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A writer on Macs since I first saw a Powerbook. Bought one the next day--and many portables since. Plus now the iPhone and iPad. Picked up a lot of owner-fixes over the years, knowledge that used to be more common and less "procedural" - I understand why Apple has had to formalize it's methods, but this is still a system you can control, repair and maintain as deeply as you want to go.

I see a lot of questions from people afraid of their machines--and a lot that a moment's googling could answer. Both are symptoms of user disempowerment. I'm not sure, in the end, that Apple Geniuses have been all that helpful to both the image and reality of Macs as a user-friendly computing environment. They don't know anything you can't easily know yourself.


Nov
7
comment PowerBook G4 cannot boot up and doesn't install any versions
A Powerbook user - how neat. You might very well need to install, first, the OS it came with (9.x.) Try everymac.com or the google for that info.
Nov
7
comment Yosemite boot times
Safe mode performs some repairs - but needs a Restart after.
Nov
7
comment Yosemite boot times
How much empty space are you leaving on your HD? How many log-in items / launchagents?
Nov
7
comment Send notifications to users that app is being discontinued
My god, someone asking how to do this well when the app store is full of the most jarring, glaring notifications within apps! Just having a slightly less than full screen notice appear - oner with a visible close or action button would be great! With of course a link to the new app.
Nov
7
reviewed No Action Needed Safari “Search Tabs” Keyboard Shortcuts
Nov
7
reviewed No Action Needed iMovie: select parts I want to use
Nov
7
answered Can the Finder Dock be fixed to show all icons of aliases instead of some?
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
8
revised MacBook Air: What taking up all my hard drive space
forgot to add app's feature
Aug
8
comment how do i erase all info on macbook air while still keeping microsoft word
Sorry, OP, I meant that you can copy, temporarily or permanently, anything you fear you might lose onto a properly formatted Flash drive (use Disk Utility.) Limited only by the size of your files or even entire user account, and the size of the drive.
Aug
8
comment Is it possible to change Dock icons on a per-user basis?
You're right, I was off-topic.
Jun
26
answered how do i erase all info on macbook air while still keeping microsoft word
Jun
26
answered Is it possible to change Dock icons on a per-user basis?
Jun
26
answered Non Stop Kernel Panics on Mavericks
Jun
26
comment Avoid download 100.000 mails from gmail when using Apple Mail
True, but I handle all my mail but for one icloud address on my MBPro ... the iPad gets the icloud mail, and this all works out for me. Of course, I have numerous email addresses.
May
11
awarded  Yearling
Apr
28
comment How to fix my MacBook Pro that goes straight into sleep/hibernate?
And letting the startup go thru three chimes before releasing keys.
Apr
27
answered Complete Specs for Mid-2010 iMac & Early-2011 MacBook Pro?
Apr
15
reviewed No Action Needed Macbook Air 2011 10.7.5 with SSD from OWC boots automatically in safe mode, works fine when I boot with apple SSD
Apr
15
reviewed No Action Needed can i use external graphic card.?