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July 16, 2002
MONKIE MADNESS LATE NIGHT
GUI EDITION! 9:07 PM MST
New Desktops And Icons! - Now serving: Gobfuls of GUI Goodies that'll make
your desktop burp with satisfaction! Great new icons are available
on Page 11 and Page
12 of the Icon Department. Hangin' around in the Gallery are some fantastic new Desktops
in all your favorite flavors! Get 'em while they is HOT!
Gideon Softworks In New York! - Live from New York, it's...Gideon
Softworks, Inc. announced the Gideon Softworks' Macworld
NY Photo Journal. During Macworld they'll be posting
images of Macworld and New York City. Stop by their site
daily for new photos.
And to add to the funtivities, during Macworld
you have the opportunity to pick up the Gideon MWNY
Bundle - three of their award winning programs bundled
together at a discounted price. Head over to Gideon
Softworks and grab some fun!
Macintosh International - See the
Mac scene around the world without leaving the comfort of your
one-button mouse! Macintosh
International takes a look at the Mac scene in several places
around the world. In the autumn you will have the chance to submit
your own picture. Passport and visa not required. You're sure
to see Why the Mac
is so great while visiting Macintosh
- Plenty of Monkie fun is comin' your way on Wednesday! Dishin'
out those iconian beauties are icon artists Samuel Krueger of
Pixel Jerk, Mr. Dan Flax Creations, Paul
Sahner, and master of miXthepiX,
Gallery Goodies are comin' at ya from Alan
Sherwood of EA Design,
Mr. Todd "Jar
Jar" Darland, Rampant
Mac's "Cool Cat" Scott Chitwood, MAJArch
Studios' Majestic Melissa, EMK
Design's Evan Kaufman, and Monkie Man "I Gotta Go Poo
Poo" - Mean Mr. Monkie!
While you're out and about lookin' for fun,
don't forget to Sign Up for one
of the over $1,600 worth of great prizes, like Mr. "K"
from somewhere in Texas! =) Just be sure that you fill out that
wascally form completely and in its entirety!
July 15, 2002
Birthday Giveaway Update! - The good folks at YazSoft
have contributed 3 copies
of Speed Download
to MacMonkies' Birthday Giveaway,
bringing the total prize value to over $1,600! There's plenty
of cool prizes including a Playstation 2, a JVC DVD player, and
great software from our contributors. Be sure to check out today's
Featured Software. Then, hurry over
and get yourself Signed Up!
- Mikawares is
back in the saddle again! Mr. Michele Bugliaro has updated his
cool Mac archives with 22 new desktops, WITH preview! Well c'mon
everybody and let's get to Mikawares
Featured Software Prize - You don't have to wait that long!
If you're looking to send
your files FAST, then Aladdin's
Stuffit Deluxe is the app for you! Stuffit
Deluxe shrinks those important files down - up to 98%
smaller than their original size! It's EASY to use and you won't
get stuck with a stuffed file you can't open, as it handles more
platforms than anything else. Plus you can easily view and access
those seldom used archived files. Think of all the hard drive
space you can save! To top it off, 1 of 3 copies can be yours
for FREE in MacMonkies' Birthday Giveaway.
What ARE you waiting for? Check it out!
July 14, 2002
- Just when the going gets good...it just gets better! Mr.
Ben Haller, master mind behind all things aqua at Stick
Software, has put his feet together and put them out there
on your screen with Big
Foot! Ben says:
Stick Software released BigFoot, a fun, creative
desktop critter that will keep you company through those short
summer nights. The feet dance, chase the mouse and play hopscotch,
among many other behaviors. Their appearance and behavior is
very customizable, and you can even put your own foot images
in, using your baby's footprint or your favorite pair of shoes.
is perhaps the Monkiest piece of "useless" software
we've laid our eyes on. Well worth the tiny $10 price tag! Plus,
it has been added to our Birthday Giveaway
Prize list! Get your big monkie feet over to Stick
Software and grab your copy today!
- EVERBODY loves DV
Graphics! So what's holding you back? Well maybe some peer
pressure will help sway your opinion...read what some of the
Mac web's biggest personalities are saying about DVG! Get yer
Monkie tail in gear and get on over there!
