Wettest May on record in Vermont. We had missed most of the most serious flooding but got hammered over the past week or so. There was moderate flooding here in the Mad River Valley but some roads were underwater just north of here. It was also in the 40s and 50s most of the week and we even had some snow up on the mountains! It’s a good thing it didn’t snow at my house-I might have pulled up stakes immediately and headed south. Instead I spent much of Saturday doing spoon work to fill the potholes in my driveway.
Grace and I are jumping on the bikes and heading to Maine for the long Memorial Day weekend. It is our traditional first long motorcycle ride of the season. We are staying in York, where I hear they got hit hard by the rain a couple weeks ago. We are on the bikes regardless of the weather, but we sure hope we have sun! We head back to Vermont on Memorial Day and we always meander our way back on the back roads. We invariably run into Memorial Day parades in the small towns in Maine and New Hampshire. Sometimes we just stop and watch and other times we’ve actually joined the parade.
You all probably know by now that I have always been against this war. However that does not mean that I do not honor and respect the men and women who serve in our armed forces, especially those who are in harm’s way. This is not a pro-war or anti-war thing because the greatest military leaders in the world have all been anti-war because they truly knew that war is the ultimate failure of humanity. We honor our men and women who have paid the supreme sacrifice of life and limb and pledge to work so that their efforts are never in vain.
“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” – Arthur Ashe
MacBook Pro or MacBook?
Now that the MacBooks are shipping, customers are asking us whether they should buy a MacBook or a MacBook Pro. The strong feature set of the MacBooks has blurred the line a bit between what had been a consumer product and the professional laptop. Now with the black MacBook, even business road warriors have to take a serious look at the MacBook as a traveling machine.
The new MacBook is remarkably small-just slightly larger than the 12- inch PowerBook. It is no wonder that Apple decided not to upgrade the 12-inch laptop. Here are some comparisons that might help you decide which Apple laptop is right for you. Of course, it might just confuse you, in which case I have the ultimate solution-buy one of each!
Price and Value: Advantage MacBook
The MacBook is $500 to $2000 less expensive than the MacBook Pro. If you are using your laptop for email, web surfing, and Microsoft Office, there may be no reason to spend the extra money for the MacBook Pro.
Plastic versus Metal: A Tossup
The MacBook Pro’s case is made of aluminum and the MacBook is polycarbonate. The plastic used in the MacBook is a high-strength composite. iBooks have been the most rugged of the Apple laptops. On the other hand, aluminum looks and feels better. Aluminum is not as wireless friendly as plastic (it is reported that MacBooks have greater range than MacBook Pros). On the other hand, the metal case dissipates heat better than the plastic case.
I don’t see this a deciding factor. Businesspeople may prefer the slim looks of the MacBook Pro over even the black version of the MacBook.
Do You Mac in the Dark? Advantage MacBook Pro
The MacBook Pro sports an illuminated keyboard and ambient light sensor. This makes typing in the dark much easier on the eyes. There’s a lot of light generated by the display, and I really like the illuminated keyboard when I’m on a redeye flight and I don’t want to disturb my seatmate.
ExpressCards: Advantage MacBook Pro
The MacBook Pro has the ExpressCard slot that the MacBooks do not. This is an advantage, but at this point I have no reason to use an ExpressCard. I suppose if I really wanted to add FireWire 800 to a 15- inch MacBook Pro, this could be one way to get there. Who knows, there may be some amazing uses for this slot in the future.
Graphics: Big Advantage MacBook Pro
The MacBook shares system memory for graphics display, while the MacBook Pro has independent graphics processing ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 (PCI Express) and at least 128MB of independent Video RAM. This makes the MBP faster in graphics-intensive applications ranging from Final Cut (neither recommended nor supported on the MacBook) to some games.
Resolution: Advantage MacBook Pro
The MacBook is limited to 1280 X 800 while the 15-inch MacBook Pro will go up to 1440 X 900. The MacBook’s resolution is sufficient for just about any application, but if you need higher resolution you will probably want to buy the Pro version.
Glossy Display: Advantage MacBook Pro
The glossy screen has an advantage in terms of color depth and some disadvantages in terms of true color rendition and glare. The MacBook Pro gets the nod here for offering the matte screen as stock equipment with a glossy option.
RAM Expansion: Slight Advantage MacBook Pro
I give the nod to the MBP even though both baseline systems come with 512MB of RAM (1GB in the higher-end 15-and 17-inch MPB). The 512MB stock RAM in the MacBook consists of two 256MB SO-DIMMS while the 512MB in the 15-inch MBP is a single 512MB module. While this may seem insignificant, it can increase the cost of memory upgrades because to increase the RAM on the MacBook you will have to remove one or both of the 256MB modules and replace them with higher- capacity units while with the MBP you can just add a module to the empty slot.
External Display Support: Advantage MacBook Pro
The MacBook will support the Apple 20- and 23-inch Cinema displays, while only the MacBook Pro will support the 30-inch display. I have enough customers who use an external display to turn their laptop into a desktop when they are not traveling that this can be a good reason to buy the MacBook Pro.
Battery Life: Advantage MacBook
Apple claims up to a 6-hour battery life for the MacBook. The 15-inch MacBook Pro has 4.5 hours while the 17-inch sports a larger battery and a 5.5-hour battery life.
Size and Weight: Slight Advantage MacBook
The MacBook is smaller and lighter than the MacBook Pro. Of course, the screen size is smaller, too. Â The MacBook weighs in at 5.2 pounds while the 15-inch MacBook Pro is 5.6 pounds. That’s not much difference, but the smaller screen results in an overall smaller package for the MacBook, although it is actually 0.08 inches thicker than the 15-inch MacBook Pro.
The single biggest reason to buy the MacBook over the MacBook Pro is price. The single biggest reason to buy the MacBook Pro over the MacBook is graphics, both in terms of the screen size and resolution and, more importantly, the dedicated ATI graphics processor and V-RAM in the MacBook Pro versus the integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 and shared RAM of the MacBook.
While the previous PowerBook and iBook lines were distinct (different customers, cases, and processors), the MacBook is one product family with two lines-each with a different market, but sharing a similar architecture and many of the same features. The line between consumer and pro has blurred because the MacBook may suit the needs of the mobile professional quite well, while the MacBook Pro is geared toward those who demand the most performance possible in a portable.
All About iDisk by Ed @ smalldog.com
.Mac’s is Apple’s $99 suite of of Internet-based services. iDisk is one of the best of those services. For years, I rarely used iDisk (a copy of my 2003 resume is still sitting in my Documents folder). However, Apple recently made some interface improvements to iDisk, particularly when it comes to using iDisk via a web browser. Now I’m using iDisk extensively and have grown to rely on its ease of use and convenience.
According to Apple, iDisk allows you to “access your files from any computer connected to the Internet, or even share your files with your friends and coworkers.” You use iDisk to store data, including digital photos, movies, music, and and documents, on Apple’s .Mac servers. You can launch an iDisk folder on your internet-connected Mac or Windows XP computer, which you use like any other folder, or you can access iDisk over the web, through a modern web browser such as Firefox or Safari.
iDisk is one Â the most valuable features of .Mac. There are other services similar to iDisk, the most visible being Google’s rumored GDrive and Amazon’s emerging S3 online storage service, which requires you to pay a fee according to the size of the data being transfered and stored. But iDisk is already here, and it’s well tested and integrated to the core of Mac OS X.
On a Mac, iDisk can be quickly accessed by selecting Finder (or clicking on the desktop) > Go > iDisk. An iDisk icon will mount on your desktop, similar to how an iPod or hard drive will show up on your desktop. If you open your iDisk, you’ll see ten folders (Family Pack accounts have an additional Shared folder). According to Apple, the folders include:
Documents: Store anything here, including documents, letters, or spreadsheets. This folder is private, and only you have access to items in it.
Movies: Copy QuickTime movies into this folder and you can use HomePage to display them on your Web pages.
Music: Copy music files and playlists to this folder.
Pictures: Copy JPEG or GIF files into this folder and use them to create custom iCards or display them on your Web pages. To make it easy to manage and use your pictures, store related images in subfolders within the Pictures folder.
Public: Share items with others by placing them inside this folder. Anything you put here can be viewed or copied by anyone who knows your .Mac member name (and your Public folder password, if you’ve created one) and who can access iDisk Public folders. For wider access, use HomePage to set up a file sharing Web page that lets everyone on the Internet copy items from your Public folder, whether or not they’re a .Mac member and regardless of the type of computer they use.
