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Tim Bray: How To Use Mac OS X

weather: somewhat cloudy
outside: 12°C
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Okay, I usually don't like to just post URLs in my journal*, but I have to make this one exception. I follow </a></b></a>'s ongoing blog. Even when his geekery goes over my head, I like the way he speaks and writes.

The entry from late last night is "How To Use OS X", which consists of "install this one thing, dump all these things, do things like this and it will go much faster". I had a deep appreciation for this post. I'm no longer a Mac Girl at work, but if I ever have to or decide to go Mac personally, I'd consider starting by setting it up just like that and tweak it for me. It's also inspired some re-thinking a few things on my PC as well.

I'm kinda sad that I didn't meet him when I had the chance. Our offices used to be in the same building. I certainly did run into him in the corridor, met eyes and exchanged a "good morning" a number of times. I didn't quite know who he was. I'd only realized who he was when I attended his Keynote at the SVG Open... which is almost unacceptable, when you think about the relationship between his Antarctica Systems and the company I work for.

My lame excuses include: I'm quite new to XML; I haven't really had any projects involving XML; I'd have nothing intelligent to say; I'd sound like a moron.

But now, Antarctica has moved away. Ah well.

* — First of all, it's called Bookmarks, yeah? Secondly, just posting URLs with no other explanation can invite strong opinions opposite from yours. This isn't a problem, in and of itself. The problem is when others think you hold the same opinion and they just let loose with their commentary, sometimes getting quite abrasive and/or rude about it.


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Oct. 2nd, 2003 10:46 am (UTC)
the syn is too expensive to add :(
Oct. 2nd, 2003 10:53 am (UTC)
D'oh... =(
Oct. 2nd, 2003 10:59 am (UTC)
but i rss.blogstreet.com -ed him already! :)

don't you have more than 1 syn point as a paid user though?
Oct. 2nd, 2003 11:24 am (UTC)
I have 10 points as a Paid User. Free Users get 3, Early Adopters get 5 and I don't remember what the Permanent Bums get...
Oct. 2nd, 2003 11:52 am (UTC)
i think free users and early adopters (i am) get 0.99 points (so that we don't ever get to add new feeds)

wow 10! and u can't spare one for timbray?? j/k
Oct. 2nd, 2003 12:14 pm (UTC)
You only get to add popular feeds.

Yeah, I wish I could share some, I'm only using 3.48 (or something silly like that). =P
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Oct. 2nd, 2003 02:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I thought some of my Mac user buddies could use that too =)
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