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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.


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.?
Apr
15
comment What did I do wrong - Safari 6.0.5 on 10.8.4
And the verdict on disabling swap is?
Mar
25
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
1
answered Web pages won't load but network is working
Feb
13
comment Mavericks+: (Desktop Wallpaper) How can I use both the Apple Desktop Pictures and a local folder?
Or move the ones in /Library to your User Library, where you won’t run in to permissions snags.
Feb
8
awarded  Cleanup
Feb
8
revised How can I recover my MS Office 2011 product key?
rolled back to a previous revision
Feb
5
comment How to access gmail via pop instead of imap in mail.app in mavericks
Thanks for catching that@
Dec
31
comment Print e-mail conversation in Mail.app
How about saving each mail to PDF and then combine (drag & drop) them into one PDF and print?
Dec
31
comment Drag images from browser and drop it into Finder
It should. It does and it will. Do you have something running like, say, Hazel, or Desktop Utility?
Dec
31
comment Font Book says multiple copies are installed
i should have added, check on the default fonts for your system, be sure no others are in that folder, and remove any not in the list. Delete - by hand is fine, or move to your user fonts.
Dec
30
answered Drag images from browser and drop it into Finder
Dec
30
answered Font Book says multiple copies are installed
Dec
18
answered How to hide GMail labels in Apple Mail?
Dec
18
answered How to access gmail via pop instead of imap in mail.app in mavericks
Dec
18
comment Avoid download 100.000 mails from gmail when using Apple Mail
Open Mail preferences and look at the Advanced pane of your account. Where it says, "Remove Copy From Server" it doesn't mean to your computer, it means delete from server, period. Erased. So it's a "convenience" you don't have to use.
Dec
18
answered Make OS X Mail show the most recent message in conversation
Nov
11
answered How to access gmail via pop instead of imap in mail.app in mavericks
Nov
10
answered How can I turn off the gamed service or more generally, any service?