The last night with my PowerBook

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  1. lamina macrumors 68000

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    Well friends, tonight I will be bidding farewell to a good friend of mine.

    Thor was sold to an older businessman, but won't officially be in his possession till probably Thursday of this week.

    Tomorrow morning, I embark to Toronto to pick up my black MacBook.

    This PowerBook has got me though some tough times. We've been through it all... breakups, family trouble, other personal issues, and all the while, the little Finder icon was smiling at me, never forgetting the huge part it has played in my life.

    It all began when I picked this laptop up while I was working at an Apple educational reseller. I got a really good deal on it, and maxed out the RAM. Ever since, it's been nothing but smooth sailing. I can say I do love this machine, but it's time for something more portable.

    I plan on teaching English in Korea this fall, and I need something I can move around with easily. I will be purchasing a 20" ACD to hook up my new blackbook to while editing photos and such.

    And so friends, a toast, to Thor.
    :apple:

    Edit: After reading this over, I am a bit teary-eyed. I knew this would happen.
     
  2. forafireescape macrumors 6502a

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    Farewell, Thor...thanks for your faithful service. We salute you.
     
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    For your last night with Thor, I say leave all PowerBook protection on the table and just go at it unprotected.
     
  4. Prof. macrumors 601

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    LMAO! Do the "dirty, dirty":p

    Back on topic: *21 gun salute for Thor*
     
  5. nickster9224 macrumors 6502a

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    well i don't think the new owner wants sloppy seconds
     
  6. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Lamina! I just got rid of my trusty iBook and got a BlackBook last week. I was a bit sad and got a bit teary too, but it was time. You are gonna LOVE the BlackBook- take it from me.

    EDIT- believe me- I felt the same way about my iBook. It never once gave me one bit of trouble and took quite a beating over the years. I sold it to a co-worker, so at least I still get to see it from time to time. :)
     
  7. lamina thread starter macrumors 68000

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    My PowerBook was bareback all its life baby. It's the only way to go.

    I am now typing on my new black MacBook, and I must say... well.. WOW. Wow. Yeah. I like. Wow.

    It doesn't really feel like 'mine' right now... know what I mean?

    Unboxing/orgasm pics to come.

    PS: Lee, I am glad we are in the same situation. But isn't the black one just sooo damn sweet?
     
  8. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816

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    As much as i'd like a new Intel machine to cope better with these enormous 35mm and medium format scans that i'm retouching, I just can't justify it as my PowerBook is running so well and has been for 3 years solid!

    Farewell Thor!

    EDIT: That was my 1,000th post, and quite a fitting one i'd say!
     
  9. leekohler macrumors G5

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    It IS. I was really surprised at how much I liked it. I was also really surprised by how quick it was (whenever you try the ones in the store, they're never as good) and how unbelievably light it is. That was my big thing- I take my laptop everywhere, every day so it helps a lot. It feels like I'm carrying nothing as compared to the 14" iBook. Last, but not least- the black coating. Love it, just love it!
     
  10. lamina thread starter macrumors 68000

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  11. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Umm...you're hotter than the MacBook. But you knew that already- you damn Canadians! ;) No seriously- it's awesome- as I already know! You're gonna love it, man.
     
  12. Rhosfelt macrumors 65816

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    <- lol'd

    Fare thee well Thor, it is time to move on however.

    (is picking up his blackbook this friday :))
     
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  14. lamina thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I should have mentioned, me and my friend picked up both of ours today. Took off at 9am to Toronto and picked em both up at the same time.
     
  15. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Yeah- that was a bit confusing. ;)
     
  16. macmama macrumors regular

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    Lamina, you are such a cutey! :D

    Mazel Tov on the new MacBook!
     
  17. TheQuestion macrumors regular

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    So, how did the night go?
     

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