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ARE YOU WATCHING THIS??!
WHY AREN’T YOU WATCHING THIS??!
The series is set in the Silicon Prairie of Texas in 1983 and depicts a fictionalized insider’s view of the personal computer revolution. The show’s title refers to the machine code instruction Halt and Catch Fire, which would cause the computer’s central processing unit to cease functioning.

ATTN FELLOW TECH GEEK GIRLS:

Two (very different) female leads are elbow deep in the process of changing the way we compute. GIRL POWER GALORE!

Watch Here

Renewed for a 2nd season !!!!

ARE YOU WATCHING THIS??!
WHY AREN’T YOU WATCHING THIS??!

The series is set in the Silicon Prairie of Texas in 1983 and depicts a fictionalized insider’s view of the personal computer revolution. The show’s title refers to the machine code instruction Halt and Catch Fire, which would cause the computer’s central processing unit to cease functioning.

ATTN FELLOW TECH GEEK GIRLS:
Two (very different) female leads are elbow deep in the process of changing the way we compute. GIRL POWER GALORE!


Watch Here
Renewed for a 2nd season !!!!

Filed under girl power television for females strong female lead technology television

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A Personal Computer

minimalmac:

Much has been made lately of whether or not the iPad is a PC or not and should be counted as such. To me, the answer is obvious (of course it is). And, if the iPad can be counted among that number, then the iPhone surely should be a worthy and accepted candidate as well.

In my recent emergency trip this past week (brief update: My Dad is not out of the woods but the path ahead is a clear one), my iPhone 4 became my most used and primary computer for many reasons. This despite the fact I had both my iPad and MacBook Air with me and close at hand. It was the one best fitted to almost every situation I found myself in. Unobtrusive, agile, and the one with a constant and reliable internet connection.

Here are just a few of the things I used it for:

  • Searching for and booking flights using Hipmunk.

  • Finding and reserving a hotel using the Priceline app.

  • Using Orbitz in Mobile Safari to check car rental rates so that I had proper reference for negotiating the price I wanted once I got to the counter (ended up with a Ford Escape for $20 a day).

  • Using the heck out of Maps.app to find my way around.

  • I read a book in the Kindle.app (It’s a really great book by the way. Highly recommended).

  • Took lots of notes with Simplenote.

  • Found the closest Starbucks and Chipotle with their respective apps.

  • Looked up tons of medical terms and procedures with Mobile Safari.

  • Showed off the latest family and vacation photos and videos to my Dad, nurses, and doctors.

  • It was my parking meter timer and alarm clock.

  • It was my tip calculator.

  • Captured tasks in OmniFocus.

  • Scheduled appointments in Agenda.

  • Started a few draft posts in PlainText (where I’m writing this now). Completed one and published it here. In fact, I write most things less than 1000 words these days on my iPhone, in landscape, using my thumbs and the onscreen keyboard. I’m pretty sure I’ll be hospitalized for this eventually. The only question being, “Which ward?”

  • Used FaceTime to talk to and see my wife and little girl (whom I missed greatly).

  • Updated, communicated, and otherwise stayed in touch via phone, email, and Twitter.

This is all just to say that of all of the computers at my disposal, the iPhone was the most personal and therefore the one most often used.

Further Proof: Post-PC Era

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Warning:  Windows to Mac UserWhat I learned today while fumbling on the Mac Mini OSX 10.6.8

If I get stuck on a task I want to do, I remind myself it’s supposed to make sense.

It usually does :)

The W7 snipping tool equivalent is a keyboard shortcut!

Full-screen capture is apple-shift-3

Custom-size capture is apple-shift-4
Which was so strange for me to do 
that I sensed this is where gestures originated.

BTW — If you do not have an Apple Keyboard? It’s the Windows key!

Which THEN taught me

that my beloved and missing ctrl+v and ctrl+x [cut and paste] 

were probably apple-v and apple- x on the OSX 

… and the day was saved with new found productivity upon gumption to import my bookmarks and MOVE IN! 
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Google search revealed why X11 loaded with gimp.

I had installed the image editor

and was not 100% sure that X11 was not a rouge programme.

GIMP uses a separate windowing layer, the X11 windowing protocol, on Mac OS X which must be installed first. The XQuartz project provides this functionality. 
Whew!

Warning: Windows to Mac User
What I learned today while fumbling on the Mac Mini OSX 10.6.8



If I get stuck on a task I want to do, I remind myself it’s supposed to make sense.
It usually does :)

The W7 snipping tool equivalent is a keyboard shortcut!
Full-screen capture is apple-shift-3
Custom-size capture is apple-shift-4
Which was so strange for me to do
that I sensed this is where gestures originated.

BTW — If you do not have an Apple Keyboard? It’s the Windows key!

Which THEN taught me
that my beloved and missing ctrl+v and ctrl+x [cut and paste]
were probably apple-v and apple- x on the OSX

… and the day was saved with new found productivity upon gumption to import my bookmarks and MOVE IN!


Of Note:
Google search revealed why X11 loaded with gimp.
I had installed the image editor
and was not 100% sure that X11 was not a rouge programme.
GIMP uses a separate windowing layer, the X11 windowing protocol, on Mac OS X which must be installed first. The XQuartz project provides this functionality.
Whew!

Filed under geek mac nerd technology user windows to osx gimp X11