The OQO Model 01 Has Come…Almost

OQO is now taking pre-orders for their first model, Model 01. For those of you wondering what an OQO is, click the link at the beginning of this article. In short, it’s in between a notebook computer and a PocketPC. The OQO is a fascinating device designed by the brains behind the original PowerBook G4, and you really have to see it and read its specs to truly appreciate it. The OQO is available with either Windows XP Home or Pro. Sorry, no OSX. I’d love to look into one, but I’ll be too busy setting up my new iMac.

The Great Quark to InDesign Migration Contest

Calling all Quark users! MacMerc wants you to switch to InDesign. To promote this move, MacMerc has created The Great Quark to InDesign Migration Contest. All you have to do is fill out the form and include a short Dear John letter to Quark, explaining your frustrations with their software. One lucky winner will receive one copy of Adobe InDesign CS, one copy of Total Training Quark to InDesign: Making the Switch, one copy Total Training Complete Training for InDesign CS, one copy of Scott Kelby’s Adobe InDesign CS Killer Tips, and a one year subscription to Mac Design Magazine. Hurry, the contest ends October 31st at 11:59PM.

Secure Your Email

Welcome to the new age of the internet! It’s the age of fake identities, hidden motives, and stolen/intercepted email. In this day and age, it’s actually difficult to be certain about the origins of a recently received email. How can you trust that the email you just received is genuine? If you’re paranoid, or just want to have a little fun, check out my article, Secure Your Email, over at MacMerc.com.

New Header Image

Incase anyone is wondering, the new image inside the header image is MainFrame, by Brock Lee (an excellent fan-artist). The image background was replaced with the “Matrix Code”, which was created with Rick’s Matrix Code Retooled tutorial. Thanks go out to both of these dedicated artists.

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Smooth Operator

Everything is going well over here. I’m pleased to see how everything is coming together so quickly. WordPress is a breeze to work with. I’m sorry that there isn’t really anything to test or mess around with yet, but you can always test out the “Donate!” link in the side-bar to the right. As far into the future as I can see, MacManX.com will remain ad-free, but donations are always welcome.

Grand Opening!

Welcome to the grand opening of MacManX.com! From time to time you will find this blog updated with personal news and other such things. You also get a sneak preview at the future of this website and be granted beta-tester privileges as new features are implemented.

In case you’re wondering what this really cool design is, it’s Michael Heilemann’s Kubrik.