Thursday, November 14th, 2013 | Author: OWC Jarrod
Working for a company named Other World Computing, you just know that we at the OWC Blog are big fans of the stars, both Trek and Wars.
That’s why you’ll have to forgive some of us for being just a tad giddy about the prospect of appearing in the new Star Wars film directed by J.J. Abrams and set for a 2015 release. A request for auditions to fill the roll of a “young woman to play 17-18 years old” and a “young man to play 19-23 years old” was posted online recently, and there are more than a few of us at OWC that might like to show off our acting chops.
If you’re interested in auditioning, you’ll need to submit your application by Dec. 3. You can check out opencastingcall2013.com for more details and maybe even some clues to plotlines in the new movie. (The male character description says he “has grown up without a father’s influence.” Sounds like Luke is a little too busy rebuilding the Jedi…).
So, break a leg! Unless you see someone there in an OWC polo shirt, that is.
As great as our Macs and iDevices are, there are times when we need to get out from behind the screen and do something fun with our families, friends, and/or significant others. Fortunately, this weekend offers a number of great activities that will get you out of the house, while still keeping up with those traditional geek values and interests.
Star Wars Day, May 4
Sure, it may be a little late to come to work dressed as a one of the 501st Legion or to make that Jar Jar Binks piñata, but there’s still plenty to do on May the Fourth (get it?). Here’s just a couple of ideas off the top of my head:
I’m sure you can come up with other ideas, too. Just remember: friends don’t let friends watch the prequels.
Free Comic Book Day
So much is new, new, new! Apple has released the new MacBook Pro models and announced the iPad 2 in a relatively short period of time. OWC has come through with analysis on the products and a lineup of upgrades with even more on the way. Come. Sit a spell, and we’ll tell you all about it.
OWC Radio is a monthly, forum-based podcast focused on the events and happenings in the Mac community. This week’s hosts are: OWC Grant, OWC Michael, and OWC Mike H. Article Continues…
OWC Radio starts a new direction in this episode. While OWC Radio bids a fond farewell to Tim Robertson as host, the new OWC Radio has moved to a forum setting hosted by the four most prolific posters to the OWC Blog: OWC Grant, OWC Chris S., OWC Michael, and OWC Mike H.
Join us as we explore some of our first experiences with Apple computers and discuss whether or not the iPad marks the future of touchscreen computing. Other topics of conversation include the announcement of Star Wars in 3D, Apple’s ever-increasing popularity, how to get the most bang for your buck in purchasing a Mac, and more!