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D3k61
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Oct 4, 2006, 10:08 PM
 
Originally Posted by stefanicotine
Nah, this is what you're thinking of



I love Allsop mousepads. I have one myself. It isn't anything like the one D3k61 has but they definitely have a nice line of products

Nice Wacom tablet. I just have the cheap Graphire but have been thinking if getting an Intuos. How do you like it?
     
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Originally Posted by amru
oh ok, i thought the mouse pad was something like those 'pads' artists use to draw straight from it to the comp.

i think it says Lexar, but i dont know the product/
It does say Lexar... it's a Firewire Compact Flash card reader
     
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Oct 4, 2006, 10:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by D3k61
Nice Wacom tablet. I just have the cheap Graphire but have been thinking if getting an Intuos. How do you like it?
I have a Graphire 4x5 as well. To be honest, the quality increase is inspiring. When I had my Graphire I couldn't get inspired to draw. All my lines came out squiggly or rough. I didn't think an Intuos would be much different, but it really is.

If you visit the Wacom site you can see the difference in specs, but they neglect to tell you that while the Graphire feels like drawing on plastic (with plastic), the Intuos feels like drawing a blemish-free canvas with a fine-point marker (Depends on which nibs you use as well. It comes with a whole bunch. Springy ones for painting, rough ones for charcoals, etc). It really is sensational.

One thing I didn't like at first was the size. With a 4x5 you get used to covering the entire screen with a flick of the wrist. But my Intuos is a 9x12. It might not sound daunting, but it really is. You really have to move your arms around. I got used to it though, and now I could never go back.

The 9x12 is great, but it's almost too much. Unless you're really into canvas paintings, you might find it too tasking. If you're using your tablet to replace your mouse, or just for casual sketches, then I'd recommend the 6x8 (or 6x11 if you have a widescreen). It's also alot cheaper then the 9x12.

But everything about it is so awesome. The sensitivity is outstanding, and the ability to tilt your brush rocks. The shortcut buttons come in handy, especially the touch sliders. I think, by default, they're set to zoom and change brush size, but you can assign any shortcut key to them. The only thing I find dumb about the shortcut buttons is how awkward it is to reach over your drawing hand just to press a shortcut key on the left side. It'd be faster to use your keyboard. But I guess they have them on the left side for left-handed people.

Wow, this got long. Haha, to sum it up: buy one, it's well worth the penny!
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Oct 4, 2006, 11:50 PM
 
I have an el-cheapo tablet-drawing-pen-thingy as well from a long time ago, never could get used to it and mine was NOT a Wacom. Since I now do my comic I have been thinking about getting a Wacom though!

Well, once I get some money rolling in I might just have to grab me one of them, very nice!
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Oct 5, 2006, 12:11 AM
 
Originally Posted by stefanicotine
Nah, this is what you're thinking of



I love Allsop mousepads. I have one myself. It isn't anything like the one D3k61 has but they definitely have a nice line of products
yup thats wht i was talking about. btw real clean setup stefanicotine. +1 [almost didnt notice the 2nd display]
     
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Originally Posted by amru
yup thats wht i was talking about. btw real clean setup stefanicotine. +1 [almost didnt notice the 2nd display]
Thanks! You should see the chords I'm hiding! I used to have that glass desk but it was just too impractical. Here's my whole desk (my scanner, external hard drive, camera, camcorder, iPod, subwoofer, and phone are all hidden inside of it), I couldn't help but iPhoto it up:

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Oct 5, 2006, 03:02 AM
 
wow. is the mounted display fixed or can you move it [like tilt a few degrees up or down & side to side]

props to you man.
     
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Oct 5, 2006, 03:05 AM
 
Originally Posted by amru
wow. is the mounted display fixed or can you move it [like tilt a few degrees up or down & side to side]

props to you man.
Sadly, it's fixed. I'd eventualy like to buy a VESA arm. And an ACD
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Oct 5, 2006, 04:21 AM
 
The word CLEAN just comes to mind here. Nice setup stefanicotine
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Great setup stefanicotine. While we're at it, how do you like that chair? (It's one of those where you sorta sit on your knees, right?) Thanks.
     
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Not as clean a desk as others but here is a pic with the 24"er in the air.
     
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Originally Posted by slpdLoad
Great setup stefanicotine. While we're at it, how do you like that chair? (It's one of those where you sorta sit on your knees, right?) Thanks.
Like most teenagers nowadays, I have pretty bad posture. I got the knee chair because I heard it helps straighten you out. Not only has it done that, but it's probably the comfiest chair I've used. It's almost *impossible* to slouch in this chair. It really forces good posture.

My only regret is that it doesn't have a backrest for those times you just want to relax.

bjones211, that thing looks huge! I love the wallpaper too. That's one thing Windows will never have over Apple. The defaul Apple wallpapers are gourgeous
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Oct 6, 2006, 11:17 AM
 
Here is my set up. I am very proud of it. We totally updated the lab this summer. I am the tech teacher for the elementary school located in Georgia.

( Last edited by jlemons; Oct 6, 2006 at 11:50 AM. )
     
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Oct 6, 2006, 11:36 AM
 
stefanicotine,



Your sig is too big. The max size in this forum is 200 x 50.
     
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Oct 6, 2006, 12:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by jlemons
Here is my set up. I am very proud of it. We totally updated the lab this summer. I am the tech teacher for the elementary school located in Georgia.

Very nice! I love the giant Apple logo on the wall. I would've loved to have that lab in my elementary school!
     
