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bio website negrino.com
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I'm a book author, writing most often about Mac software. I've written dozens of computer books on subjects as diverse as Keynote, Microsoft Office, Quicken, and CSS. My bestselling books are JavaScript & Ajax for the Web: Visual QuickStart Guide, and Adobe Dreamweaver: Visual QuickStart Guide, both co-written with my wife, Dori Smith.

I've written for most of the Mac magazines, and I was a Contributing Editor for Macworld for about 15 years.

I live in Northern California's Wine Country with Dori and our excellent cat.


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asked How can I get iTunes Library to stay pointed to my NAS?
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answered Is there a name for the common ground between Lion and iOS 5?
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comment Why do movies sometime lag on my 15" MacBook Pro (2011)?
@CajunLuke I can endorse this from recent experience. The BluRay player I just bought (the LG BD650) is DLNA-enabled, allowing it to stream video over the Gigabit Ethernet network from my NAS. The Apple TV, using the Plex Media Server running on another Mac, uses the server to transcode some video formats. Viewing the same video file, the BD650's hardware decoding gives me much better quality than the software decoding via the Apple TV.
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answered Is the i7 2.3 Ghz CPU significantly faster than the 2.2 one?
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revised What's a good graphical SFTP utility for OS X?
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comment An alternative to the text editor TextMate for PHP development?
"There is, however a slight learning curve..." Now that's hilarious. The emacs learning curve is legendary. See bc.tech.coop/blog/images/curves.jpg for a humorous illustration.
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comment Documents to Go for iPad
Actually, as shown above, Safari's behavior does change a bit, so you may wish to modify this answer.