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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.


Aug
8
comment 2011 Macbook Pro - GPU dying?
The same as my reasoning for buying it. Expensive to fix, and laptops get thrown arond alot. Old days, for a Powerbook I didn't. Lot of independents who would repair. I wouldn't buy a Porsche without some kind of warranty, either.
Aug
6
comment I keep getting a weird email address trying to facetime me on my iphone5? is this spam?
No harm, ever, in changing your Apple ID password. I'd do it in this case, or anything doubtful / suspicious - and have.
Aug
5
comment No Wifi Connection on Macbook Air
Sometimes opening the Guest Network, with no password, works in that subsequently, the machine can connect normally.
Aug
4
answered Rescuing a MacBook Pro 13-inch, Mid 2009
Aug
1
comment Folder disappears after dragging it into “All My Files” in Finder
Why would Spotlight be the best place to start, when it needs all sorts of tweaking--and non-intuitive ones--to even begin? And "doesn't always produce desired result?" There's only one result: the right one. Else it has not found. Spotlight is a joke, a tangent in some engineer's mind who has long forgotten the consumer / user.
Aug
1
comment Adding second iCloud account wipes out photostream
I confess to not really understanding your comment, can only respond that I have about eight different streams going to and from people, on muy iPad, in addition to my own - and that all tbhe Shared get lumped into one, on MacBook Pro.
Jul
30
comment Adding second iCloud account wipes out photostream
Maybe it needs to have its own Photostream to be populated first ... from, unfortunately, iPhoto. I believe iPhoto is the brains of the whole Photostream setup.
Jul
30
comment How to tell if a bookmark already exists in Safari (v6.0.5)
And dammit, that Safari bookmark search function can't distinguish between Bookmarks and History, which makes it way less useful.
Jul
30
comment How can I get Apple Mail to paginate instead of loading all conversations?
See this post for details on setting up POP mail in Lion and Mountain Lion. discussions.apple.com/message/16090931#16090931
Jul
30
comment How can I get Apple Mail to paginate instead of loading all conversations?
I use POP for Gmail, works perfectly well in Mountain Lion. Maybe me, but I couldn't find a way to not download huge numbers of mails in IMAP. Maybe someone can jump in here ...
Jul
25
answered How can I recover my MS Office 2011 product key?
Jul
25
answered How serious are occasional kernel panics?
Jul
25
comment How can I get Apple Mail to paginate instead of loading all conversations?
You don't have to have all your Gmail on your computer. It can live perfectly well on the web ...
Jul
24
comment Modifying behaviour of “Stationery Pad” function in Finder
I don't know why they brought this forward from Classic, where it was a useful little memo pad.
Jul
23
answered Applescript to delete iMessages from Messages app
Jul
23
answered Index of files to backup
Jul
23
comment Sublime Text like fuzzy filesystem search for Mac OS X
As far as search matching, that has to be set up in all the choices down the left side. Files and/or folders, visible or not, etc. Narrow down the location to search in the pull-down at top right that starts with hard disk name.
Jul
23
answered Delete iCloud bookmark only from a specific computer
Jul
22
comment How to clean install and only re-install old applications/files as you need them?
Ah, time Machine.
Jul
22
comment Sublime Text like fuzzy filesystem search for Mac OS X
All the usual columns are there -- size, date, etc. -- sometimes they just need to be dragged wider. "Where" shows the path. Also, clicking on a column header sorts by.