Re: Electric Quilt 6? Worth it??
- From: Connie <SewCreativeAT@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2007 13:12:10 -0500
Sandy <invalid@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
In article <310720072251257134%SewCreativeAT@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Connie <SewCreativeAT@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Sandy <invalid@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Deal! Though, with the way *I* throw tantrums, you may end up with a
guest on your couch! <wink>
Yeah, that's true ... I'm just sensitive about it because a few years
back, Apple stopped supporting Serial ports in their OS - and because
of that, Wacom (the people who make my graphics tablet - and boy, are
those things expensive - at least, at the time they were - upwards of
$500-750) stopped supporting them, too. So kajillions (you know, the
technical number) of graphic artists were outta luck and left in the
cold with worthless but NEW equipment that wouldn't work under Mac OS.
Well, it could easily be said that Wacom knew it was going to happen -
that their drivers wouldn't be supported under the new OS and STILL put
out the series.
I'm not a big fan of Wacom support. Their answer to the issue was to
tell those who owned 1 year old tablets to just suck it up and upgrade
- usually to the tune of $500 at least.
Do a search on Wacom tablet complaints - you'll find a LOT. But the
tablets are unequaled - they're industry standard and the first to ever
take the tablets to the home market. And they are THE best.
Now, don't get me wrong ... I LOVE new gadgetry - and anything Apple is
AWESOME and a "gotta have." And Apple has always gone out of their way
when it comes to customer service (another reason I'm a Mac person and
will never go back to PCs) ... but it's still annoying.
I agree with you -- I love Apple "stuff". That said, I don't think an
iPhone is in my future. It's *expensive*, and I have a contract with
Verizon right now, which doesn't work with the iPhone. However, I have
my Mac (the latest of many), and I also have an iPod, which I adore. :)
I don't have an iPod (and yep, I get teased about that in my Mac
group). I wanted an MP3 player AND a phone (cause if I have two things
to keep track of, I won't for long!) so I got the Sony 800-something.
It's pretty good ... but I am on Cingular/AT&T and when my contract
rolls around, I'm going to upgrade. Not because I'll get a deal
(they're not doing it that way AFAIK) but because my phone will be two
years old and I DESERVE a new one (not really, but that's how hubby
sees my need to get an iPhone!).
But with Cing's crappy service, I do deserve an iPhone for dealing with
all the dropped calls, error messages, etc. :/
With Tiger and Leopard, they left out some machines on the upgrade/sys
requirements, and others left in - no real rhyme or reason. Like my
DD's G3 - it's the ONLY iMac that can't have it's processor upgraded.
They purposefully made it obsolete right out of the box. A OLD 233MHz
can be upgraded theoretically to a 1.6GHz. But hers (600MHz) is left
out of the loop.
I guess I don't know enough about why they did that to have any
From what I remember it was all about who they contracted tomanufacture the microchips. My DD's DV was, IIRC, manufactured by
Motorola - and they didn't leave any room for upgrades. The rest were
manufactured by someone else, whose name escapes me for the moment. :/
The average (or at least in the old days) Mac-head LOVED upgrading
their machine. I've taken mine apart (and probably paid more in the end
in upgrades than I would have a brand new one - but where's the fun in
that?? LOL) literally dozens of times. I've added newer and better
drives, processors - even replaced my power supply (all easy as pie on
a Mac - harder than training a demented monkey with a PC)! I've built
Macs from older machines! But, too many times, Apple's ignored the fact
that a lot of Maccers love to get their hands in the innards and play
around. The Mac Mini (have one) is a nightmare to mod. It's even worse
than a PC. You darn near have to break it to get inside.
I have to admit that I never replaced most of the innards on my Macs. I
did upgrade memory, starting with my MacPlus and going from there, and I
did a couple of power supplies and such. In fact, at one time I was the
Apple techie for the school district where I taught -- I did tech
support and hardware repairs for all of the machines in the district in
my spare time after teaching French all day. I loved it and only quit
when my back wouldn't let me lift heavy stuff anymore. I'm way behind
the times now, though; but I did replace a bunch of different things in
my iBook at one point.
Okay, now I feel silly for acting like I was the know-all about Macs. :)
You know, outside of my work friendships (who are all Mac-heads) and
you - no one else I know (other than my Dad - who's a Mac Guru) would
have the slightest idea on how to crack the chasis. So, I usually
assume that no one else would, either. I've even had to explain why you
can't just stick Tiger on a PC (had a friend that did that - not
kidding). So, I'm sorry for thinking that that you might not be as
Mac-Head-y as me.
AFAICT, you're more than me! Heck, you've got an Intel! :)
But they did, from everything my buds have told me, do the MacBooks
right. Them you can mod six ways to Sunday. I've been told that if you
ever want to change out the processors yourself, it's a matter of
unscrewing a few screws, unplugging a few cables and Voila! you've
modded your machine.
I'm not sure about that, since I haven't opened my MacBook yet. However,
I've seen videos of how easy it is to replace RAM and hard drives, and
it truly is a snap.
Well, I don't blame you - I never looked forward to cracking the
chasis. I'd just sit there, reading up on the mod I was going to make,
staring at it for hours. And with the MacBooks - you don't need to mod!
They're still top of the line (and from what I've heard, will be for a
The next mod you make will probably be to insert a card to control your
Yeesh ... sorry for getting so geeky. But at least, maybe you can tell
that if you ever have a Mac hardware issue, I can help you! ;)
Good to know! :)
Pfft. You're being really nice, but I really did stick my foot in my
But, I did take a shower and I haven't gone outside, so it doesn't
taste THAT bad. Could use some salt, though. :)
Not that you'd want me to touch your baby! :)
I don't know about that, but we probably aren't geographically close
enough anyway. <G>
Ooooh! Math for Quilters! Finally - maybe I can get and absorb what all
those formulas are in figuring out yardage requirements, scaling
triangles, etc. I always have to look up cheats when I design quilts -
it'd be nice if they became second nature! :)
I didn't notice that one! Sounds good! :)
And I have YOU to thank!! So the next time that I'm designing a quilt
and can just figure out the math without screaming, pulling out hair,
or drooling like an idiot, I will have YOU to thank! :)
Oh good! I *love* having people grateful -- let's see ... what can I ask
WhatEVER you want! And yep, I mean that! :)
Happy quilting & quilty hugs!!
I've started a FREE eZine ... and I've posted *LOTS* of free applique patterns!
Check it out! :)
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