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Tue 06 Dec 2005
Airport Express up and running
Category : mac and the internet
Unable to tolerate the loss of a network after struggling with mixed signals for a fortnight, I impetuously purchased Airport Express from Club 21's iShop. It's up and running now and music from iTunes on is filtering into the living room via iTunes 5.
Airport Express which debuted in June 2004 lives up to its promise. After a few seconds, the network was online. I ran the Airport Admin Utility to secure and name the network, and iTunes was able to broadcast music to the living room via the speakers plugged in to the Airport Express.
Later, I'll plug my USB printer into it next in order to obtain a network printer! And the PC notebook is getting online much more easily now.
Now all I have to do is get my iBook fixed!
Earlier this eveening, I had an hour to spare before "Goblet of Fire", Ladybug recalled an iShop sticker at the entrance of Orchard Cineleisure and we were soon admiring some 20" iMacs.
A friendly staff member by the name of Teddy came over and saw us looking at Habitatnews, and recognised me. Apparently my macaddict kaki, Yezdi had pointed the site out to him (he's interested in biology), so he's been reading that site and this one.
After chatting for awhile, I asked Teddy to find my old friend Raymond whom I mentioned had set up my first iBook minutes before I rushed off to New Delhi in March 2002.
That fateful iBook eventually became a lemon and Apple Singapore eventually replaced it with a 1GHz iBook about a year ago. Since Sunday, this otherwise reliable workhorse has been displaying a white screen of death. Raymond hopes its just a cable jostled loose probably when I lugged it to Sungei Buloh. Since iShop has a service centre, I'll drop in there rather than AMK.
Raymond also showed us the training room he setup and it is aan attractive venue for blogging/web 2.0 seminars in future. It's a nice setup for seminars with a capacity of up to 60 users. And PC users will sigh - the tables are all laid out with gleaming powerbooks!
Well before I left for what Raymond calls "Helicopter" (*sigh*), I grabbed Adobe Ilustrator (edu version), Toast 7 and an iomega 1GB USB2.0 drive.