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Monday, December 12, 2005

Macs Get No Respect

I am going to be without my beloved Dell notebook computer for about a week. My sister is going to have the use of the Dell notebook until Thursday. My sister owns an Apple Mac. However, the software my sister’s institution of higher learning uses for administering exams on computers is not compatible with Macs. Typing exams, if one is proficient at typing, is much preferable to handwriting exams. Many people can type faster and more legibly than they can handwrite, and the ability to cut and paste and to insert is a lifesaver. Thus, she and I installed ExamSoft on the Dell, and she will be using it to take her two remaining exams this week.


  • that was right kind of you. If my sister ever enrolls at a college that requires exam soft, perhaps I will follow your lead.

    I certainly will allow my wife to use my computer if she needs it for exams (provided she enrolls in any kind of graduate program). It's only fair, her parent bought me the laptop.

    By Blogger Steve, at 5:45 AM, December 12, 2005  

  • I'm mad at Mac right now since they tried to blame me for improper use of the rubber cord on my battery charger. "Rubber doesn't just tear." As soon as I am done with finals, I'm calling Mac headquarters and demanding restitution for their breach of their express warranty. I think I misused resitution there, I'm not sure. Yup. Going to fail. I'll come back after I study warranties.

    By Blogger Katherine, at 1:54 PM, December 12, 2005  

  • the rubber TOTALLY just wears! i understand! but i still love my mac...

    By Blogger kari, at 4:20 PM, December 12, 2005  

  • At the institution of higher learning at which my sister is enrolled the students have to pay to download ExamSoft! Of course, at the law school she attends, tuition is about 1/3 less than tuition at the law school I attended.

    It is interesting that my sister used to complain about Macs. She disliked Macs upon first using them at her former place of employment. However, she crossed over to the Mac side. Now, she is quite fond of Macs, as is evidenced by her ownership of a Mac.

    By Blogger Matthew, at 7:17 PM, December 12, 2005  

  • Never used a MAC. Don't think I ever will.

    By Blogger Crazy Me, at 3:09 PM, December 13, 2005  

  • You can always borrow my computer if there's an emergency, porn-related or not, while you're without your computer. But I'll tell you, porn is way better in WIIIDESCREEEEN! than any news article.

    As far as Apple products go, they look nice but that's about it. I also don't really like people who like them. Of course, I don't really like people who like things anyway.

    By Blogger hal the brown, at 5:44 PM, December 13, 2005  

  • you dont like me? wah. next time i see you im going to punch you and take my ethernet cord back.

    By Blogger Katherine, at 5:48 PM, December 13, 2005  

  • That's right, I don't like you and that's based solely on the fact that you like something. I wanted you to find out after I led you across the far reaches of the internet from blog to blog with clues that would eventually take you to some random blog, possibly run by a fellow mac user, but I guess your brother's is just as good and a lot easier for me.

    By Blogger hal the brown, at 6:00 PM, December 13, 2005  

  • I like my mac for many, many reasons. it talks to me. its pretty. iPhoto and iChat are awesome. You can share you pictures and music with other mac users when you are on the same network - it just does all of these smart things that my Dell was too lame to do. it can read my mind! it has a really good chess game that comes with it. its silver! its pretty! the keys light up when its dark. i can talk to it and it listens. the only problem is the cheap crap rubber. alas. oh and it gets kind of hot and burns my lap.

    dont listen to hal, he wanted a mac not too long ago. he was thinking about buying one. i was there. i talked him out of it. he already has too many toys.

    By Blogger Katherine, at 8:10 AM, December 14, 2005  

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