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Spending my Time by OtisBee Spending my Time by OtisBee
this is where i spend most of my time when i'm at home.

a friend once called it the "Herrenzimmer", like Grandpa had one.
you can take a breather there and maybe have a drink or two.
you can come to senses or let your mind go.

well, i don't know if "Herrenzimmer" really fits.
it's just a room i like spending my time in.
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burnsplayguitar Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Are you using a mac?! 
did you leave CAD?
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OtisBee Oct 3, 2013   Interface Designer
yeah, i'm using a mac (win7 also installed) for 3 years now. :XD:
my previous PC became older and older and so at some point an upgrade was in order. i never really thought about purchasing a mac, but a friend of mine made me an offer for a 27" iMac i couldn't refuse. but believe it or not, the first thing i installed on it was win7, so that i can still use and work on CAD.

but as time went by i found myself more and more using the osx instead of the windows system. and i have to admit i really like it. what can i say, being more on osx made it less intrigueing over the months to fire up the win7, just to listen to my music and look at the fine CAD skins.

i haven't really left CAD, but the development and support came down to a minimum and i don't think that i will create a skin at any time soon, if at all. i miss creating things in photoshop, i can tell you. but then again there isn't much to customize in osx. not that i don't want to, but it's way more difficult than in windows. and if that's not enough, there isn't anything that comes even half as close to CAD as i want to. CAD is sooooo superior over Bowtie and what they're all called. besides, iTunes is a very bad substitute for the winamp i came to love over the years. 3 years and i still wasn't able to get used to that.

but everything else in osx is phantastic. never i would have imagined that i'd say this, but i never regreted making the switch, even with the lack of CAD and winamp and the customizability in general. if you ever consider switching, then i can only recommend that. :nod:
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burnsplayguitar Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
nice to you. haha

I think ATM everybody is seeking for performance and usability.
I'm using only themes on win7 and a dock.

I tried to use Fedora on my laptop, but last days i discovered i was 2 versions delayed.  I think i'm very stupid, but i couldn't customize it very well. maybe I install a newest version of it or try some hackintosh rs.
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OtisBee Feb 23, 2013   Interface Designer
thanks. glad you like it. :)
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:iconganknevets:
Otis. I know this is random but would you happen to have the Space Blueberries extras? I accidentally deleted my explorerframe on 64.
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OtisBee Feb 24, 2013   Interface Designer
no, unfortunately i don't. sorry. :hmm:
reverting back to a point where the explorerframe is still there isn't an option?
but then again, i saw that you've already contacted ^neiio about it and i'm sure that once he reads your request he'll post a working mirror asap. ;)
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:iconganknevets:
Restore point didn't save. Auto-Perm delete function was on. I'm doomed if neiio don't get back to me I hope he does. Thanks for the response as well.

Will you be making a new amakris cad? :P
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OtisBee Feb 24, 2013   Interface Designer
well, to be honest all my creational works have come to a pause and i don't know if that will be only temporary or in fact permanently. i must admit that i still have many ideas for new skins and making them real could be fun indeed, but then again i'm caught in procrastination, because since i have switched to using mac osx i wouldn't be able to really use and enjoy my own creations as much as i did back then when i was still on windows, you know. i mean, i still have windows installed and i even launch it once or twice a month, but then again the use of mac osx also made me listen to my music from inside of mac osx (namely iTunes). of course i'd be able to still boot into windows (while still being on mac osx) and then fireing up winamp re. CAD to listen to my music, but what's the use of running those in the background somewhat underneath the mac osx surface, if i won't be able to actually see the cool CAD skins then? i mean, that's what these skins are made for, right? to see them, to look at them and to enjoy them. another point is the additional resources in terms of cpu- and ram-usage this would take to run both windows and mac osx at the same time. so, mostly i refuse to launch windows and just stick to mac osx.

long story short: i sometimes really miss creating things and to transform ideas into "real life" and maybe i'll one day overcome the procrastination for a new project or two. the feedback of the community when i release something new has always been a great thrill and that alone is quite an enticement to start something new, but on the other hand when i created something, then it has always been for myself in the first place as well, so it appears somewhat absurd to me to be on mac osx and then create something to be used with windows, which i now only launch on the rarest occasions.

i hope that makes sense. :XD:
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I fully understand. I'm a minimalist so I truly understand what you mean about unwanted unnescessary system usage. I'm actually quite happy for you at the same time, because as much as I love my windows. That mac monitor resolution is just exquisite!

Otis, I hope this is not going to be the last. This is rather heartbreaking news. There's not many designers left who create with passion. When I say with passion, I mean the designers are never quite satisfied with their work and even if we think you guys are doing supreme you guys still keep re-testing and updating and gosh, doing so much just to make us a new toy.

Even if there is a possibility of you not coming back, I will always spend time to time on your page just browing through your gallery. Inspiration. Motivation. Best fused with Creative Perfection.

Whatever the future holds of Otisbee releases, YOU will always stand as one of the greatest #dA designers!!
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