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Originally Posted by mitchell_pgh
Your sig is too big. The max size in this forum is 200 x 50.
It's twice as long and half as thick, hardly a violation
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Oct 6, 2006, 01:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by stefanicotine
It's twice as long and half as thick, hardly a violation
<off topic> Trim the sig or you''ll be trimmed from these forums.
     
stefanicotine
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Originally Posted by mindwaves
<off topic> Trim the sig or you''ll be trimmed from these forums.
lol, consider it trimmed
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Sold my Mac mini for some all in one goodness, picture isn't great, think my camera is next in line for replacement...

     
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Oct 12, 2006, 11:45 AM
 
Originally Posted by bealzabobs_youruncle
Sold my Mac mini for some all in one goodness, picture isn't great, think my camera is next in line for replacement...

Nice and clean Any chance you could link us to that awesome wallpaper?
     
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Oct 12, 2006, 05:43 PM
 
Originally Posted by stefanicotine
Nice and clean Any chance you could link us to that awesome wallpaper?
It's called ELE__The_ender, not sure where I got it, likely on interfaceift.com
     
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Oct 18, 2006, 11:58 AM
 
OMG that is amazing!
     
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Oct 18, 2006, 08:18 PM
 
What size monitors are those? I take it your notebook is separate and merely there for looks/convenience, as opposed to being a span. Also, what kind of keyboard/mouse combo is that? Bluetooth?
     
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Oct 18, 2006, 08:37 PM
 
Going from left to right - 19" WS Viewsonic - 24" iMac - 13" MacBook

Right now, I try my best to sync my MacBook with the iMac so I can work comfortably out in the world or in my office.

The Keyboard is a Logitech S530 Setup and the Audio is all hooked up through the 5.1 Sony DVD Dream System on the left below the Viewsonic.
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dbranham
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Oct 18, 2006, 08:53 PM
 
Is it the X530 or S530 setup? I could only find the former online. Does that mouse have the same scroll wheel as the Logitech Revolution that supposedly spins freely after you let go of it? Does that combo, or a similar one, come in Bluetooth?

I love your desk, btw. Your expose on the Redmond copy machine was funny, as well.
     
quiklee
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Oct 18, 2006, 09:08 PM
 
it's the 530 setup . . . you can find it on buy.com or even better . . go to ebay . . . the mouse is not like the revolution . . the scroll wheel isn't as free and the response isn't as tight, but it's good enough for what i need to get done . . . and no, it's not bluetooth, but it has a really small receiver (think usb flash drive) that plugs into your usb hub and you're good to go.

thanks for the compliment on my iMac site . . i've been really trying to build it up . . .
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Oct 22, 2006, 09:58 PM
 
I kind of have runner-up/out of date everything d=
iMac 17" 1.83Ghz Core 2 Duo
512MB RAM

Other stuff in picture:
Logitech X620 Speakers
Ipod Mini 6gig 2G
PSP
DS Phat with broken hinge (would buy a DS lite but...broke from my imac still)
Homemade wooden iPod dock
and...taken with a crappy camera.
( Last edited by Drew; Oct 28, 2006 at 05:46 PM. Reason: Added picture thumbnail/resize)
     
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Here's a picture of my iMac setup.

Apple 20'' 2.16GHz IC2D iMac
Apple 1G 2GB White iPod Nano
JBL Creature II White Speaker
HP Photosmart C3180 Printer
     
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dohidied what external monitor is that with the imac?
     
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Is that one of those binary clocks on the right?
     
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Originally Posted by ecking01 View Post
dohidied what external monitor is that with the imac?
Westinghouse 19" TV

Originally Posted by Mongoos150 View Post
Is that one of those binary clocks on the right?
Yep, got it from ThinkGeek.com.
     
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Nice setups everyone. I think it would be funnier without quoting the picture?
     
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Hehe can you actually read it?!
     
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Originally Posted by Mongoos150 View Post
Hehe can you actually read it?!
Yeah, it takes me a minute though. It's 02:16:23 in the picture .
     
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great looking setup guys! I'll post mine up when I get access to a camera
20'' iMac 2.16 C2D: 2GB
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Hi there, I got my iMac 20'' Core 2 Duo. be happy to share the pics with you all.



and with my oooold PowerMac G4
     
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I just got this bad boy in the mail 2 days ago!! I love it, what a fantastic machine and an amazing piece of design.

     
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Heres mine. 17" iMac CD and a 17" Dell Ultrasharp.

     
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Originally Posted by crashovrride View Post
Heres mine. 17" iMac CD and a 17" Dell Ultrasharp.

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j2...e/HPIM0760.jpg
Why does that remind me of the Apple portrait display?
     
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Originally Posted by 43% burnt View Post
I just got this bad boy in the mail 2 days ago!! I love it, what a fantastic machine and an amazing piece of design.


Nice mousepad

-needless to say the iMac is gorgeous-
     
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Originally Posted by crashovrride View Post
Heres mine. 17" iMac CD and a 17" Dell Ultrasharp.

What is that remote in the bottom right for?
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Looks like a DirectTV remote.
     
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Yeah, its a DirectTV remote.
     
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hope you all aprove. =) oh and any suggestions on where to buy alcohol online? I've gotten tired of paying an arm and a leg at bars, so i decided to just build up a collection. but there is so much out there and i get so lost when choosing the next one that is going to go on the shelve.

     
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Originally Posted by Mr Kino View Post
[...] but there is so much out there and i get so lost when choosing the next one that is going to go on the shelve. [sic]
I'm not seeing any Grey Goose up there - that'd get my vote for your next bottle. Vendor choice is up to you.
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Jack and Skyy, thats all you need.
     
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Here's mine. The printer kinda takes away the mojo, but it's usually hidden by the chair.

     
 
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