Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A way to become more "Apple" than ever.....

Today I'm working on a bug very hard to resolve. It's about an X.25 custom implementation
of flow control mechanism, and it seems that slide window is sliding.... forever -:).
Nobody could help me? I have no ideas, in each direction I put my eyes on flow control
side (client or server)!
Now, I'm thinking about my evolution as Apple user and fan.
After Apple started to sell Apple Macintosh, I decided that I wanted one.
I kept my eyes on an Apple Macintosh Classic, a superb 9" monitor all-in-one personal computer,
with a 20MB SCSI Hard Disk and with a 68000 CPU.
Well, what a great typewriter!! OS was fantastic MacOS 9, with a advanced GUI (It was as working
on a virtual desktop, with trash, hard disk icon....), but with a strange problem.
Floppy disk didn't have maual eject, only automatic eject was provided: when you inserted our
3" 1/2 floppy disk, magically a same icon appeared on the desktop. When you finished working
on your stuff, simple drag floppy disk icon on trash, and disk was ejected.
How many paper clips I have used since then in order to manually eject floppy disk!
Do you know if Apple had some paper clips manufacturing firm shares ?!
Things could be more clear in today market.

Warm regards

Friday, October 9, 2009

History of an Apple developer

Apple has always been on my side.
I love green apple, apple cake, apple juice, but I never eat an Apple that someboby already has tasted (think about Apple logo.....)
If you understand previous phrase, you should immediately call 999 (USA), or 118 (Italy)!
I would like to tell when my passion for Apple Computer has born.
My father had a company that made clothes. It was a good company with a lot of employees: in the mid of '80,
when computer had been starting to be introduced within industry, he bought one.
I was 10 years old, but with a great curiosity on technologies (I had a Commodore 64, with a great tape reader..!).
We walked together inside his office, and over there I saw a typewriter as showed on above photo (well, I thought it was!):
"This is a personal computer, a very expensive typewriter!" my father told me. He wasn't a technician, but he had seen the future...
I have loved this strange kind of typewriter since then. In the following, I learned how to turn on/off, inserte a 5" 1/4 disk (I believed that disk was a "dish", but I didn't taste anymore!!), use the keyboard and.... how to damage it.
Last thing I have learned very well, and I have applied every day with great results.
I remember this distant day each time I turn on a present Mac, but this is another story that I will speak about another day

Warm Regards

first posting....

Hi everybody,
this is my first posting on robyava blog. I would like to speak about me, and first at all my great passion for Apple Computer,
since first Apple II.
stay tuned with robyava, and do not be afraid to think different. Different is better than normal!