Gilding the Apple

When Apple released the G5 iMac, I professed my hope that we would soon see some third-party armatures:

"Any alternate stands would have to be finely engineered for balance but I wouldn’t be surprised if some enterprising hardware manufacturer comes out with an armature in the style of the G4 iMac."

A company called Bluebroc have gone one better. They’ve designed an entire sofa around the iMac. That might be a tad extravagant but check out the armature on that thing. It looks very flexible indeed. Maybe they’ll build a sofa-free version.

Meanwhile, the Mac mini, which has only been out for a few weeks, already has a raft of accessories available. Expect more to follow.

If you’re looking for third-party products made with real love and care, the adorable foofbags have the market cornered. Handmade cosies: they’re not just for iPods (or bluetooth dongles).

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Previously on this day

17 years ago I wrote Lone Star

I’m back in Brighton.

18 years ago I wrote More tinkering with themes

In a previous entry, I was lamenting the fact that each of my themes relies on two different stylesheets which effectively rules out using an on-the-fly style switcher.

18 years ago I wrote StartupSounds

I love my Mac but I don’t think I’m quite ready to compose an entire opus about it.

18 years ago I wrote -={ PaPeR bOaTs }=-

The newest story over at is not only very well written, it has some great photos of Brighton’s wonderful west pier.

18 years ago I wrote Tinkering with the themes

Hopefully, you won’t notice anything different but I’ve been tinkering with the stylesheets for the various themes for the site.