Note: the Flickr Collections thumbnails that I use for this site’s home page have been a long-time casualty of a massive server transition after SmugMug bought Flickr. As of August 12, 2020, the thumbnails have been restored, but at the moment seem to only work when actually on Flickr’s site. They don’t yet appear to be coming through the API used by the plugin for displaying Collections here. Hopefully that will get resolved soon and Collection thumbnails will finally be back here. Either way, the links do work—only the thumbnails are missing, so you can still navigate into a year to view those photos.

photos.ALBj.net2003 → Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Release, Tampa Apple Store, October 24, 2003

It was VERY cool to attend an Apple Store event for the very first time. Here's my archived blog entry of the event. I didn't bring my camera in since I was too busy with other matters, but I found these photos on MacMinute by photographer Jack Rowland: "The line for the Panther launch at the International Plaza Apple Store in Tampa, Florida began forming around 6:30 p.m. The doors opened right at 8:00 p.m to cheers an applause from the Apple faithful. Each person who entered the store was greeted with a handshake and a smile from the store staff. I estimate that more than 300 people were in line at 8:00 p.m. With a 10% discount on all hardware and the same discount on everything else in the store if you bought Panther, everything was selling at a brisk pace. I left around 10:15 p.m. and about 100 people were still in line, since the staff was controlling the number of people in the store."