Shrewsbury, UK based 'World Famous' ImAFish has celebrated its ninth birthday. With over 100,000 visitors and a book launch its been another record breaking year for the site.
Founder and chief editor Pete White commented "I'm thrilled with ImAFish's progress over the past year and can't wait until our 10th birthday in 12 months time. Our network of sites have been doing well too with the relaunch of our Scary Video Clips and iPhone Videos sites and the brand new iMac History website. It was great to see our investment in the iPod History website pay off with the hugely successful sale back in November."
ImAFish would like to thank everyone who has contributed and visited ImAFish in the past year and wishes them a warm welcome on their next return.
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I live opposite the Ditherington Flaxmill in Shrewsbury - the oldest iron structure building in the world. It's fallen into disrepair over the past 20-30 years however we had the chance to look at the plans for redevelopment. At the same time I took some photos of the accessible areas:
The road facing side of the main building is covered in scaffolding.
The mill closed in the 1980's, it has been abandoned since.
The site has a very strange feel to it.
The architects behind the two phase redevelopment are applying for planning permission.
There are various regeneration plans for the South Silo including turning it into a clean energy building with a Bio Mass boiler.
All windows have either been boarded up or smashed.
The out lying buildings are set to be turned into offices or apartments.
The delivery point for the south silo.
The internal structure is held up with scaffolding. Many of the architects plans deal with how to support the current structure with a modern steel frame.
Signs still exist from the Flaxmills long history.
The redevelopment plans have wide public support.
Today Apple announced the launch of their latest operating system for the Mac computer named OS X 10.2. The launch date also collides with the 7 year anniversary of the launch of Windows 95 which was the most extravagant product launch in computing history. The new OS is to go head to head with Microsoft?s Windows XP though it is more of a catch up then making many leaps ahead of their biggest rival. Mac users are excited about this latest launch however I'm unsure if the latest OS will be enough to woo customers from a declining pc market from the pc to the more expensive Mac.
This news comes just after Gateway computers have announced its all in one computer the profile 4 which is going into direct competition with the stylish imac, which can be seen by the similar pricing plan. What makes the profile 4 different to the profile 3 computers is that the profile 4 is now upgradeable. Experts are still skeptic as apple only have a 5% market share in the desktop computer market while Microsoft occupy a large percentage of over 92%. Apple have added many new features into OS X 10.2 including a instant messenger using the aol network and a new mail client, however these features are already in windows XP so apple do not have many unique selling points to market their new OS.
Apple has also announced that they are renaming their iTools service to .Mac in another bid to compete with Microsoft?s .net tools. Microsoft announced this week that they were launching msn for Mac in an attempt to go against rumours that they are not as committed to Mac as they were previously. Either way Apple still have a long way to go before they can catch a larger proportion of the desktop market. Personally Macs are too expensive for myself to afford so there wont be one on my christmas list.
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