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Hi. I’m Jim Mitchell. I’ve been blogging here since 2004.

Based in Huntington Beach, California — a.k.a. “Surf City, U.S.A.” — I started my career as many Mac-using folk do — a design artist.

It all began with a Mac SE/30 and a lot of love for that little machine. It was those early years using PageMaker, Freehand and Photoshop where I learned the importance of keeping a system in tip-top shape.

Focusing on servicing Mac OS X systems, I saw the need for a simple, yet effective tool for Mac system administrators that would let them quickly address routine maintenance issues. This led to the development of Yasu, which is pretty popular with both system admins and regular users.

For my day gig, I work as a Salesforce.com administrator & developer for the top educational products company in the country. I also do Microsoft SQL database administration and FileMaker development.

I’m married to a really awesome woman who I’d be completely lost without, and have some pretty cool kids too. In my spare time, I like to write code, play music, and spend time with the family — though not necessarily in that order.

Thanks for stopping by.