Is someone missing a smile?In the past week, I have read several articles about the change to the opening screen of a booting Macintosh. The Happy Mac is no longer a fixture here. Instead, we are greeted by a swirling circle of activity. Honestly, I don't miss that Happy Mac face. Why? Well, to put… Read More


SwitchersIf you haven't read the Apple Switcher stories yet, I highly recommend it. Even though I've been a Mac user since 1986, I find these stories very enlightening and gratifying. For years I have been telling people about how great my computing life is with my Mac. (although the Macs have changed through the years,… Read More


Trees of planet Earth, I apologize.I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to all of the trees who have selflessly given their lives for the sake of junkmail. How many countless trees have been sacrificed to tell me about the latest credit card discounts, home mortgage opportunities, reduced car insurance, grand openings, going-out-of-business… Read More


I guess I should be somewhat glad that spammers don't waste paper – just my time. I'd like to have a 'junk-o-meter' that would keep track of the seconds I spend deleting junk mail. I think it would add up to minutes a day. 20 maybe? Well, that's a good 2 hours a week. If… Read More