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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
23
awarded  Student
Jun
23
answered Safari not accepting website certificate
Jun
23
asked What ghost in the machine is changing Safari Privacy settings? Mail, too?
Jun
23
asked What did I do wrong - Safari 6.0.5 on 10.8.4
Jun
23
comment Both Safari and Webkit crash on startup
Pacifist does this nicely, in whatever parts of system and apps you want. charlessoft.com
Jun
23
answered Mountain Lion freezes after sleep on iMac (Mid 2007)
Jun
21
answered How can I figure out which keychain entries a process wants access to
Jun
21
comment Is office for the mac the only way I can open and save as word documents?
NisusWriter (not Pro) works very well with saving to Word formats and also as PDF. I never open Office anymore.
Jun
21
comment Recover partitions or data after partition map becomes corrupted (HFS+)
I would not begin an operation like this without Disk Warrior at hand.
Jun
21
comment Copy video files as is from iPhone 5 to Mac
Wait, doesn't Image Capture also function with videos? There are also 3rd party apps like ecamm's PhoneView, worth any amount of money to not have to open iPhoto or iTunes, and which allow transfer of many things.
Jun
19
answered Zombie voice memos living in my iPhone
Jun
18
comment Why does Office for Mac need Safari and Chrome closed for installation?
Office does indeed add fonts - curiously, in a folder within your /Library/Fonts folder. Remove or keep at will.
Jun
18
answered How can I use an iPad with a Retina display as an external monitor?
Jun
17
comment Mac Could Not Restart After a Kernel Panic
Or, if you own Disk Warrior, this is the time to use it!
Jun
17
comment Camera roll trying to send email from inactive account
I would delete that account from the phone, temporarily, or at least be sure and make it Inactive in settings.
Jun
17
answered Airport Express is not seen by Macbook, is seen by iOS devices
Jun
17
comment How can I put the folder containing my iCloud documents in the Finder sidebar?
Just notice, you can add it to Finder menu bar.
Jun
17
comment How can I put the folder containing my iCloud documents in the Finder sidebar?
I don't have the tools for it, but is this a sym link? Its permissions are fine, should allow. Notice how you can't do a normal Get Info?
Jun
15
comment How to clean up emails when replying in plain text?
(Isn't it a pity that we have to specify cake.)
Jun
15
asked Why do settings disappear? Mail, usuallly