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Really, I mean it this time ... those of you who have been reading here for a while might remember way back in December of last year, I announced that the "Mac OS X Hints" book was done. If I only knew then what I know now!! Although I finished the writing back in December, editing and constant revisions to keep up with Apple's announcements kept pushing back the "final final" completion date. But as of today, you should be able to find the book in most of the online bookstores (the O'Reilly catalog page has a great selection of pre-linked online stores, so I won't repeat them here), as well as in your favorite local establishment (if they carry the Pogue Press / O'Reilly line). The book contains 561 of the most interesting hints from the site, every one of which has been re-written from scratch with tons of extra detail. We've also added literally hundreds of screenshots, and David Pogue's great editing touch has added some humor and readability to my straightforward writing style.

I am pleased to announce that I will be donating 15% of my net proceeds from the book to Doernbecher Children's Hospital, an excellent Portland hospital for children needing serious medical attention. While I may not be able to directly fund a new wing for the hospital, I'm a firm believer in "every little bit helps," and I'll be sending a donation their direction later this year based on any royalties that I receive.

In conjunction with the permanent 15% donation to Doernbecher, there will also be an eBay auction kicking off on Monday morning at 6:00am Pacific time. What are we auctioning? Up to 15 signed copies of the book, with signatures from yours truly and editor extraordinaire David Pogue. All proceeds from this auction will go directly to Doernbecher. Pogue Press / O'Reilly have graciously donated both the books and the shipping, so (net of eBay and PayPal fees), we'll be sending every dollar that's bid directly to Doernbecher. I'll post the eBay URL on Monday morning a few minutes before it kicks off ... here's your chance to own a signed copy of the book and help a great charity in the process.
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'Mac OS X Hints: Jaguar Edition' - now shipping!
Authored by: Isbiten on May 09, '03 10:29:23AM

Congrats on the book and your decison to donate money :)

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'Mac OS X Hints: Jaguar Edition' - now shipping!
Authored by: wayneyoung on May 09, '03 10:52:29AM

Good job!!!!

Just in time for Puma ;^)



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'Mac OS X Hints: Jaguar Edition' - now shipping!
Authored by: seven5 on May 09, '03 11:05:28AM

Awesome, i've been waiting forever for your book. I can't wait
to place my order. I salute your donation as well. This truely
shows how much heart you put into this site, and how much you
care about the hints and not the money. Its your baby.

Your rule Rob!



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'Mac OS X Hints: Jaguar Edition' - now shipping!
Authored by: Twitch on May 09, '03 02:27:13PM

Congratulations bruddah Rob! I've been waiting on this book
forever. Glad to see that you're going to donate some proceeds,
very admirable. Good luck, wish you were distributing some of
them with autographs.



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If I could...
Authored by: robg on May 09, '03 03:26:42PM

... I'd love to. The challenge is figuring out how to do it without shipping charges turning the book into a $50 affair for the purchaser. About the best I came up with is a purchaser could drop ship it from an online store to me, and then make a PayPal payment to cover the return shipping, and I'd sign it and send it back out ... which I'm willing to try if someone wants to give it a shot :-).

-rob.



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If I could...
Authored by: Twitch on May 10, '03 01:25:52AM

Hell yeah, I'm game. How could we make this work Rob? I'd
be willing to have the Amazon shipment just go to you, I think
it's killer to be willing to do this. Give me shout on Ichat under
tonysp26 and we can talk about it.



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'Mac OS X Hints: Jaguar Edition' - now shipping!
Authored by: ewelch on May 09, '03 11:01:22PM

Great! My order has been in at Amazon for weeks! Glad to hear
it's coming. Great choice of a charity. (Portland, Oregon? I grew
up in Salem.)

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