This is the first time I’ve worn regular shoes out of the house rather than boots in quite a long time. And I probably should’ve worn boots – it’s a slushy, slushy world out there.

After looking around for an appropriate program to create my portfolio in, I settled on the new Apple program Pages. I had a chance to play with it for a little while last night, and it looks really nice. Basically, it’s a hybrid word-processor/layout program that does an adequate job at both tasks. If you’re looking for a serious page layout tool, this ain’t it, nor is it gonna put Microsoft Word out of business. But, if you want something cheap ($79 for Pages and Keynote) with a good, easy-to-learn user interface, this is your program.

Installing Pages last night reminded me how old my computer is – it’s a 400 MHz G3 iMac that’s now 5 years old. It’s time for an new computer, but I need to make sure whatever I choose meshes with plans to travel a bunch this summer and possibly go to school in the fall.

posted February 1, 2005 – 8:43 am
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