Zeiram is survived by a MacBook Pro and a first generation iPhone.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Dearest friends, we gather here to mourn the loss of Collin's beloved iMac G5, known as "Zeiram" on it's local network. It passed away at the beginning of the month, victim of a catastrophic video card failure. It was many things, the last of a dying breed of PowerPC based Macintoshes. It started life as media center, it had a USB TV tuner and when Collin wasn't using Photoshop or Final Cut, he used it to watch the Daily Show or DVDs in his room. It was the home of Collin's entire iTunes music library. The early days were good, but the iMac soon found it's place as Collin's workhorse production station. This computer has had a long fruitful life, editing and rendering computer graphics, trailers, shorts, and comedy sketches. It went above and beyond the call of duty, when Collin wasn't using it to play the original Call of Duty. It was even able to make the transition to high definition. Even when it was busy it was always available via remote login for a variety of tasks. It managed torrents and streamed videos to the Xbox in the living room. So let's take a moment to remember the iMac G5 and the contributions this computer has made to the YouTube canon. The trailers for Band, the short film competitions, the popular web series Anarchy for Breakfast and an entire years worth of UpTowne video sketches. You may be gone, iMac G5, but your data will continue to live on.