Sites: The web pages you create with HomePage are stored in this folder. If you code your own web pages, or use a program like Dreamweaver, you would put these files here.
Groups (for members who belong to one or more .Mac Groups): This folder contains a folder for each of the .Mac groups you belong to. Each group’s folder contains subfolders that are accessible only to group members.
Shared (for Family Pack accounts only): This folder contains files that can be shared by the master account and sub-accounts within a Family Pack. Files you place in this folder will be available for use by all other accounts in your Family Pack group. The contents of this folder are counted against the master account’s iDisk storage quota.
Web: When you use iWeb to publish to the web, it uses this folder to hold what you publish. The Publish button in iWeb puts your published site(s) in the Sites folder within the Web folder, and, and if you provide an RSS feed with what you publish, the feed is placed in the RSS folder within the Web folder. If you create a site using another authoring tool, you can publish the site by copying the files to the Sites folder within the Web folder. This new site can then be browsed using the address http://web.mac.com/username/folder, where “username” is your .Mac user name and “folder” is where you saved the new site on your iDisk. Any iPhoto 6 album you have selected to photocast will be in an iPhoto folder in the Sites folder in the Web folder.
Backup: Data files that have been backed up using Backup software appear in this folder.
The remaining two folders in your iDisk are read-only:
Library: In OS X v.10.1 through v.10.3, applications like iSync use this folder for the supporting files they need to do their work. In OS X v.10.4, this folder contains files that support .Mac sync.
Software: This folder holds the Members Only folder where you’ll find software and files available exclusively to .Mac members, and the Apple Software folder for convenient downloads of relevant software from Apple. You cannot copy files to this folder, and the contents of this folder are not included in your total iDisk space allotment.
If you’re using a PC running Windows XP or later on which you can install applications, you can download and install the iDisk Utility for Windows and mount your iDisk alongside the other drives to which the machine has access. Download the utility from the Member Central page on .Mac.
If you’re using Mac OS X v.10.3 or later, you can use iDisk syncing to create a copy of your iDisk on your computer. When you create a copy of your iDisk on your computer, you can make changes to it at any time, even when you’re not connected to the Internet. Your iDisk will be synchronized the next time you are connected. This means you can fill up your iDisk, and then upload all the news files to the .Mac servers all at once, rather than Â uploading the files tediously one at a time. You set this up in System Preferences > .Mac on your Macintosh computer.
You can access your entire iDisk from a web browser, such as Firefox or Safari on a Mac or PC. Either navigate to www.mac.com and select the iDisk icon in the left hand column (the icon looks like a globe), or go to:
When you go to http://idisk.mac.com/USER-NAME-HERE?view=web, and replace USER-NAME-HERE with your user name, a dialog box will drop down asking you for your Mac user name and password. Once these are entered, you’ll see an attractive page listing all of your iDisk folders-Documents, Music, Public, etc. You can then download these files to the computer you’re working on.
Again, you would do this on any web-connected computer using a modern web browser. If you’re on your own XP or OS X computer, it’s usually faster to mount your iDisk on your computer’s desktop.
One of the really great features of .Mac is its public folder. You can fill it with files to share with family, friends, and colleagues. Apple recently improved web access to iDisk Public folders. Now you simply enter the web address idisk.mac.com/MEMBERNAME-HERE-Public to see a page that automatically includes download links for whatever is currently in your iDisk Public folder.
I’ve put something for Kibbles readers on my Public page. Here’s my Public iDisk page:
You can also password protect your public folder. If you have OS 10.3 or higher, here’s how to do this according to Apple:
Open System Preferences and click .Mac. > Click iDisk > Select the “Use a Password to Protect your Public Folder” checkbox > Type the password in the Password and Confirm fields > Click OK.
By default, iDisk has a 512 GB data limit. You can allocate up to 915 MB to iDisk. You do this by logging into your account settings in your .Mac account. If you need more than 915MB of storage, you can buy more storage-up to four gigabytes.
“The .Mac bandwidth data transfer limit is currently set at 10 GB per month, and if you’re like most .Mac members, you still have plenty of data-transfer headroom in your account-even if you’ve started experimenting with higher-bandwidth activities like audio podcasting. If you start showing signs of going over your limit for the month, you’ll receive email alerts with suggestions for how to be bandwidth efficient. We’ve added a “Details” link to your account page where you can check your current data transfer status.
