I'll be at work- for some reason they don't celebrate the 4th of July in Austria.
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« on: June 26, 2006, 12:31:02 PM »
I'm not Jolie, but I'll answer anyway. I've switched external hard drives between macs & pcs without problems, but I think it depends on the brand of drive. I seem to remember Maxtor or whatever they're called being ok, but LaCie only working on mac.
Non-Traditional Students / Re: Stupid stuff strangers, family and friends have said when told of your plans:« on: June 23, 2006, 12:58:24 AM »
...and here's where I ask on behalf of all our curious readers, where were you that you were drinking spicy food?
« on: June 23, 2006, 12:55:20 AM »
I use a 2 button Kensington optical scroll mouse with my mac, and I right-click all over the place. I can do everthing with the right-click on my mac at home that I can do with the right-click on my PC at work.
btw, thanks for turning this into a mac thread. I'm not a mac-preacher but I do think they need more exposure, especially in LS!
« on: June 22, 2006, 06:14:39 AM »
I'm about to purchase my school's recommended Dell laptop, even though I have a great Powerbook (purchased just 7 months before the Mac Intel switch so Bootcamp is not an option). My PB has all the Omni software plus all of MS Office, but since Denver explicitly says no Macs I decided to just go ahead and buy the Dell.
It's not that I have the $$ to waste- far from it- but I have firsthand experience with other university IT departments flat out refusing to deal with Macs at all. It usually went something like "You can't access the network? Must be because you have a Mac. Nevermind that the guy on the PC next to you can't get on either..."
I plan on using the Dell ONLY for school stuff- all the fun stuff I do with Adobe, FinalCut, Macromedia, will stay with the PB...not that I'll have time for the fun stuff
I agree that you could certainly spin this to your advantage. If I managed to turn a 3 year stint as a ski instructor into a good PS, a band gig can be really good, too.
By the way, I've also known a lot of people in the music industry. Just like everywhere else, there are the lazy ones and the driven ones. Make sure they know you're one of the driven.
Non-Traditional Students / Re: Stupid stuff strangers, family and friends have said when told of your plans« on: June 12, 2006, 06:01:20 AM »
samesongtwice- that must have been REALLY frustrating, especially coming from your grandmother. How did you respond? Or did you...?
This might just be panic talk, but I'm considering buying the $400 LS parking permit even though I'm hoping I won't need to use it. I'm hoping to be within walking/biking/public distance to school, but I'm wondering about those heavy book loads, weather, and bus schedules. Currently, I never have to wait more than 10 minutes for any bus, streetcar, or subway. I suspect I'm a little spoiled with my current easy public transportation.
I'm paranoid enough about the first year anyway, and don't want to put myself at any disadvantage by making it tough to get to campus. $400 is a lot for parking, but in the grand scheme of things, it is a drop in the bucket...