Thursday, January 17, 2008

Chad W Smith's MacBook is for sale

Grab a piece of Internet History!

Alas, it is time for me to part with my old friend, my MacBook. Having revived it from the land of the dead, and restored it to better than new condition, I have to part with it. I have to pay off the debt I got into replacing it!

It is on ebay right now.

Here are the specs.

  • 1.83 Ghz Dual-Core Intel Core Duo Processor
  • 2 GB DDR2 PC2-5300 677 Mhz 200-pin SO-DIMM RAM
  • 80 GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive SATA
  • ComboDrive (CD±R/W & DVD)
  • 13.3" Screen at 1280 x 800 resolution native
  • Front Row (remote included)
  • Leopard Mac OS X 10.5.1
  • iLife '08
  • iWork '08
  • Microsoft Office 2004
  • Windows XP Professional SP 2
  • 2 USB 2.0 Ports
  • Wireless 802.11a/b/g/draft-n
  • Ethernet 10/100/1000
  • iSight web cam
  • built-in mic
  • headphone and mic jack
  • stereo speakers
  • Mini-DVI out
  • And more....
If you are interested, please check out the auction. If you "Buy it Now" at the Buy it Now price, I'll throw in my Brenthaven carrying case, which is $50 online.

I really hate to part with this computer, since it was the first new computer I ever bought, but I can't really justify keeping it since I replaced it. Also, since people have asked, I will say that I can load all my YouTube videos on it, and even sign it, if you are so inclined. And if you don't want XP for whatever reason, I can take that off, too. It's a new hard drive with a fresh install of everything - so this is in better-than new condition. I replaced the keyboard, maxed out the RAM, and put in a bigger hard drive. This this is better than the MacBook Air in everyway except thinness!

If you have any questions at all, feel free to leave a comment - email me - or contact me through ebay. Thanks for reading and happy bidding!

Monday, November 12, 2007

How to Install Brushes for GimpShop

Someone asked me how to get brushes for GimpShop, well here's the video.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Learn about GIMPShop on the go

You ever get stuck in an airport with no free WiFi, and you don't want to pay $9.99 to be able to jump online for the next 30 minutes? Well, that's what cell phones are for, silly!

But let's say you didn't want to just read your email, you want to watch videos about GIMPShop off of YouTube. But you don't (yet) have an iPhone. If you've ever tried to find a video on your cell phone, you know it can be an ordeal! Well, now there is a website that can help you.

Avot Media has launched a website for mobile users that want to watch Internet video on their phones. It allows users to search YouTube, Google Video, Daily Motion and other sites to find the video you want. The Avot Mobile Site is located at

From that site you can download a program that allows you to search and watch Web videos on your mobile device (currently it offers support for Windows Mobile 5.0 or newer). This program isn't like other programs for your phone that transcode the video and then send you the compressed (and therefore less clear and crisp) video. This is the content straight from the source. So you get a better picture.

This is especially important when your dealing with stuff like the videos on our site, tech demos, walk throughs, and tutorials. Let's say you are sitting in that airport and you want to watch my buddy James' video on how to install GIMPShop on Windows XP. If you use a compressed video, it's going to be difficult to see what exactly James is clicking. While on the other hand, with AvotMV, you can watch it just like it was straight from YouTube.

AmotMV let's you build an unlimited number of playlists and then watch the videos you want, when you want, where you want, (as long as you have a signal, of course). So load that thing full of videos about the GIMP, GIMPShop,, Audacity, Firefox, and other great open source programs.

I just did a quick search and found some great GIMPShop videos on YouTube. So you can add those to your playlist, and when you've go the time, just watch them on your mobile phone.

To learn more about Avot Media and AvotMV - check out their demo videos. And you can also scope the Avot Blog for the latest information about their service.

Monday, October 01, 2007

How to install GIMPShop on Windows

I, James Earls, just uploaded a video to YouTube on how to install GIMPShop on Windows XP. I did increase the audio so everyone can hear better, sorry about that. I used CamStudio to make the video ( and I used VirtaulDub ( to increase the audio volume. Hey, the more I learn, the more I share.

Friday, June 22, 2007

More great stuff to come.

Hello GIMPShop users. I want to thank you for visiting this little fan site of ours. It's been a lot of fun being with you for the past couple of years. I'm sorry I haven't been updating as much as I should have. The fact is, there hasn't been much to report about GIMPShop in the last year. But there has been a ton of open source stuff that has happened. I've just been really busy with off line life.

The major news in open source for the last year has been the new version of the GPL that's about to be released and the controversy surrounding it. Other news has been continued improvements of existing products. is now at version 2.2.1. Firefox is at GIMP is at 2.2.15. Ubuntu has been on fire this year. This Linux distro has taken the world by storm.

I'd like to let you know that my friend James is going to be taking over GIMPShop dot Net, so you'll most likely see some changes. I might drop a line in every once and while, but James will be the main author of the site from now on. You can check out his blog to find out more about him.

I'd like to thank Navtej for reminding me to update the site. He's a digger, a Facebook member, he's on linkedin, too. He is on Yahoo Answers, and he's got a blog.