“And what if your bandwidth usage balloons because your podcast gets you famous? You can boost your .Mac account to 4 GB Â of storage and a very large 250 GB per month of data transfer bandwidth by purchasing an account upgrade. Fame has its costs but this has to be one of the cheapest you’re likely to encounter.”
Again, you need to have a .Mac account to use iDisk, and .Mac costs $99. We have a promotion for free shipping on all copies of .Mac, and there is currently a $30 mail-in rebate on .Mac if you buy it and a new Mac at the same time.
What Can’t You Do with Google? Dawn @ smalldog.com
As many readers know, I have an obsession with Google. I started slowly, just using the search characteristics but then I began using many more of the free resources that Google provides. Here are some of the finer points of Google that you might not know about:
There’s Froogle, which you probably do know about. If you have something for sale on the Internet, you MUST get it listed on Froogle. This is one of the best-paying traffic generators for the Small Dog website. Google has detailed instructions on getting products featured in Froogle. If you don’t sell online but want to drive local traffic to your store, see Google Base, below. http:// www.google.com/froogle
Google Alerts is another Google tool that I use along with Google News to read about any mention of Small Dog in the press or online. This is a simple interface where you enter search terms and you’ll get an alert when your terms are in news stories or web pages. Very useful if you are keeping an eye on certain trends, products, or industries. http://www.google.com/alerts
Since I mentioned trends, the next tool that I’ll mention is Google Trends. Using Trends you can compare the popularity of search terms. For example, compare ice cream to yogurt and see the search trends related to these two terms. Correlating with the search activity are news stories and news reference volumes as well as how the searches compared in the top cities. http://www.google.com/trends
Google Base is a place where you can put something that will be found by Google’s search engines. By something, it can be ANYTHING, such as an item that you are trying to sell (similar to a classified ad), information about your store or business, or even recipes, poems, or papers you’ve written. Just about the only items not allowed are pornography and spam. http://base.google.com/
If you’ve ever come across a website written in a language that you don’t know, you might want to use Google Translate. Plug in a URL and make the translation. Try it with the Small Dog page! http:// www.google.com/language_tools
Google Page Creator is a free and easy way to get a web pages created and hosted. There are a few different layouts to choose from and lots of different looks. http://pages.google.com
Google Notebook provides a way to store information online without requiring a dedicated website. For example, suppose you were a fan of the TV show Lost. You could compile notes that you created into a Google Notebook and share them with other Lost fans. (There happens to be notebook by a Lost fan who has a theory on what is going on on the island.) Notebooks can be made private or public-the choice is up to you! http://www.google.com/notebook
Of course, there’s Google Earth (which I love!), Google Images, and Google Maps, and there is a whole lot more:
Google Calendar: Access your calendar from anywhere. http:// www.google.com/googlecalendar Blogger: Start your own personal or professional blog. It’s easy! http://www.blogger.com/ GMail: Web mail with lots of features. http://gmail.google.com/ Google Talk: Online instant messaging. http://www.google.com/talk Google Video: Collection of free and for sale videos. http:// video.google.com
Nuclear Proliferation and Hypocrisy
The drums of confrontation and war are beating in the controversy surrounding the nuclear weapons programs of North Korea and Iran. While it is a scary thought to realize that the North Koreans may have missile and nuclear technology to deliver a nuclear strike on the USA and that the Iranian nuclear program and rhetoric are destabilizing an already dangerous region of the world, I wonder at our approach and the urgency of action.
Let’s get the record straight: I have been in favor of nuclear disarmament from the days of debate club in high school. There are some weapons that we just should not consider part of our arsenal. As nuclear technology gets into more and more people’s hands, the road to becoming a nuclear state has been shortened. Our “allies” in Pakistan have security so lax that their scientists have spread the technology throughout the Third World. Pakistan and India both have nuclear bombs and are bitter enemies that have come close to all-out war several times. They don’t have any oil or perhaps we’d be more focused on the threat to our existence from their nuclear technology.
Even in the Middle East we have an undeclared nuclear power in Israel. I completely understand how some might look at our stand with regard to Israel’s nuclear weapons and contrast that with our stance versus the Iranian nuclear development program and wonder about the consistency of our moral pronouncements. I understand that Israel’s very right to exist is still in play, but turning a blind eye to their nuclear weapons in the Middle East while ramping up for confrontation with Iran over these same weapons is difficult to fathom.
