This week we're commencing our #waybackwednesday series, where we post photos, anecdotes, and other cool stuff from left-click's recent past. We're starting with a snapshot showing one of the first incarnations of our website, dating back to 2006. In some ways, it doesn't seem like a long time ago, but in terms of, say...clip-art usage, it clearly was. Here's a snapshot of that site:
Days a bit shorter? Check.
Temperatures a bit more mild? Check.
Populations of Amherst and Northampton suddenly seem like they've doubled? Check.
According to our calculations, all of these things mean it's almost fall, and almost fall means it's time for left-click's BACK-TO-SCHOOL SALE!
Today, we met with Mike Clauss, the winner of our Acer Chromebook Raffle! Chromebooks run on Chrome OS, which means most of their files, applications, and data are stored online. This feature enables a Chromebook to starts faster than most computers, update automatically, and find internet access pretty much wherever, since it has the option to enable a 3G network.
In this tutorial video, we show you how to run software updates on an Apple Macbook laptop or iMac desktop computer. Directions are for both OSX Lion and Mountain Lion.
Today through Sunday is the annual Northampton Sidewalk Sale, and we're offering top of the line products at a discount! At our booth outside Thornes you'll find many brands that are new to left-click, including $15 off Brenthaven Laptop Sleeves and 50% off iPhone cases from Otterbox.
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Our neighbor Food For Thought Books is an invaluable resource to Amherst and its surrounding communities. Our community. In a recent post on their website they have reached out to all of us for help. They've cited the Amazon-driven decline in brick and mortar book store customers (something that may turn out to be a very bad thing) as one of the reasons they're currently in dire straights. They have a sustainable model planned out, but they need a little help getting there. We're excited to see their plans for the future, and hope you will consider joining us in donating to them.