July 13, 2002
Rampant Mac Attack!
- The Rampant
Mac is back in black! Scott "Big-Fat-Daddy-Cat"
Chitwood (it-must-be-horrible-to-be-so-hyphenated) has doubled
his site size...Now there are TWO pages! Slip by and check out
new additions Lusus Naturae and Art Desk no.9.
There's plenty of GUI fun and madness goin' on at Rampant
Featured Software Prize - With MacMonkies'
Birthday Giveaway officially under way, we want you to
know about the cool prizes that are currently up for grabs. So
let's get to it!
GraphicConverter from Lemke
Software has got be the best value in image editors available
- period! This great app will open virtually any picture with
import capabilities of about 160 different formats and exports
about 45. You can batch convert graphics, use the built-in browser
to view pictures, and even watch a slide show with GraphicConverter!
The app is easy to use and solid from the ground up. And certainly
one of the best features is the price: $35 in U.S. currency buys
you a great piece of software with free updates.
Don't be stuck with a great picture that
you can't open! Sign up for your
chance to win a copy of GraphicConverter
or head over to Lemke Software
and grab a copy today! Check it out!
July 12, 2002
1st BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY!
A Sony PlayStation 2! - In honor of all of our wonderful
readers and a year's worth of fun, we are officially kicking
off our 1st Birthday Giveaway Celebration! Over $1,500
worth of cool stuff is up for grabs! Among the prizes are: a
PlayStation 2 with game, a DVD Player with movie,
and some awesome software from:
Winning couldn't be easier! Just head over
and get The Scoop on the Prizes
and Contributors, check out the Guidelines,
and fill out a quick Entry Form and you're on your way!
Click here and let the fun
- We want you to know what great prizes you have a chance of
winning. And we certainly want you to know the coolest of cool
software that's out there for your computer! So beginning tomorrow,
we will begin featuring our contributors'
software with a quick rundown of what it does and why it's so
cool! Be sure and stop back and check it out!
New GUI Goodies
- Mr. Dan Flax, Icons and Desktop editor of ResExcellence
and creator of Flax
Creations, has kindly contributed some fantastic new Boot
Panels to spruce up your OSX X-perience! The first two of
Dan's movie based works on display are X
- MATRIX and 007. You're sure
to enjoy these finely crafted "boots" from Dan Flax!
- Mando Gomez sums up this week's additions at Mandolux:
Mandolux has issued this week
16 new desktops: 10 Apache Helicopters (aerospace), 3 Giant/Dual
Monitor, 2 Technosis (abstract), and 1 Money desktop (world currency/paper
Swing by and check out all the latest from
the huge desktop collections at Mandolux!
July 11, 2002
You Can Be An Icon!
- Don't look like Bob LeVitus? Have more hair than Shawn King? Can't quite match eye colors with
Sly? But you still want a custom Hard Drive icon with your picture?
Then get ready for Iconize Me! - a new service coming
soon from DV Graphics.
Keep your Bananas peeled and we'll be sure to keep you posted!
Monkie Business! -
Did you know that laughing is aerobic? It provides a workout
diaphragm and increases the body's ability to use oxygen. So
put a smile on your face and slim that waist!
Have a piece you want to display?
July 10, 2002
At The Top
Aqua Hits The Big Screen - Mac OS X users who
attend the latest box office smash, Men
In Black II, will spot a familiar sight. That's right!
Mac OS X can be seen
on the computer screen in the movie. According to one viewer,
"The screen was round, so they modified OSX to be round
too...the Dock curved to fit the bottom of the screen."
For the first time, Mac software is being exposed on the big
screen, and Aqua
helps save the world! - from
Monkie Birthday Giveaway!
- Just around the corner is our
First Ever MacMonkies' Birthday Celebra...GET TO THE PUNCH LINE
ALREADY! OK! OK! How about over $1,400 worth of prizes to give
away in just a short couple of days?! Mr. Crusoe will be happy
to bring his servant to assist in the fun. Hmmm... ~=)
MacMonkies' Lucky #13
Icon Edition! - Holy
buckets of "lucky" numbers! This is the 13th plate
of fine Icon treats served up here at MacMonkies! Shall we dig
in to these fine treats? Lez do!
