Wednesday, January 22, 2003

First Mac

I don't think of myself as a big Apple fan.  But this is the first Mac that I bought, back in 2003.  The original Mac Book.

I bought the cheaper version with 512 RAM and the first copy of OS X loaded on it.  Back then Apple's didn't use Intel processors, so OS X was pretty much the only OS that was available for it.  (and some obscure Linux distros)

For this photo my friend Chris and I went fishing in Florida - I think it was the coldest day in Tampa that year (locals warned us).  Didn't catch anything, but it was fun making tee and listening to mp3's on a new computer along the docks.

Saturday, January 18, 2003

Kayaking in Tampa

One of the things I enjoyed about Tampa is the sea and going out in my Kayak.  It's quite amazing seeing the bay from the water.

The kayak I had was a full sea kayak and could have gone quite a distance.  At one point I was planning on going to sea, but never left the bay (perhaps that's good too)

Thursday, January 16, 2003

Shuttle Launch

Seeing the Space Shuttle launch from Tampa is quite amazing.  Cape Canaveral is 130 miles away and this stream of smoke is clearly visible in the sky.

Sadly this is the shuttle that disintegrated when it came back for landing in the atmosphere.