I don’t know that we can close the Pandora’s box of nuclear technology. Technological advances tend to make yesterday’s impossible technology, today’s common knowledge. I am not saying that making nuclear bombs is easy, but I think we can expect that more and more countries may feel compelled to direct their scientists and money towards the development of nuclear weapons. An isolated North Korea sees nuclear weapons as essential to their security, an embattled Israel likewise sees defense of their country demanding a nuclear arsenal. I can name a dozen other countries that may soon feel that their are compelling reasons to make a bomb, countries such as Brazil, Venezuela, Turkey, or Saudi Arabia.
With an increasing international dependence upon nuclear energy for peaceful purposes as the world’s real energy crisis worsens, nuclear technology and material comes into more common use and diversion for weapons programs become easier to hide. It is an international arms race that is not built upon a cold war between a couple of superpowers but many little cold and hot wars and dozens of countries saying “Why not us?”
We went to war with Iraq to prevent weapons of mass destruction from falling into the hands of terrorists and yet the only weapons of mass destruction used or discovered in the war were our own. We talk about Iran destabilizing the Middle East and the administration floats the notion of using nuclear weapons to destroy Iran’s nuclear weapons. That is the height of hypocrisy. The production of nuclear weapons is evil enough, but the actual use of these weapons can only be described as a total disregard for humanity.
Our policy should be to create a world free of nuclear weapons and we should be setting the example by taking the first step and dramatically reducing our insane stockpile of nuclear weapons. Our nonproliferation policy should be the same for our friends and our enemies. If the spread of nuclear weapons is bad, it is bad regardless of which country intends to enter the nuclear club of death. Creating a world where all citizens can live free of war and oppression is the security we should be working towards, not a world where might makes right and where we view ourselves with real or imagined powers as the last remaining superpower. We have a world in turmoil with ideologies and cultures in conflict. It is a world that demands dialogue, understanding, and diplomacy. Tossing nuclear weapons into this mix works against the security that all of the world’s citizens should enjoy. Nuclear disarmament is the only long- term answer to the threat these weapons hold over the world. It is a threat that has an impact on politics and the psyche of humanity and also saps the budgets of countries big and small. It is a diversion of precious resources to produce weapons that only the insane could love.
Possession of nuclear weapons does not deter terrorist attacks and the very possession of nuclear weapons is more likely to lead to terrorism and nuclear proliferation. The selective approach of the U.S. towards nuclear proliferation, condoning or perhaps even encouraging states like Israel and India in their illegal possession of nuclear weapons while going to war with Iraq on unfounded suspicions and saber rattling with Iran and North Korea only turns countries away from nonproliferation treaties and compliance. Launching preemptive wars based upon faulty intelligence data can only serve to destabilize the world and increase tensions. This results in even more countries thinking that they, too, need some nukes for protection.
Coupling our efforts to enforce nonproliferation agreements with continued multilateral disarmament negotiations could change the landscape. Disavowing the use of nuclear weapons to settle disputes might be a logical first step in changing the tenor of this dialogue.
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Nikon Coolpix L2 6 MegaPixel 3x Zoom Digital Camera – $232 The Nikon Coolpix L2 combines an array of high-quality components including a 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens and a bright 2.0-inch LCD screen with in-camera image-improvement features, housed in lightweight, compact, yet elegantly finished bodies. It boasts powerful 3x Zoom-Nikkor lenses with a focal range equivalent to that of a 38-116mm (35mm equivalent), providing the freedom to zoom in for tight personal portraits or out to capture expansive outdoor scenes. The CCD delivers higher performance within tighter dimensions, greatly adding to the camera’s compact form and portability while offering generous effective megapixel values of 6.0.
Nikon Coolpix L3 5.1 MegaPixel 3x Zoom Digital Camera – $186 The Nikon Coolpix L3 combines an array of high-quality components including a 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens and a bright 2.0-inch LCD screen with in-camera image-improvement features, housed in lightweight, compact, yet elegantly finished bodies. It boasts a powerful 3x Zoom-Nikkor lenses with a focal range equivalent to that of a 38-116mm (35mm equivalent), providing the freedom to zoom in for tight personal portraits or out to capture expansive outdoor scenes. The CCD delivers higher performance within tighter dimensions, greatly adding to the camera’s compact form and portability while offering a generous effective megapixel value of 5.1.