DV Graphics -
Paul Sahner of the ever popular DV
Graphics really knows how to pack in the value! Glass
IV is LOADED with awesome Aqua icons for all occasions!
And for those of you who want to put their
fun to work, pick up a copy Tools
of the Trade! This set is sure to add fun to your work
Pixel Jerk - From Pixel
Jerk, Mr. Midas Touch Samuel Krueger adds bunches of class
with Dreamweaver MX.
Adding further fun to your desktop experience
is another dose of Christmas in July with XBells!
This colorful set will add plenty of that festive feeling 365
days a year!
The fun never ends with the great icon work from Hein Mevissen!
From the icon archives of miXthepiX
comes a second site self-titled set to tickle your icon fancy
- MiXthepiX II!
Another set to mix work and fun is Hein's
cool collection of Hein's Applications!
Grab this great set and get to miXin'!
Check 'em out!
Another 9 New Desktops
In The Gallery -
Phew! We have big helpings of quality, quantity, and variety
packed into this week's Desktop Edition. Grab a soup spoon!
Spectacular! - Melissa's MAJArch
Studios has recently delved into the many dimensions of Bryce
3-D! From The Studio comes a very fine work titled Night
Mr. Alan Sherwood of EA
Design digs deep into the serious side of his artistic abilities
with his portrayal of Dante's Inferno.
Really the name says it all, but
a piece designed to portray one of the 27 (if I remember correctly)
rings of hell where the sinners are kept eternally in a sea of
ice and only their heads remain above the surface.
This piece is certainly one of Alan's best.
Mac's chief pixelator (umm, maybe the only pixelator) Scott
Chitwood, comes Desolate Beauty.
This masterfully crafted piece is well worth the lookin', as
its preview just doesn't do it justice. Take a closer look! =)
From the master of Monkie Ceremonies - Mr.
Wiles - come 2 new 3-D works. From
Above sports a warm Heavenly glow to brighten your desktop
encounters. And the futuristic piece titled The
Gallery sports an out-of-this-world look into rooms not
yet foreseen. Huh? Don't worry, we don't have a clue either!
Dreaming Desktops -
Evan Kaufman of EMK
Design adds his usual touch of class with the beautiful blue
piece titled Meantal Blue.
And while you're still somewhere between
here and La La Land, how about a nice collaborative piece by
EA design's webmaster
Ed Allen and head MacMonkie Bradford Wiles? Dreaming
is an adaptation of the Monkie piece titled Adumbration
(look that one up!). Ed added some nice Photoshop effects creating
a whole new look and feel! Thanks Ed!
ETC... - For a flurry of furry finale, we thought we'd
officially introduce the REAL brains behind the Monkie Business:
Tigger and Toenails. Though Tigger thinks he should
be King, Toenails is most certainly The
Boss. This nice black & white certainly shows off
However, Tigger somehow manages to muster
up the overriding Veto power and simply tells everyone to Go Back To Sleep! Now that's my kind
of leader! Enjoy!
Melissa, Scott, Paul,
Sam, Evan, Alan, Hein, and Ed
You all are AWESOME! Thanks for
your great work
and for being such wonderful people!
Check out our Submissions guidelines
and then send it in!
Featured Link -
Be sure to check out this week's Featured
Link - RAD.E8! As is Monkie custom, RAD.E8
has also been added to our Links Page.
Check 'em out!
- Bass master Michael Coyle and
company from ResExcellence
have quite literally gone fishin'! Michael invites all the ResEx
regulars to dig deep into their massive archives for tons of
Mac fun. You know the routine...Click
DV Graphics -
Paul Sahner knows no such thing as a dull moment at the studios
of DV Graphics! Paul
has officially released his latest MacGeeks icon collection:
MacGeeks2! Inside this new set you will find personalities
from MacMonkies, Your Mac
and even Paul! He has also added new "banner ad" images
and a Your Mac Life
radio clip on his "Awards page." Check it out!
Have you heard? Now you can add a graphical link to Xicons
right in your Microsoft Internet Explorer toolbar! Get all the details and check out all the latest
OSX icons at Xicons!
Mando Gomez has added yet another colorful selection to the vast
desktop archives of Mandolux.
The latest selection is a new Technosis/Anthraxis piece titled
Fireworks. Grab a look!
TERRA Dreams -
If you're looking for ultra-realistic landscape desktops, you
best get yourself over to TERRA
Dreams! They have 3 recent additions to their awesome collection,
2 of which were added in the last couple days! If you haven't
been there yet, you're missin' some great stuff! Get goin'!
- Mr. Hein Mevissen at miXthepiX
keeps crankin' out the quality as well as the downloads. In order
to keep up with high demand, Hein is looking for a sponsor. Let
Hein know how much you appreciate his work! If you can help out,
drop him a line at:email@example.com.
Check 'em Out!
Send us your news: firstname.lastname@example.org
News On The Net...
Apple Addiction: Tons O' T-Shirts! - Raines Cohen has collected over 500 Mac and Apple
related T-shirts over the last 20 years. His collection is so
unique that it has been added to the collection of Apple artifacts
at Stanford University. Cohen has simply picked up T-shirts while
attending Apple events, much like a person would buy a T-shirt
at every concert they attend. He has been to every Macworld Expo
held in the last seventeen years. - from Wired
Apple Offers WWDC 2002 Sessions - Those who are not able to attend the Macworld
Expo in New York have been given options regarding access to
the many sessions that will be held on Mac OS X, QuickTime, WebObjects
and many other topics. Apple is offering an $800 package of all
sessions. Individual sets can be bought for $300. Sessions are
streamed via QuickTime on ADC TV, and the $800 package will also
be available on DVD-ROM in August. - from Apple
TechnoBoom: Cyber-Fireworks! - Alberto Navarro, a pyrotechnic
artist, is having his
company develop a software program that will allow fireworks
shows to be viewed and programmed in advance. His company, Infinity
Visions, is expecting to have Visual Show Director 4D ready for
use by the next fourth of July. The program will allow users
to "view the colorful bursts from different angles, add
music, change colors and heights, and create patterns -- all
from the comfort of their computer." - from Wired
Music On The Net: You Know It Ain't Easy - Universal Music, the planet's
biggest music company, will be working with the media company
Vivendi to offer music downloads via the internet. The content
of about 1,000 albums will be offered using EMusic.com.
EMusic is a music subscription service which charges $9.99
- $14.99 for unlimited access to over 200,000 songs. The effort
is to get exposure to artists such as the Four Tops and Ringo
Starr that have "trouble getting into the rack these days,"
but deserve to "find a broader audience."- from Yahoo
Ain't That The Pits: Cherry Pit Spitters - The Krause
family have a special talent - and they show it off every year. They are topnotch
cherry pit spitters! At the annual Cherry Pit Spitting Championship
in Michigan, Father Rick and his two sons, Brian and Matt, took
1st, 2nd and 3rd places. His wife and youngest son also participated
in the contest. Brian Krause holds the world record for spitting
a cherry pit 22 meters in 1998. -
Have you Heard?
No New Power Macs At The MWNY? - Joe Wilcox, staff writer for CNET.com,
reports that Apple will not release new G4 Power Macs with bumped
up processor speeds at the Macworld Expo in New York next week.
However, Wilcox states that Apple will be unveiling a new iMac
with a 17" monitor. The faster Power Macs are reportedly
to arrive at a later date, such as August.
Wilcox also reports that a date for Apple's
next installment of OSX, code named Jaguar, is to be announced
by Steve Jobs at the Keynote Address for the MWNY. The release,
"barring any last-minute glitches," is expected in
August, rather than the traditional September release date.
MWNY Keynote Webcast! Apple will be broadcasting the Macworld Expo keynote
address live via the internet on July 17 at 9 AM ET! No need
to fork out the dough or wait in those nasty lines. Just
grab a copy of QuickTime
and head to Apple
on the 17th. It's that easy - just like a Mac!
Have some inside information
on upcoming events? Review our
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drop us a line!
Check 'em Out!
