Archive for June, 2006
Tuesday, June 27th, 2006
I have been using Safari for a good few days now and I really enjoy using it. Besides loading up a lot faster than Firefox, Safari is a lot more Mac like than Firefox. For instance, the Google homepage displays in a generic way within Firefox, as seen below:
However, in Safari, the page is more OS X like, with the blue shades outlining the text box and the round sided glass type Search
and I’m Feeling Lucky
However, Safari does have its shortcomings. In fact, I feel it has quite a few missing features.
Monday, June 26th, 2006
Finding the software on Mac OS 10 to do what I used to do on Windows XP has not been too difficult for me. My every day applications back on the PC included Firefox, Microsoft Outlook, GAIM/MSN Messenger, Flickr Uploadr and Nokia PC suite.
More after the jump.
Sunday, June 25th, 2006
From my previous
post, you may have already seen my very first iWeb creation
. As you might expect, it didn’t take very long at all to create the page. And it sure looks nice. However, iWeb has a long way to go before I would use it to create webpages that I can fully customise.
Friday, June 23rd, 2006
I really like how my mac simplifies and automates a lot of tasks, but one of the biggest things that irks me is all the junk that fills up my desktop after downloading and installing things. I generally keep my desktop clean (with no HD icon) except maybe one or two things that are currently important (and I keep these on the far left of the desktop, out of the way of all the detritus that builds up on the right). Using the wonders of applescript I wrote a simple script that will trash the files and folders that are on the right hand side of my desktop, but not the left hand side! Here’s how I did it.
Thursday, June 22nd, 2006
The switcher in me was born after I used an iBook G4 for a few weeks last year. Since then, I never stopped considering permanently to Apple! And now that MacBooks have been introduced with Intel Core Duo technology, built in iSight and all the rest, I decided it was time to sell my Inspiron 9200 and get a MacBook!
I will be keeping you posted on my experience of the switch over the next few weeks, but until my next post, you are invited to take a look at my first iWeb creation:
A photo page of the unpacking of my MacBook.