Adobe Store


Tonight, I put my credit card to work and bought two things that I've been planning on getting for a long time.

First, I purchased a brand new ATI Radeon 9800 Pro Mac Edition graphics card for my Quicksilver G4 after losing several eBay auctions for other cards that will work with my computer, Motion, and Core Image. I wanted to get something that would also work with my broken Studio Display, which uses an ADC connector, but the Internet told me that I was being too picky. I think I'll just pick up a cheap DVI display somewhere, or buy an ADC adapter.

Then, just before I started this entry, I finally decided it was time to upgrade to Photoshop CS 2. Photoshop 5.0.2 has served me well for a long time, but I like to keep my software fresh, and after seven years, the neighbors start asking about the smell. I ordered direct from Adobe, who only required the serial number of my current version as proof that I'm eligible for the upgrade. I couldn't find the CD case, (it's around here somewhere) but fortunately Spotlight directed me to a file of serial numbers that I created last year. I'm probably supposed to laugh now when I look back on the time I tried to buy an academic version for twice as much as the upgrade.

But anyway... the reason this is in the "Quotes" category and the reason I wanted to write the entry at all is my experience at the Adobe Store. When creating my account, Adobe requested a mailing address, billing address, and shipping address. I haven't been able to figure out how I could use three separate addresses in one order. I know that I can have the product shipped to one place and the bill to another, but what would they mail to the third location? A thank-you card? Ugh, of course now that I'm writing this out I just thought of something. They could use it to send catalogs and other junk mail that I'm pretty sure I opted-out of. Whatever, I'm awesome.

Posted: Saturday - June 11, 2005 at 10:54 PM