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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My Mac growing pains: Week 1

I've spent a week with a MacBook Pro (more or less), and so far it's love/hate, and honestly, mostly hate, but before I get flamed, a certain amount is due to my still thinking in "Windows mode", and a person will always become frustrated if they're used to doing things one way and then have to change. Also, it's been only one week, and in my experience it takes anywhere from a couple weeks to 2-3 months of day-to-day use before you can say you really know something.

I've got a stickie on my Mac desktop of things I miss from Windows, with a space below each for instructions on how to do the same thing on Mac, if it can be done. I'm really really really missing the Home and End keys, and the Page Up/Down keys sort of.

On the other hand, I LOVE the trackpad on the MacBook Pro, so there's some love, but honestly, after one week, whenever I discover a feature about the Mac that I like, rather than making me want a Mac, it makes me want to figure out how to add that feature to my Windows system.

So time will tell. Trying to keep an open mind, as best I can...

10 OS X Pranks That'll Get You Beat Up--or Fired

http://www.maclife.com/article/feature/10_os_x_pranks_reign_supreme_over_your_coworkers

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My Mac growing pains - fixing the "zoom" button

http://www.switchingtomac.com/tutorials/make-the-os-x-maximize-button-work-like-windows/

Sunday, July 26, 2009

On Expos, Flip3D, and Switcher

http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000958.html

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Introduction to RDFa

http://m.alistapart.com/articles/introduction-to-rdfa/

Ten Mac Apps That Make Windows Users Drool

http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/chris-dannen/techwatch/10-mac-apps-make-windows-users-drool

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Verizon: Can You Hear Me Now

http://gigaom.com/2009/07/13/verizon-to-mobile-developers-can-you-hear-me-now/

Question that I can't seem to get answered - is Verizon going to somehow disable the ability to download and install software from anywhere but the Verizon App Store? I typically get the apps for my WinMo phone directly from the developer's site. Verizon can stick an app store icon in my Programs menu if it wants, but I want to continue to be able to open up PocketIE, type "windows mobile freeware" into Google, click the link to a developer's website, download a cab file, and install it. If I can no longer do that, then there's no point in staying on WinMo anymore.

Marketplace open to WinMo 6.0 and 6.1; accepting app submissions on July 27

http://www.wmexperts.com/marketplace-open-winmo-60-and-61-accepting-submissions-july-27

A Beginner's Guide to OS X Folder Actions

I'm moving to a new department at my company, where they've standardized on Mac, so I'm going to start learning geek stuff for Mac:

http://mobile.pcmag.com/device/article.php?CALL_URL=http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2350039,00.asp

Name: J B
Location: Falls Church, VA, United States

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