Without a doubt, has had a huge impact on the GUI community
for both Mac and PC. Scott Chitwood offers icons and desktops
to brighten your computer's day!
Best of all, Scott is a help to all those
in the community of which he has influenced. We tip our hat to
July 4, 2001
AMERICA! Our United States celebrates
225 years as an independant nation. You say
it's your birthday. It's my birthday too, yeah! Need some fireworks?
MacMonkies hits the waves of the World
Wide Web! A site dedicated to bring a smile to your Mac and PC,
MacMonkies is committed to deliver quality GUI material
as well as a variety of computer related items. Spread the news!
has a new update just in time for the Holiday! Scott has 6 new
awesome pics that will make your eyes go nutz! Head over
and take a gander. RUN, don't walk!!
Alien Skin Software
is handing out a fully functional copy of Eye Candy 3.1 absolutely
free of charge! All you have to do is grab the August 2001 issue
of MacAddict and install
it from the included software disk. You get 21 awesome filters
for Photoshop for the price of a magazine and have great reading
to boot. Grab your copy today!
Strata 3Dbase is available as a FREE
download. This is no save-disabled, timed-out demo, but a fully
functioning 3D application. Strata 3Dbase replaces Strata
3D. This 3D package allows you to create 3D objects and environments.
Your copy is available at Strata
Bill Gates certainly got a break the other day as an
appeals court unamimously reversed the breakup of Microsoft.
Though the decision was certainly a plus for Gates, the court
ruled that "the software giant violated antitrust laws."
The court sent the case to a new judge "to decide whether
a breakup or some other penalty is warranted for the software
giant." The appeals court said the reason they disagreed
with the breakup was due to comments made by Judge Jackson before
for his initial decision. "He likened Gates to Napoleon
and Microsoft to a murderous street gang." One can't
help but wonder if Jackson thinks his own comments and verdict
were not such a bright
As rapper Eminem was being sentenced for two gun-related
charges, Judge Denise Lanford was quoted as saying "The
activity you engaged in will not be tolerated in a civilized
society. ... Don't misstep. Don't fall down ... Now is the time
for you to please stand up." -- from
Have you Heard?
MacMonkies has been informed that
"Drive 10," Micromat's
much anticipated disk utility for Mac OSX, will ship "sometime
in July." With the Macworld
Conference & Expo being held in New York on July 18,
19, & 20, it might be safe to expect shipping to commence
about that time.
Many Mac users agree that the release of OSX's 10.1
will be at the Macworld
Expo. Many agree that it will not. Though there is
disagreement as to when the official release will occur, most
do agree on what will be available in the update. Features are
said to include DVD playback, Apple's Disc Burner, some changes
to the interface, and many bug fixes. It is even rumored that
10.1 "is to 'Meet or Beat' Mac OS 9 on performance."
Only time will tell!
Bryce 5 will be released in July! MacMonkies
has learned that Corel will
be releasing a much improved version of the 3-D rendering program
later this month. New features are to include: "the Tree
Lab, allowing users to specify trees down to the number of needles
on a branch, Metaballs, to aid in the creation of and experimentation
with organic shapes, and Light Lab, offering control over lighting
direction, intensity and tinting." The new version is also
carbonized, making it compatible with OSX.
Have some inside information on upcoming
events? Review our Submission
Policy and drop us a line!
Check 'em Out!
- If you have Mac OSX, and you have managed to collect the
handful of third party themes that have been available, then
you are certainly aware of the drawbacks of switching
those themes! But thanks to MetamorphX by Erik Thorteran,
you don't need Calgon to take you away! Before MetamorphX,
users had to login as the Root user and manually move the
Extras file. Now, you can do so simply by "launching
MetaMorphX, authenticating, selecting the theme that you
would like to switch to, and logging out." Head over to
and take a gander!
- Speaking of themes, Michael Rabe of The
Doghouse has recently created Glass
and Pastel Blue
for OSX. These are very nicely done themes and work great with
MetamorphX. Check 'em out!
- Want true GOO? Stop by ResExcellence
and check out what many consider the best GUI site on
the net. Excellence at its best!
Just Plain Nutz!
Oh My Word!
Many years ago, when computers were still in their
infancy, it was decided to test the abilities of this new form
of artificial intelligence. The computer was put to the language
test. Its task was to translate the phrase "Out of Sight,
Out of Mind" from one language to another. The result? The
translation read: "Invisible imbecile!"
Technology for Country Folk:
Log On: Making a wood stove hot; Log
Off: Too much wood on fire; Monitor: Keep'n an eye
on the wood stove; Down Load: Gitten the farwood off'n
the truck; Mega Hertz: When yer not keenfull gitten the
farwood; Floppy Disc: Watcha git from tryin to tote too
much farwood; Ram: That than thang what splits the farwood;
Hard Drive: Gitten home in the winter time; Windows:
Whut to shut when its cold outside; Screen: What to shut
when its black fly season; Byte: Whut dem dang flys do;
Chip: Munchies fer the TV; Micro Chip: Whut's in
de bottom of de munchie bag; Modem: Whatcha do to de hay
fields; Dot Matrix: Ole Dan Matrix's wife
(To Be Continued)
Have a good line or two that would put
a smile on an Ape Face? Check out MacMonkies' Submission
Policy and drop us a line!
Odds and Ends
Recently Macmonkies noticed a little "blurb"
at the bottom of ResExcellence's
home page. It states "$3815203 = interest earned by Bill
Gates today." If understood correctly, then it would
take a person with an average annual salary of $50,000 over 76
years to make the same amount that Bill Gates earns from interest
alone in a single day! Good Golly Miss Molly!!
the Bottom Line
(What more did you expect?! )
Apple will be holding the Macworld Expo in New York later this month! Take a look!
Monster Is Assaulted!
On June 23rd 2001, Cookie Monster was punched
& kicked at a crowded Sesame Street theme park for simply
declining to pose for a picture! Was someone having a bad
Lean, popular alternative Webbrowser.
An instant messenger
client for AIM, ICQ, MSN, Jabber, & Yahoo.
July virus definitions for both Norton &
Virex are available for download.Editor's NotesIn the last few years, things arounnd
this planet of ours seem to have become a bit too serious! So
serious at times, that it has been almost comical. Who ever thought
we would need a warning label for everything from hot coffee
to high pressured pop? That's about the time when a few coconuts
landed on my noggin. It finally dawned on me that even with the
dark clouds overhead, there was still plenty to smile about (even
if it was just gas). Still scratchin' your head? Well, it just
came time to have some fun! That is our mission for this planet
of apes. So, if you have a computer and would like to see it
smile, head to MacMonkies and stay for a while!
Now, regarding the site...here's your sign!
As you are browsing around MacMonkies, you may come across
a banana peel or three. We are still sprucing things up a bit
and we will always make inprovements where we can. So, if you
can't access an area or something just doesn't look right, chances
are it will be in order soon. If not, head over to the Comments
area or drop me a line.
Till coconuts fly -
Welcome to the first edition of MacMonkies!
I hope you enjoy your stay.