Made it! I survived class today, after which Frank dropped me at the Apple Store, where I would meet Si for the grand opening. I walked to the door, followed the line to the corner of Huron and Michigan, turned east and walked the whole block to St. Clair. I turned south on St. Clair, again following the line, and beginning to wonder whether Si had gotten there at all, when a woman somewhat older than I called out, “Dad!”
As I gazed at her in bewilderment, she pointed to her feet, where Josiah sat eating the sub he had bought for dinner.
By 6:00, the time the store was scheduled to open, the line stretched all the way around the block and lapped over the whole length of the Huron St. side of the block. We spotted Aaron Swartz while we were standing in line, and Si introduced himself later on. Eventually we made our way in, look around, tried in vain to win an iSight (I was very, very impressed at the image quality they generated, much better than any other webcam I’ve seen), and picked up our free T-shirts. (Pictures at my dot-Mac address.)
I was going to come home, eat popcorn, watch a movie, post my pictures, and drift to sleep — but I didn’t really have time to watch the movie, and though I could have eaten popcorn while I typed and image-edited, I hastened through the process so that I could sleep all the sooner.
3 thoughts on “At Last!”
Why has Si’s very attractive blog page turned into all type b/w ?
He’s changing servers, from the Blog*Spot server to a server hosted by a family friend who lives in St. Louis. This morning, he and I will set up a redirect that will point visitors toward his new page.
His new blog will have a different look and feel also, but the commenting system, the page server, and various other aspects of the blog will be smoother and more reliable.
I found that the services that Nabih’s of Evanston provides by far exceeds the need of the trip to the Apple store that offers nothing more than glitter and hipes. The products carried at Nabih’s of Evanston are more than sufficient for my needs and whatever they don’t have can be ordered and received often within the day. They are friendly and very knowledgable to their customers. I would not want to park in Downtown and pay the $30 for parking. These guys at Nabih’s helped carry my new computer, printer and all the items to my car with a smile after transferring all the data from my old computer, setting my internet account and installing all my new software. Nothing beat the services provided by an independent. I am not a number to them.