Nikon Coolpix L4 4.0 MegaPixel 3x Zoom Digital Camera – $139 The Nikon Coolpix L4 combines an array of high-quality components including a 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens and a bright 2.0-inch LCD screen with in-camera image-improvement features, housed in lightweight, compact, yet elegantly finished bodies. It boasts a powerful 3x Zoom-Nikkor lenses with a focal range equivalent to that of a 38-114mm (35mm equivalent), providing the freedom to zoom in for tight personal portraits or out to capture expansive outdoor scenes. The CCD delivers higher performance within tighter dimensions, greatly adding to the camera’s compact form and portability while offering generous effective megapixel value of 4.0 for the Coolpix L4
Nikon Coolpix P3 8.0 MegaPixel 3.5x Optical Zoom Digital Camera (Wi- Fi Capable) – $409 The Coolpix P3 features a 1/1.8-inch CCD and, because it offers 8.1 effective megapixels of image resolution, it delivers outstanding imaging power that’s not only enough to show beautiful skin texture and capture the myriad colors of the human eye, it also means shots stay breathtakingly clear even when significantly enlarged. The Coolpix P3 incorporates a high-quality 3.5x Zoom-Nikkor lens with a focal range equivalent to that of a 36-126mm lens in 35mm format. Perhaps the most exciting element of the Coolpix P3, however, is the inclusion of Nikon’s innovative VR (Vibration Reduction) capability. VR Normal compensates for the minor movements that can happen all too easily during handheld shooting, while VR Active compensates for more pronounced movements–so you can even achieve rock-steady results while shooting from a moving vehicle, for example.
Nikon Coolpix P4 8.0 MegaPixel 3.5x Zoom Digital Camera – $362 For those looking for a feature-packed high-resolution digital camera comes the Coolpix P4! The 8.1 megapixels and 3.5x optical zoom allow you to get in close and catch every small detail while the vibration reduction feature keeps your shots crisp and blur-free. Use the bright 2.5″ LCD to preview and fix red-eye right in the camera. Then transfer them to your computer or print them without your computer with PictBridge! With these features and more, the Coolpix P4 is sure to satisfy anyone looking for impressive digital photographs in a small package!
Nikon Coolpix S5 6.0 MegaPixel 3x Zoom Digital Camera – $317 The stylish Coolpix S5 has been built with the sharing and enjoyment of digital photography in mind, combining high-quality imaging performance with a striking wave-surface design, the ability to improve images in-camera, an outstandingly large LCD, and a powerful new Pictmotion function that allows users to create entertaining in- camera shows. The brand new Pictmotion function lets users create much more than just a slideshow–indeed it enables a radically new form of in-camera entertainment. This allows users to select favorite images and movie files, pick a style, and then select a music file from one of the five pre-installed files in the camera–or even add their own music via PictureProject for Windows only–to suit the show. Pictmotion then automatically analyzes all these elements to produce highly entertaining shows that are coupled with pace and transition selected to match the chosen music and style.
Nikon Coolpix S6 6.0 MegaPixel 3x Zoom Digital Camera $362 Style meets wireless performance with the Nikon Coolpix S6 Digital Camera. The sleek, stylish and compact design fits easily into your purse or pocket and still produces stunning pictures. 6 Megapixels and a 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor ED Glass Lens combine to create stunning photographs. Create picture-perfect portraits with the One-Touch Portrait Button to activate the Face Priority AF feature to automatically find and focus in on a subject’s face while the In- Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically removes most occurrences of red-eye. Use Pictmotion to create an in-camera slideshow with your own music!
Here are the specials for this week, valid through June 1 or while on- hand supplies last. Be sure to use the wag URL to get this special pricing.
Mac mini Intel Core Duo 1.66GHz 80/SuperDrive/AP/BT – demo units w/ FREE shipping – $779!
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It looks like the weather will be nice (finally!) for the Memorial Day weekend. Small Dog Electronics will be closed on Monday, May 29, in honor of Memorial Day and those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for liberty. I’ll be looking for some parades on my way home from Maine.
Thank you for reading Kibbles & Bytes. It is the community of Small Dog Electronics customers and friends that motivates us to continue to provide the very best in customer service and products!
Your Kibbles & Bytes Team,
Don, Dawn, Ed, and Holly