Hi. I’m Jim Mitchell. I’ve been blogging here on a variety of topics 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 Mac system admins and regular users.
For my day job, I work as a Salesforce.com administrator & developer for the top educational products company in the country. I do Microsoft SQL database administration and FileMaker development for them too. It turned out my brain is better wired to write code than it was to draw pictures, so I was fortunate enough to pursue a new career with them because if it.
I’m married to a really awesome woman that I’d be completely lost without, and I 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.