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Friday, February 2, 2007

ATPM 13.02

The February issue of About This Particular Macintosh is now available for your reading pleasure.

Kudos to Lee for this month’s cover art. He ran the idea by me via IM one night, I thought it was great, and Michael gave it the final thumbs-up. Our thanks to Steven Frank for playing along. In case you missed the link, you can also get the cover art as a desktop picture this month.

Well, well, well, well, well. What’s that? Steve Jobs announced the iPhone at Macworld Expo last month? You don’t say. Why, I believe that means Wes has to eat his hat. And given how another ATPM staffer is resident in the city Wes currently calls home, I’m sure we can arrange a photo shoot of the happy event, because let’s face it Wes, tasting is not the same thing as eating.

[Yes, I (Lee) am that fellow O-town resident to whom Chris refers.]

Lee presents the third chapter in the ongoing saga of Photoshop For the Curious, with a look at the application’s menus and a tutorial on getting better grayscale (viz: “black and white,” even though that’s really a misnomer) photos from your color pics.

I remarked to Michael that this month’s issue was our most content-packed out of the past few months, and we still had four writers unable to submit this month! (Hey, we have real jobs outside of ATPM, you know?) We’re both very pleased, and our thanks go out to the staff for their efforts.

[And yes, I (Lee) am one of the four writers unable to submit a review I’d planned to do for February. But I’ll admit that while my day job had a small factor in the excuse, the real reason was not under my control—and this reason will be revealed in the March issue.]

As usual, this issue is available in a variety of flavors for your reading pleasure.


With that business taken care of, I must give just a moment’s time to poke Chris in the ribs for fun. As you’ve seen, some time ago I began plagiarizing quoting his blog entries that cover each month’s release of ATPM. In spite of having his full blessing to do so, there’s not many a month that I don’t get some sort of smart-ass wisecrack such as the one I received tonight: “Start your copiers, Orlando.”

I’m not ashamed to admit that my best online pal has a better skill at the genre of rhetoric used for these ATPM announcements than do I. Besides, replicating (and definitely properly citing) a portion of his entries for this purpose is certainly worthy compensation for telling him things like how to spell chameleonesc chameleonesque, isn’t it?

» Posted by ALBj at 01:01 AM (ET)
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» Posted by chris
February 2, 2007 01:55 AM

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