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Oct. 18th, 2003 | 12:36 am
mood: tiredtired

I tried to by the 23" cinema display, but the caltech bookstore didn't have them in stock. Next I went to the Pasadena Apple store, but they didn't have the little widget that would let me connect my TiBook to the display. However an incredibly helpful apple sales rep called other apple stores and even braved calling fry's to try and track down a DVI to ADC connector. I'm quite impressed with the level of service the Apple cult provides. Tomorrow I'm thinking of doing to the Santa Monica Apple store for the widget and the beautiful display.

While walking back from the store I saw these two women with short hair, dressed rather plainly carrying canvas-style bags, and I started wondering if they were dykes. Shortly thereafter I saw them holding hands. However I didn't say hi or anything useful other than being happy to see other queer women wandering around the streets of Pasadena.

Finally I managed to get the Zwiki Issue Tracker working on my zope+plone+zwiki installation. You'd think they'd make it easier to discover that you need to remove the no_dtml.dtml file from Products/ZWiki/skins/zwiki_plone if you want to use the tracker from within plone.

But now I get to see how useful it is at keeping track of things that need to be fixed, though I'm also wondering if it could be used to keep track of chronological notes as well.

Another side is that the main useful feature of wiki's is that they're easy to edit and add content. However zope+plone is already pretty easy to add content to, so the wiki might not be as useful.

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Josh

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from: irilyth
date: Oct. 18th, 2003 06:05 am (UTC)
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It might be worth holding out for the Caltech bookstore, for the discount; if the prices on the web site are accurate, about $200 cheaper...

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Oct. 18th, 2003 09:31 am (UTC)
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That's just the standard apple educational discount. If I flash my caltech ID and fill out some extra paperwork I get them same discount at the apple store.

(Though occasionally wired has better deals than the standard educational price.

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Josh

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from: irilyth
date: Oct. 18th, 2003 09:34 am (UTC)
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Huh! Cool, I didn't know that Apple retail stores would sell things at educational prices, although given that their web site does, I suppose it makes sense. :^)

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The Goddess (Obey The Mother Goddess)

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from: alejandromagno
date: Oct. 18th, 2003 03:04 pm (UTC)
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You can get the same discounts on the website as you would in the Apple Store, but keep in mind that you would have to fill out WAY more paperwork at the Apple Store, but you would have to pay a *little* extra for shipping through the website. Unless you choose ground shipping (five days or so). Two-three day shipping: $8; Next day: $13.

If you qualify for an Apple Loan, you might want to take advantage of that as well. Good rates, depending on your credit. Only open to students and others in education, if I'm not mistaken. That's how I got my nifty iBook, since I'm broke.

Love ya,

Alexander

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Oct. 18th, 2003 03:48 pm (UTC)
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It was only a page or two of paperwork when I bought the discounted keynote from the physical apple store.

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