Yesterday I wrote an article about my decision to buy a Macbook after being a longtime Windows user. To sum up, I’m not all in on Apple, but have decided to nurture a diverse ecosystem of gadgets.
Here are some of the things I have learned so far.
The Mac default screen capture technique is terrible
So, I press some random keys together (Command + Shift + 3) and the computer takes a screenshot and saves it where? The Desktop you say? But I can’t see it there? I have to go to the finder to see the things on my desktop? …
I am not an Apple fan girl, though I understand why some people are. But sometimes the fact that I’m not a Mac user makes me feel like a stranger in a strange land.
Well beyond the “I’m a Mac / I’m a PC” commercial vibe, there’s the day-to-day fact that the creative industry has become a Mac-based mono-culture.
Almost all of the online courses I’ve viewed are on Macs with some “How to Windows this” notes if you’re lucky. The podcasts I love? Everyone is using a Mac. Design agencies? Macs. I recently attended an online conference were all but one presenter was on a Mac. …
The golden age of podcasting is upon us. Not too long ago, I only stayed up to date on NPR and Boag World. Now, I get pretty excited when it’s time to do the dishes.
Here’s a quick list of what I’ve been listening to lately:
Before I ran my first marathon, my grandma told me, “I hope you win it!” Which was adorable.
I don’t win things, I participate in things.
On February 21st, I completed my first American Birkebeiner, or Birkie, in 6 hours 31 minutes. Holly Brooks, the woman who won this year’s Birkie, finished the race in 2 hours and 34 minutes.
I went to school for journalism, but I ended up with a career in web design.
I love the art and the formula of writing a great news story. My experience serving as the editor of my college’s weekly newspaper was the single most valuable experience that I had in college.
The weeks we put out a paper were a blur of: