 PM, in Applications
Well, the only thing in AOL's Mac beta area right... 646 Views / 10 Replies  
Well, the only thing in AOL's Mac beta area right now is something called "AOL Connect," which is billed as a way for Mac users to connect to the AOL dial-up and broadband networks without using the...
Posted by Montanan, on Sep 27, 2004 at 10:04 PM, in Applications
Well, since I have an AOL/Windows mailbox to... 2,728 Views / 10 Replies  
Well, since I have an AOL/Windows mailbox to salvage, as well, I've decided to try one of the products designed to do that: ePreserver (http://www.connectedsw.com/Overview/57266). I'll report back...
Posted by Montanan, on Sep 9, 2004 at 08:34 AM, in Applications
Well, I've found a couple of programs and... 2,728 Views / 10 Replies  
Well, I've found a couple of programs and services out there that supposedly extract data from the *Windows* versions of AOL's Personal Filing Cabinet ... but none of them claim to support the Mac. ...
Posted by Montanan, on Sep 8, 2004 at 10:32 PM, in Applications
Yow ... that's quite a culture shock scenario! ... 2,728 Views / 10 Replies  
Yow ... that's quite a culture shock scenario! Hope you and the Big Apple prove to be a good fit for each other. (I lived in SLC for a while, as well ... my undergraduate degree is from Westminster...
Posted by Montanan, on Sep 7, 2004 at 04:41 PM, in Applications
Nope ... just the ability to save individual... 2,728 Views / 10 Replies  
Nope ... just the ability to save individual e-mails as text files, or in AOL's proprietary format. Stupid, stupid software ... grrr!

I suppose if I had a few days to kill I could export all 4000...
Posted by Montanan, on Sep 7, 2004 at 04:03 PM, in Applications
Rescuing old AOL mail ... 2,728 Views / 10 Replies  
So I'm a happy user of the OS X Mail app these days, but I was an AOL user before that ... and so I've still got thousands of old e-mail messages stored in AOL's proprietary "Personal Filing...
Posted by Montanan, on Sep 7, 2004 at 12:07 PM, in Applications
I just got back from a few days in New Orleans... 4,023 Views / 115 Replies  
I just got back from a few days in New Orleans ... dinner one night was at this little hole-in-the-wall place on Bourbon Street:

http://homepage.mac.com/pitamakan/.Pictures/LJ/pitamakan08-30-04.jpg
Posted by Montanan, on Sep 3, 2004 at 10:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I ordered a jar from an import house a few months... 990 Views / 28 Replies  
I ordered a jar from an import house a few months ago, on the advice of an online acquaintance from Sydney. I'm surprised to say that I've grown really fond of the stuff ... the jar's mostly gone,...
Posted by Montanan, on Sep 2, 2004 at 09:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, this probably isn't exactly what you were... 4,023 Views / 115 Replies  
Well, this probably isn't exactly what you were looking for, but have you seen iStockphoto (http://www.istockphoto.com/) ?
Posted by Montanan, on Aug 26, 2004 at 10:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
:: wanders in :: Cool photos! Anyhow, in... 4,023 Views / 115 Replies  
:: wanders in ::

Cool photos! Anyhow, in honor of Demonhood's professed affection for the state of South Dakota, here are a couple of photos I took during a business trip out there last month:
...
Posted by Montanan, on Aug 17, 2004 at 08:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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