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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.


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.?
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