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Daniel of Doulogos Name:Daniel
Home: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
About Me: I used to believe that evolution was reasonable, that homosexuality was genetic, and that people became Christians because they couldn't deal with the 'reality' that this life was all there was. I used to believe, that if there was a heaven - I could get there by being good - and I used to think I was more or less a good person. I was wrong on all counts. One day I finally had my eyes opened and I saw that I was not going to go to heaven, but that I was certainly going to suffer the wrath of God for all my sin. I saw myself as a treasonous rebel at heart - I hated God for creating me just to send me to Hell - and I was wretched beyond my own comprehension. Into this spiritual vacuum Jesus Christ came and he opened my understanding - delivering me from God's wrath into God's grace. I was "saved" as an adult, and now my life is hid in Christ. I am by no means sinless, but by God's grace I am a repenting believer - a born again Christian.
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Monday, June 22, 2009
Doulogos Goes Apple...
Well, as I mentioned in the meta of a few posts, we, as a family purchased a new Apple computer this weekend.

Having homeschooled all of our children for many years now, we already were projecting a sort of natural, but unconscious smugness - a sort of unspoken aura of perceived superiority, at least I presume we have, since there are some who so hate homeschooling that they presume the only reason anyone homeschools is because they think they are better than others... There wasn't much of a transition then when we purchased the apple, since we were already smug before we joined the apple tribe.

I am reminded of the Seinfeld episode where the Gentile Dentist becomes a Jew so that he can tell Jewish jokes without being branded a racist. I am watching Apple vs. PC commercials in my spare time to hype myself up. I don't want to seem blazé about being an Apple-ite. Already I have purchased casual clothes, and am scheduled for a Moderately Priced Haircut™.

The only gripe I have is that Apple has tried to reinvent the mouse and keyboard, and their efforts, while aesthetically nice, are functionally a step backwards. The mouse is the size of an half used bar of soap, and their keyboard has been designed on purpose to eliminate the sort of tactile feed back that makes typing fast easy.

I know, I know, eventually my eyes will gloss over and I will begin to appreciate the soylent greeness, but for now I regard the mouse and keyboard as being more flash than substance. I plan on picking up a non-apple mouse tonight.

Please bear with me then, gentle reader, as I navigate the first few months of obligatory scorn for all things non-apple in nature. At first I expect to be something of a bull in a China shop, using scorn in a clumsy, beginner-ish sort of way. It will probably be a few months before I begin to settle into the laid back, easy smug that comes later.

In the weeks to come, I hope to post again on this topic, just to gauge my progress.

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posted by Daniel @ 11:25 AM  
3 Comments:
  • At 12:09 PM, June 23, 2009, Blogger David Kjos said…

    They're people. Macs are made out of people ... you've gotta tell 'em! Macs are people!

     
  • At 10:44 PM, June 23, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Maybe one day I might convince you to try Linux the real OS....Perman

     
  • At 7:08 AM, June 24, 2009, Blogger Daniel said…

    David, I am glad someone appreciated the reference.

    Perry, I used to use Linux all the time - love it in fact. Mac OS X has a unix shell underneath that you can run just like Linux, and I can install a program called parallels which lets me run Linux in a virtual machine, so I probably -will- run Linux, just not as a stand alone or even as a bootable partition, but in a virtual machine.

     
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