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Posting From My iPhone

October 2, 2008
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I finally upgraded the WordPress engine for this blog from version 2.0.4 to version 2.6.2. Now I can moderate comments (of course, I’ve got to got to get back on the ball posting to earn comment) and post from my iPhone. Pardon me for geeking out.

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Parallels and a Trashed Windows User Profile

February 27, 2007
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In this post I describe the quick fix for a trashed Windows user profile that resulted when our iMac lost power while running a Windows virtual machine under Parallels. Technorati Tags: Apple, Mac to Windows, Parallels, Windows

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Time Bandits

February 26, 2007
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Even the best laid plans end up missing with your keys. For the weekend I had planned to focus on two primary objectives: 1) wire two rooms in the house with Cat.5e, so that we can share the Brother HL2070N printer I just bought, and 2) place some hand-picked Amazon books ads on this site,…

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God’s Own Computer

February 19, 2007
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Another update in one Idiot’s experience switching from Windows to Mac. In this post I describe the ultimate cross-over test: a 6th grade science project. Technorati Tags: Apple, Mac, Mac to Windows, OpenOffice, iWork, Windows

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Back to the Mac: Day 3 and Beyond

February 8, 2007
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The 3rd post in a series describing my family’s switch from Windows to Mac. In this post share a Parallels virtual Win XP machine, network with the XP PC, and scheme future Mac conquests. Previous Back to Mac posts: Sweet Anticipation, Day 1, Day 2. Technorati Tags: Mac, networking

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Any Idiot Can Find A Work Around

February 5, 2007
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In which This Idiot updates the blog theme to K2 and gives Windows Live Writer Beta another chance.

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Back to the Mac: Day 2

February 4, 2007
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2nd post in a journal of my family’s experiences switching from a Windows XP to an iMac. Click Day 1 to read the previous post in the journal. Day 2: I’m writing this on a clunky Windows laptop, because it’s 5:30AM on Saturday, and the new family iMac is surrounded by my daughter’s snoring sleep-over friends.…

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Back to the Mac: Day 1

February 2, 2007
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The new iMac arrived in the middle of the day. (Readers, if any, of previous posts will know that after 10 years in the Windows world, I’m going back to Mac. Or at least my kids are. So they think.) I’d had it shipped to my office, so that someone would be there to sign…

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Sweet Anticipation

January 30, 2007
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I haven’t received those July ’97 options that Steve promised me (O.K., so I’ve attempted to extort the options; let’s not get tangled in symantics here), but I bit the buttet, pulled the trigger, took the plunge, did the deed, got ‘er done. I ordered an iMac. Now I’m fairly twitching with sweet anticipation. I haven’t been this…

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iPhones And Options

January 24, 2007
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Dear Steve Jobs, I’ve got a small proposition for you. In exchange for my continued loyalty and the occasional favorable mention in this highly influential blog, all I ask for are an iPhone and 10,000 Apple options. You won’t have a problem backdating those to July 11, 1997, will you? The shareholders won’t notice, and if they do,…

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