More Cool Software! - Ever noticed that when you find a company that
makes a cool program,
you're bound to find more cool stuff from the same company? It's
true! And Gideon Softworks
is no exception. Way back in the 20th Century, I found regular
desktop pics far too boring. I had dreams of having a desktop
on my Performa 6300 that MOVED! Flash forward a few short years:
has just released a great version of xBack,
an OSX app that transforms your Screen Savers into a cool desktop
backdrop. What could be cooler than that? How 'bout the price:
If you have OSX and enjoy showing your Mac
the time of its life, xBack
from Gideon Softworks
is a must have application. What ARE you waiting for? Check
Just Plain Nutz!
CLEVER BLONDE: LET THE GAMES BEGIN
A man was on a flight to New York from LA.
He was sitting next to a blonde lady. He decided to have some
fun, so he asked the blonde to play a game: He would ask a question,
and if she didn't know the answer, she would pay him $10, and
The blonde refused. But the man, instead
of giving up, said "I'll pay you $100 for every question
I don't know, and you can only pay me $10." The blonde accepted.
The man asked: "Who is the leader of
Russia?" The blonde promptly handed him a $10 bill.
Then she asked: "What is black and
white and runs up hills backwards?"
The man pondered on this for a while, then
took out his laptop and proceeded to check all his references,
e-mail all his friends, and ask the question in chat rooms. After
an hour the man handed the blonde $100, then asked "What
was it anyway?"
The blonde handed him a $10 bill and chuckled.
GRIN AND LOSE IT
Law of Necessity:
If it is good, they will stop making it!
Q: What do you call cheese that's not yours?
A: Nacho cheese!
IN SEARCH OF THE CRIME
A burglar entered a house in the middle
of the night. He was interrupted when the owner awoke. Drawing
a gun, the burglar said, "Don't move or I'll shoot. I'm
hunting for your money."
"Let me turn on the light," replied
the victim, "and I'll hunt with you."
HOLD YOUR TONGUE!
What NOT To Say To The Police
Sure I'll get my license, but can you hold
Sorry, Officer, I didn't realize my radar
detector wasn't plugged in.
Hey, you must've been doin' about 125 mph
to keep up with me. Good job!
You're not gonna check the trunk, are you?
Gee, Officer! That's terrific. The last
officer only gave me a warning, too!
Once a programmer drowned in the sea. Many
Marines were at that time on the beach, but the programmer was
shouting "F1 F1" and nobody understood it.
HOW DOES THE COMPUTER CHICKEN CROSS THE
- It's already on both sides of the road. And it just bought
- It tried to cross the road several times, and finally gave
- If your road needs to be crossed by a chicken, the server will
download a chicklet to the other side.
- Jumps out onto the road, turns right, and just keeps on running.
You know your dog is depressed when it thinks,
"Adam Sandler makes $20 million a film and I'm drinking
out of a toilet."
HAVING A GAS!
One day the son of the big chief comes to
the Medicine man and says "Big Chief no fart!"
So the Medicine man says, "Give him
one pill every 5 hours and come back to me in a week."
The son comes back and says "Big Chief
So the Medicine man says, "Give him
2 pills every 3 hours come back to me tomorrow!"
So the son comes back the next day and says,
"Big chief no fart!"
The Medicine man says "Really! Give
him one bag of pills every hour come back to me tomorrow!"
The son comes back the next day and exclaims,"Big
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Odds and Ends
The only exercise some people get is jumping
to conclusions, running down their friends, side-stepping responsibility,
and pushing their luck!
Not Being Yourself
Most people are other people. Their thoughts
are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions
- Oscar Wilde
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Over $1,600 worth of cool stuff
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Gig: 200 GB Hard Drive Debut
Western Digital to debut 200 GB
hard drive this month.
Boys Meet Bad Boys
The bad boys of rock, The Rolling
Stones' Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, are scheduled for an
"appearance" on TV's "bad boys," The Simpsons.
Sounds like a dinosaur fest.
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Randomly changes Desktop picture
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brings the Classic Apple menu
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Just a thought:
It is SO much easier to
complain that it is to DO something about the complaint. Or is
It may take time and making
a BUNCH of mistakes, but one's negative thought process CAN change.
And, if thoughts lead
to actions, you really can make a difference if you put your
mind to it!