October 26th, 2000
October 21st, 2000
October 10th, 2000
September 29th, 2000
September 23rd, 2000
An 'Xtrem' Interview
Of Penguins and Daemons 3
Devangelism #10 or She Named Her Trombone Skott...
The Threat of Standardization
The NeXT Mac OS: Part 4
A Night at the Opera
Rhymin' And Schemin 2:
Mac OS X DP4 Report
De-Vangelism #9 OR To Aquacadet 3518 with extra green beans
Mac OS X DP3 Screenshots Removed!
At the demand of Apple Legal we have removed the screenshots that accompanied our Mac OS X DP3 coverage. As many of you have never seen a letter from Apple legal, here is a quote that will give you the general idea of the tone:
"We demand that you cease and desist from disseminating Apple's copyrighted and proprietary screen shots on all websites and servers under your control. This includes any hyperlink to other locations where the material may be available."
The NeXT MacOS: Part 3
Of Penguins and Daemons 2
For the three of you that didn't figure it out, the press release below was our April Fool's Joke. Thanks to Todd at Ihateapple.com for teaming up with us on this one...
APPLE COMPUTER, INC., ACQUIRES LEADING PLATFORM DEBATE SITES -- IHATEAPPLE.COM and moonrockreptiles.com
Cupertino, CA, March 31, 2000 -- Apple Computer, Inc. (AAPL) today announced that it has purchased two leading platform debate websites -- moonrockreptiles.com, and Ihateapple.com. The two sites will merge and form a new Internet venture, iAdvocacy.com.
Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer, said: "The merger of these two sites will create an Internet platform-advocacy superpower second to none. With this move, Apple will continue its lead in factual and accurate reporting."
Todd Arneson, founder of Ihateapple.com, said: "As much as I despise Apple, this is a move for the better. moonrockreptiles and Ihateapple.com being under the same roof which will allow us to carry out such nerdy actions as launching water balloon wars at each other during lunch. And the food fights... the food fights will be second to none."
Jason Buck, site administrator and founder of moonrockreptiles.com, said: "moonrockreptiles.com and Ihateapple.com are the leading platform advocacy sites on the Internet today. By coupling our user base, our writers, and Apple's colossal resources, we have the potential to become a web portal on everyone's desktop."
Stephan Jones, also a site administrator and founder of moonrockreptiles, said: "If you think sites like MacNN and ZDnet's MacCentral are big, you haven't seen anything. By providing an outlet for both Macintosh and PC users alike to speak their peace, we are filling a market that is, at best, sorely lacking. When you think "I like my Mac.", or, "I like my PC.", you'll think of iAdvocacy.com. We're going to give all the other platform-advocacy sites out there a run for their money."
Founded in 1998, Ihateapple.com will move its operations from Scottsdale, AZ to Cupertino, CA; and moonrockreptiles.com, founded in 1999, will move its operations from Anchorage, AK, to Cupertino, CA, as the two sites merge.
Details of the cost of the merger are not being released, said Apple CFO Fred Anderson.
Devangelism #8 OR Spiff Sells Out
A word on MacCards
I cannot believe Apple's sheer and utter disrespect for the admiration such loyal Mac users as Simon Jones have given them. He made a pro-Macintosh site and spent many hours and exerted much energy on promoting Apple because he thought they were unique, and had a very attractive distinct edge in the industry. It saddens me that any company could threaten legal action on it's own enthusiasts. When has Harley davidson taken down fan sites that use that pervasive eagle emblem? Have they barged in on biker BBQ's and told them to shut the picnic down? NO!! So stand up!!! Fight back for MacCards!! I request that each and every one of you who reads this pass it on to a friend and fire off an email to Apple requesting that they overturn such a brash decision. It is ludicrous in the extreme to think that anyone could mistake MacCards for iCards. Even if it wasn't outrageous, all that Apple needed to do was have Simon place a disclaimer on his web site so that those few who might be confused enough to think that MacCards is iCards would know better? If Apple has such a hard time with people using the Mac logo, then have them challenge the Mac SurfShop and every other damn Mac site that utilizes the Apple Logo. I Considered putting it on MacOpz just to piss Apple off for what they've done, but I would be ashamed to wear the emblem of such an inconsiderate corporation...
The NeXT MacOS: Part 2
Internal moonrockreptiles Changes
A couple of changes have occurred here at moonrockreptiles. Firstly, as we hope you didn't notice (The idea was for it to be a transparent change) we switched hosts. We are now with Internet Communications (ICOM) instead of Pair. It is less expensive, seems to be just as fast and reliable, and finally - it offers CGI scripting. Since we now have CGI scripting we are hosting OUR OWN forum instead of sending you offsite (Even though it always still looked like you were on site previously, now you truly will be.)
The NeXT Mac OS: Part 1
Smelly Raven Rebuttal
Of Penguins and Daemons
De-Vangelism #7 Or Let's Talk About X Ba-by
Mac OS X DP3 Report #2
De-Vangelism #6 Or Who put all this Jell-O in my bed?
Mac OS X DP3 Report:
moonrockreptiles to Change Content Direction
Recently, Crosis and I had something of a revelation. moonrockreptiles began merely as a free forum, hosted by InsideTheWeb for free. It evolved from that into small website hosted by freeservers. Then, Crosis and I took the first real risk by purchasing and setting up moonrockreptiles.com. Originally, we fancied ourselves journalists, bringing you the latest news, along with a side dish of entertaining columns. The revelation was this: There are already established Macintosh news websites, most of the sites pertaining to the mac are either involved in news or sales. This did not mean that we couldn't make it in the news market, it just made it that much harder, similar to domestic news competing with ABC.
Jason Buck, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of moonrockreptiles explains the change, "There are millions of Mac news sites. Several of them do the job fantastically and leave little room for improvement. Not to say we couldn't do it, but why do it if someone else is already doing a fine job? Any improvements we could offer over some of these sites is marginal, and would hardly affect the Mac community. MacNN, MacCentral, Macintouch are sort of like the 'CNN Headline News' of the Mac world. We want to be the '60 Minutes' of the Mac world, with SpaceDog Spiff as our Andy Rooney."
moonrockreptiles has seen a number of changes lately. The entire site was redesigned. The forum changed locations and gained the look of the rest of the site. A board specifically for the moonrockreptiles team to work with each other was set up. We added a new column and will soon add more. Finally, we fed Spacedog Spiff. The format change is simply a piece of an evolution to a better moonrockreptiles, and a better Mac community.
New and Improved moonrockreptiles Forum
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