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Mac Facts

Most of us use our Macs to do important things. Reports, studies, forms, essays, spreadsheets and illustrations are just a few of the things open on my desktop at any given moment. I work, therefore I am. I think that's how the saying goes.

Sunday, 11 March, 2007, 12:00am

Voyage of discovery

Four years ago I wrote about a sea voyage wherein I was saved by my Mac while sailing a 45-foot yacht. Back then, the only navigation applications for Mac were OS 9. Today, the picture has changed considerably. Here is an updated version of this true tale ...

We set out, only to find ourselves amid four-metre waves and gale-force winds.

1 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Ho's Competitor holds aces in exotic opener

Prudent punters will keep their powder dry for Saturday's monster $42 million Triple Trio jackpot but for those who cannot wait, tomorrow night's Happy Valley meeting provides another opportunity to cash in on the world's best bet.

There's no carry-over but the game is the same and No Competitor looks as good a banker as any in the opening leg of an extremely tough TT.

23 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Strictly for the underachiever

WILLIAM is a serious underachiever. In fact, he underachieves so effortlessly that he revels in it. It is, he would be the first to admit, almost a source of pride.

His one rather lame claim to achieving - definitely more luck than judgment - is that he was born seven minutes ahead of his identical twin, Clive.

18 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Win For Us has form on the board

It's Triple Trio time again with another juicy jackpot of 20 million smackeroonies carried forward to tomorrow's Sha Tin card.

Win For Us looks to have strong banker claims in the TT's opening leg, a Class Three sprint down the straight, 1,000-metre chute.

16 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Relative shock of home trip

I caught up with friends recently, not having seen them since before the Lunar New Year.

22 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Skase Race set to soar

Progressive Skase Race can add further glitter to the early season success of trainer Derek Cruz by taking the Po Leung Kuk Centenary Cup at Happy Valley today.

A rare day meeting at Happy Valley has been well supported with several competitive races and there will be a real tussle for the silverware in the 12-runner fourth event for Classes One and Two.

1 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Bank 'hired debt thugs'

A gang of collectors claiming to represent the Wing Lung Bank threatened to kill a wealthy Macanese client's family and torch his home unless $1 million was repaid, a High Court writ said.

Ho Man-Iam is suing the bank for damages, claiming their tactics jeopardised his business and 'seriously hurt his goodwill'.

18 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Legrix to feast on Big Mac

Help yourself to a Big Mac at Happy Valley on National Day and it could mean a well-filled wallet.

It's not fast food we are talking about here, rather Patrick Biancone's very capable stayer who is going to relish the 1,800 metres of the Chinese Recreation Club Challenge Cup which is the feature race on the special nine-race holiday programme.

2 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Big Mac puts in when it counts

Patrick Biancone's season is just starting to swing into top gear as Big Mac underlined with a brave, last-gasp success in yesterday's sixth event at Happy Valley.

The five-year-old flashed home late to catch the Ivan Allan-trained Stellar Express by a head with Classic Boy staying on creditably for third but some 23/4 lengths further back.

20 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Big Mac to lift Biancone's mood

BIG Mac had no luck in running last time, but looks to have been found the perfect race in which to gain compensation in a weak final event on tonight's Sha Tin card. Trainer Patrick Biancone generally has his team in outstanding condition.

22 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Big Mac will add sauce to tasty DT

LEADING trainer Patrick Biancone could hold the key to an interesting Double Trio at Sha Tin tomorrow night where the prospects of a sizeable dividend must be good. Biancone saddles up topweight Big Mac in the first leg and produces maiden World Happiness in the fifth event. Big Mac tackles a Class Four race over 1,600 metres and looks in great shape for his engagement.

1 Oct 1994 - 12:00am