Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

I was recently asked by the wife of the president/owner of my POE (place of employment) to teach both of them (life-long Windows users) how to get the most out of the shiny new 20″ iMac they purchased not too long ago. Today was the first lesson, and I’m pleased to report that I’m confident I’ve permanently converted them to Apple users.

I spent a little over an hour covering the basics of iTunes, iPhoto, Mail and Safari with them, answering dozens of “How do I…” questions. It was so cool to see the president of a multi-million dollar company (my “big” boss) so jazzed about what he realizes he can do with iTunes and his iPod.

Now that I’ve got an idea of what they’re hoping to do with the Mac, I’ll have no problem teaching them what they want to know, all the while single-handedly solidifying Apple within the company.

It’s good to be me.

I've Been Thinking…

I enjoy running my site. Very much. It provides me an outlet which I wouldn’t otherwise have. But lately, in looking at my Google Analytics numbers, it’s become quite clear that the majority of visitors come for pretty much one thing — to download Yasu, and that’s it. They come in directly on the Yasu page, and leave right away once they have what they came for. This is 90% of my traffic.

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Yet Another Permissions Debate Post

Gruber – “Seriously, ‘Repair Permissions’ Is Voodoo”
MacFixIt – “Repair Permissions: A false panacea?”

Like I said, the debate rages on…

However, to make the point final, once and for all, I’d like to point out that Apple DOES recommend permissions be repaired after a system update, or software installation. The following screen shot is taken from the help document of the current version of Disk Utility (10.5.5) which ships with OS X 10.4.6. Do a search for “permissions” and there it is.


So… I think this settles it. Yes?