iBook: The Voyage Home

iSight capture of me at Apple StoreI’m posting from the Apple Store, where I have just retrieved my revived laptop. (The photo was taken with an iSight.)


  1. Steve says:

    kewl… using an iSight? :)

  2. Jesper says:

    Read the ALT text. ;)

  3. I will not be bated…

    I will not be bated…

    I will not be bated…

    Wait, where’s Rod? Shew. I’m safe.


  4. Is there any reason the ALT text doesn’t work with Safari? Am I missing a config setting or something?

  5. Richard says:

    Maybe because you’re used to the way IE (incorrectly) puts ALT text in the tooltip. See Why doesn’t Mozilla display my alt tooltips? (I suspect the same reasoning was in the Safari developers minds). Paulo could also put the text in a title attribue, and it should display a tooltip.

  6. Richard says:

    Ah, Paulo strips HTML. Here’s the URL I’m talking about:


  7. Rod says:


    Actually, I am in a good mood, since my new machine is up and running. Of course, it was all the EXPENSIVE components which failed, likely because the power in my apt is so awful (can you believe there is not a three-prong outlet in the place?). Power supply, system board, and floppy drive all gone. I salvaged my DVD-burner, hard drive, and RAM. And the new machine is an order of magnitude faster (astronomy-geek alert), 266 Mhz to 2.66 Ghz, with six USB ports (I don’t want to HEAR about Firewire).

    Now, what to do with the corpse? Art? Boat anchor?

  8. “can you believe there is not a three-prong outlet in the place?”

    Isn’t that illegal? I thought that was a safety issue.

    “was all the EXPENSIVE components which failed”

    Isn’t that always the way? :)

  9. Rod says:

    I have question to field to the Mac-faithful: what does one do with someone who thinks System 8 is the be-all-end-all operating system and that System 9 is overwrought and refuses to upgrade?

    Yes, yes, I know System 9 has been obsolete for quite some time. How does one convince such a person of this?

  10. Tim says:

    First, get a large piece of wood, like a 2×4.

    Second, sneak up behind them.

    Third, yell “UPGRADE YOU FOOL!” and swing the 2×4 at the person’s head.

    Fourth, while they’re out install OS 9 or, if their machine can take it, OS X.

    Fifth, don’t be around when they wake up.

    Really, if System 8 is working for them, let them have a ball. The rest of us will be enjoying all those Unix underpinnings. :)

  11. Rod says:

    I told him things would be fine until the machine got so old it died and then he would HAVE to upgrade. He didn’t seem at phazed. I have known this person for a long time – no amount of good advice sinks in unless he has thought of it first. I think the idea about the 2×4 is actually more efficient.

  12. Daniel says:

    Hey Paulo, you don’t look so “haggard” in this picture. Really glad to have your iBook back, eh?

  13. rowster says:

    hey ordo! you look like you’ve put on a little weight. bagay sa yo!! :)