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Briefly: Rush gets his Mac fix, Easer mEggs

updated 07:05 pm EDT, Thu March 13, 2008

Adobe Font Folio Essential

In brief: Rush Limbaugh gets his Mac troubleshooting issues resolved, Adobe Font Folio Essentials debuts, the Easter mEgg Hunt" hunt for Mac software has been announced, nova media cuts prices for US media residents, and an Easter icon pack for the iPhone has been released ... Rush Limbaugh's IT professional, in conjunction with an unnamed Apple Engineer has fixed Rush's recent complaints about problems in Mac OS X 10.5. Limbaugh said "Apple engineers to look at, and they found the problem. Basically, what we had to do was delete the null mail folder (that's the folder that processes all e-mail) and then we told the mail app to rebuild its internal director via terminal command, and now it is working flawlessly. So I just wanted to take a moment to thank people at Apple. I'm not going to mention the name of the engineer."

Adobe Font Folio Essentials debuts

Adobe has announced a new OpenType font collection for teaching and learning about typography. Developed in collaboration with AIGA, "Font Folio Education Essentials" allows higher education students and faculty to design and express creative ideas using OpenType. Students and faculty can create professional-quality print materials, effective websites, rich interactive experiences, and dynamic mobile content. The collection includes nearly 500 fonts, designs, and glyphs. "All fonts are OpenType format, which provides enhanced linguistic support, advanced typographic features, and true cross-platform compatibility. The collection has been assembled in collaboration with AIGA specifically to provide depth, breadth, and value for higher education."

"Easter mEgg Hunt" hunt for Mac software announced

Houdah Software has announced the "Easter mEgg Hunt", a seasonal discount for Mac users. Select Mac indie developers have joined the program, wherein articipating sites will show a banner: Spot the Eggs, get Mac Software, 20% off. This takes visitors to the "Easter mEgg Hunt" homepage. From there they start the hunt for eggs on other participating sites. Eggs are small images which link back to the "Easter mEgg Hunt" site where their contents is revealed. Each egg contains a coupon code valid for a 20% discount at 3 participating stores. The same coupon is hidden in 3 eggs placed on 3 different sites.

nova media cuts prices for US media residents

In light of the dollar's falling value against the euro, nova media decided to cut the prices for its software for US and Canadian residents. "Our webshop recognizes a customer who resides in the USA or Canada and offers prices one to one in US-Dollars instead of Euros." states Jan Fuellemann, PR spokesperson at nova media. "These customers save approximately 35% on each software purchase in comparism to the ordinary exchange rate." Nova media offers software to use mobile devices like cell phones and modems with Mac OS X. One of its products is Fone2Phone.

Easter icon pack for the iPhone

Mirye Software and Icon People have created a free Toon Bunny 3D for iPhone icon replacement pack for Easter. The icon pack accompanies the announcement that Mirye Software will publish Icon People's user experience libraries and distribute them through Mirye Software's distribution network and online store. The icon pack includes 17 replacement png graphics that are bright and cheerful and designed around the character Toon Bunny and non-religious Easter themes.

by MacNN Staff



  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Rush gets his fix

    his cheeseburger fix, his vicodin fix, his hate-mongering fix...

  1. chas_m




    that headline ... it's the wittiest thing MacNN has put up in, well, forever. :)

  1. JackWebb

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Always has high end

    I thought I was up there with 8GB of RAM. Rush has 32GB of RAM in each of his 8-core Mac Pros. I don't know what he would need that much for. But I remember him always having the latest back to when the Quadra 900 was the top thing.

    And yes, that headline is much funnier than the hateful climacs.

  1. howiethemacguy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Say what you want...

    Say what you want about Rush but, he actively promotes Apple on his radio show. What the f*** is up with all of the references to his PAST drug addiction? Has no one ever made a mistake before? Get the f*** over it!!! I'm sure anyone who was once addicted to drugs or alcohol wouldn't appreciate being reminded of it for the rest of their lives.

  1. MeandmyMac

    Joined: Dec 1969


    From Rush's website...

    "I've got four -- I got them installed, by the way, last weekend -- brand-new Mac Pros, 32 gigs of RAM, eight core processors, all the way the fastest speed, whatever they are. I can't remember off the top of the bat. Oh! This is funny, too. I wanted to get two super-drive bays. I've put a Blu-ray drive in the top bay. When I mentioned this last time, one of the snarky comments in one of these blogs was, "I don't think Limbaugh even knows what Blu-ray is, because Apple has not made Blu-ray available."

    Well, Apple didn't, but there are third-parties. I've got a Blu-ray drive, and I've got some Blu-ray blank disks, dual-sided, 50 gigabyte. Now, you can't play Blu-ray movies on them because the hardware is not on the computer yet to play Blu-ray movies, but I didn't get Blu-ray to watch movies on the computer. I have a theater. I've got big TVs. I don't need to watch it on a computer screen. I got it for data transfer and so forth. Anyway, so the Blu-ray is in there and the thing is working just fine and dandy."

    So much for people saying things like...

    "Just saying he ordered the Mac Pros with Blu-ray tells you he doesn't know WTF he's talking about."

    It's a good thing ignorance isn't a crime or there'd be a lot of MacNN jailbirds!

    Here is the link to the quote above, not that anyone who "thinks" they know Rush will go visit it, but I am curious to those Rush haters out there and you know who you are, what is the meaning of "Dittoheads"... Just wanting to test your knowledge seeing as you know all about the man, his views and his program!

  1. Warrenpeace

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: Rush's past mistakes

    I never liked the guy, but after having surgery and given Oxycontin afterwards in the hospital, I could forgive the guy. That stuff is great. I thought I could run a marathon, hours after surgery. If I could afford bags of it, I'd likely do it too.

    (that was sarcasm with a drop of truth)

  1. boomer0127

    Joined: Dec 1969


    can rush have...

    ... the macbookpro trackpad freeze problem so he can get that one solved too?

  1. danviento

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Lucky guy

    Not saying he's lucky for the kick-a** machines he owns, that's just a symbol/perk of success. I'm just amazed that he got an engineer to correspond/converse with him to fix his machines.

    Normally, Apple makes you send it in when ppl on the phone or at the store can't fix it. Too bad they don't do this for more people. It'd set a good example for the industry.

  1. CeeDion

    Joined: Dec 1969


    People make fun...

    ...of Limbaugh's addiction problems because he's sanctimonious and doesn't hesitate to call out the failings of others.

    I've never really understood the obsession some have with "celebrity" hardware anyway. Who's cares how many macs he or any other media doink uses?

  1. MeandmyMac

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Not Lucky,...

    ...just that Apple takes care of it's customers. Especially those that buy mega bucks of hardware, be it 4 Mac Pros or a dozen or so iPhones with full AT&T contracts, but more importantly, Rush loves his Macs, he praises them, he buys the latest and greatest and in most cases, spends several minutes talking on air to his audience of 20 million which is "free air time advertisement for Apple products". Call his radio programmer and ask for advertising rates for 5 minutes of straight advertising air time, for multiple times and let me know what you come up with and you'll see why Apple is okay with personally sending a service technician to solve the problem.

    RE: "people make fun of Limbaugh's addiction problems because he's sanctimonious and doesn't hesitate to call out the failings of others." Is he still addicted to his prescription based medicines? I thought he went to one of those Paris Hilton detox places and cleaned up? Or did you mean for your statement to read... ""people make fun of Limbaugh's past addiction problems", unless you are sure factually that he still has "addiction problems".

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