ARC Addition: Intel iMac 2.8 GHz


After seven years of heavily milking my old G4 Mirror Door, I decided it was time to get something a bit more powerful under the hood (though, in all fairness, that G4 still has a lot of life to it, and I might end up turning it into a media server or something along those lines). So, I went down to Small Dog and got myself an Intel iMac! (Great sales people there, by the way. Always friendly and helpful, even though that makes me sound a little like an otherwise grumpy old man.) Yes, it’s a hell of a lot faster, and the widescreen is excellent for timeline-based audio and video editing, not to mention the amazing screen resolution. And since Snow Leopard will be Intel only, that was pretty much the final nail in the PowerPC coffin for me. At least as a regular production machine. For now, I have my old monitor right next to the iMac, serving in extended desktop mode, though I have some other plans for that older piece of hardware in the future, as a bit of an extension of the “command center” concept. All in all, a wonderful new set-up for future projects, including my secret audio one, which benefits greatly from this upgrade. Too happy. (For those keeping score, this is Mac #27 for my Apple Retro Collection.)


Matt G. Paradise is Executive Director of Purging Talon, a media company responsible for releasing groundbreaking and often imitated audio, video, print, and Web work since 1993, including the internationally respected Satanic magazine, Not Like Most. Paradise is also a Magister in the Church of Satan and, since the early-1990s, has also done media representative work for the CoS through all major media forms — network television, radio, print publications, and the Internet. He is the author of Bearing The Devil’s Mark, a collection of writings on Satanism; as well as editor of The Book of Satanic Quotations (First and Second Editions). He was also producer and co-host of Terror Transmission, a horror movie commentary podcast; and is currently the producer and host of three podcasts (The Accusation Party, Vintage Vinyl Vivisection and Strange Moments in Cultural History) on The Accusation Network.

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