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  • Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP)
  • Apple Certified Associate (ACA) in Integration
  • Apple Product Professional (APP)
  • Apple Certified Macintosh Technician (ACMT)

Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 (Small Business Server) Network Administrator, supporting Windows 7 clients.

Former Volunteer Business Administrator for the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra.

I have also been a technical writer, computer magazine tech journalist, music critic and music journalist, copywriter and publicist, and professional musician.


Apr
28
revised Installing the Festival Speech Synthesis System with Mavericks
corrected spelling.
Apr
22
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
13
comment Are there third-party mechanical keyboards that strictly have the Apple layout?
As for "STRICTLY" Mac layout, you can easily train your fingers to accommodate slight departures in design for a third-party keyboard. I've been using Macs since 1987 but I have not used an Apple-brand keyboard in the last twenty years. I have easily adapted to many different brands of third-party keyboard over the years.
Apr
13
comment Are there third-party mechanical keyboards that strictly have the Apple layout?
@dwightk, the answer is "No". The low key-cap design as on modern Apple keyboards has a very short key-travel and involves a membrane technology. Clicky mechanical keys or "buckling spring" designs are by definition the older, long-throw design that goes back to the IBM keyboards of the 1970s, and feel more like the older generation electric typewriter keyboards such as the legendary IBM Selectric. Many fast touch-typists prefer this design, which I believe is the point of the original question.
Apr
13
revised Are there third-party mechanical keyboards that strictly have the Apple layout?
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13
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Apr
13
answered Are there third-party mechanical keyboards that strictly have the Apple layout?
Apr
12
comment Are there third-party mechanical keyboards that strictly have the Apple layout?
What is the point of your question? If you want something completely exactly the same as an Apple keyboard, then why not simply purchase an Apple keyboard? Any third-party keyboard is not going to be a clone of Apple's keyboard; it is going to be engineered by the manufacturer to incorporate ideas that they think are better than Apple's, or perhaps less costly than Apple's design, so they will be slightly different in various ways.
Apr
9
revised Running Dragon Naturally Speaking on MacBook Pro
cleaned up grammar and spelling.
Apr
7
comment My MacBook Air won't charge
What is the year and model number of your MacBook Air? If it is convenient, you should take it to an Apple Store to find out about the cost of battery replacement.
Apr
7
revised iPad: export Keynote project to video
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Apr
6
comment Random keyboard actions in Parallels Desktop 9
What keyboard layout are you using within Windows? What keyboard layout are you using on Mac OS X? When you install Parallels Tools on your Windows virtual machine, it installs some custom Parallels keyboard layouts for Windows. You may have inadvertently selected or toggled between different keyboard layouts in either Windows or Mac OS X, or both, and this may be confusing things.
Apr
6
comment iPad: export Keynote project to video
Is your desktop computer a Mac or a Windows PC?
Apr
6
answered iPad: export Keynote project to video
Mar
14
revised Umlauts and Copy and paste
revised answer based on a comment.
Mar
14
comment Umlauts and Copy and paste
OK, thanks, I will incorporate your correction in my answer.
Mar
14
revised Umlauts and Copy and paste
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Mar
14
answered Umlauts and Copy and paste
Mar
10
revised Unsure of how to achieve my usage scenario with a repurposed iPhone
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Mar
10
revised Unsure of how to achieve my usage scenario with a repurposed iPhone
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