[macvoiceover] Re: What do you do with your MAC?

This is an awesome list. I don't think I do anything that hasn't been covered 
by either you or Keith, except maybe sync my iPhone, which works like a dream.

On 28 Nov 2009, at 12:48, Chris Hofstader wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> Keith, this is a great idea.  I do find some of the new bugs with text 
> editing (needing to interact when we didn't before in Mail and TextEdit, 
> COMMAND+DEL reading the whole line instead of the word that was deleted and a 
> few other minor issues) but, while these annoy me, I still use my Mac for a 
> whole lot of things quite productively.  
> 
> I do many of the same things you do so rather than bore our readers with 
> repetitive lists, I'll toss in a handful of the tasks I've used my Mac for 
> recently.
> 
> *  I did a presentation called "MacAttack" at the Mid-Atlantic ACB convention 
> and, without preparation for Q&A, we opened up the final 15 minutes to any 
> questions and demonstrated nearly everything  that was requested.  When at 
> FS, I made the same offer with JAWS and PAC Mate and never got through 
> without some gnarly bug-a-boo turning up.  VoiceOver has far fewer features 
> than JAWS but those that it has are rock solid (sorry GW for using your 
> phrase) enough to let strangers pick a feature and perform it without 
> rehearsal.
> 
> *  I use Adium for chat with people on a wide variety of different services.  
> This is a really good and highly accessible program that I like a lot.
> 
> *  I use Syrinx as a twitter client.  This is pretty accessible but as I 
> don't look at twitter much, I can't say that I have a lot of time actually 
> using it.
> 
> *  I use TextEdit a ton because a lot of what I do requires writing.  I have 
> iWork but I haven't been able to get the knack of Pages yet and frustrate too 
> easily to spend enough time with it to learn it well enough to be at all 
> efficient.
> 
> *  I use Terminal to ssh into my under development web site.  I also use 
> Safari to go into my Drupal login page and it handles the task of dealing 
> with Drupal, a really excellent albeit somewhat complicated web interface 
> very well.
> 
> *  I use Skype to talk to people all over the world.
> 
> *  I play music in iTunes across our wifi network, onto an Airport Express 
> which is plugged into my really killer audiophile stereo with virtually no 
> trouble.
> 
> *  I get audio from iTunes Store and eMusic but prefer lossless files so 
> still buy a bunch of CDs online.
> 
> *  We download and watch rented movies from iTunes on our iMac.
> 
> *  I download books from the NLS digital download site and move them onto my 
> CF card for listening to them on my Victor Stream.  I've been considering a 
> BookSense since I've seen a friend's but that isn't really apropos to a how I 
> use a Mac discussion.
> 
> *  I write on our project wiki using Safari almost daily.
> 
> *  What else do I do that may not be on Keith's list?
> 
> Happy Hacking,
> cdh
> 
> 
> On Nov 28, 2009, at 12:49 AM, Keith Reedy wrote:
> 
>> Hi folks,
>> 
>> For the last week we have talked about problems a few are having with the 
>> new SnowLeopard and we haven't had much of the good news about the great new 
>> changes in SnowLeopard, so, let me ask, what do you do with your MAC.  From 
>> the admin reports I am seeing a good number of new folks on the list, so, 
>> lets give them an idea of what you are doing with the MAC.
>> 
>> I will be pleased to lead off.
>> 
>> First of all, mail is not crashing and Safari is working fine for me.
>> 
>> I work in an office and I do a good deal of internet searches and almost 
>> every day I copy and paste information in to Pages, or, TextEdit.
>> 
>> I use the dictionary, Keep track of dates for meetings with iCal and I use 
>> the addressBook several times a day.  I send and receive several pieces of 
>> e-mail each day, read attached files and attach a few each day.
>> 
>> I use the calculator, iChat for AIM voice chat  and messages and Skype for 
>> both as well.
>> 
>> Well enough of work,
>> 
>> I play with my MAC too.
>> 
>> I record with the MAC using GarageBand.  We have done 2 CD Projects this 
>> year of 10 songs each and 3 other projects in the hopper.
>> 
>> I do some audio editing with Amadeus Pro.
>> 
>> I and my wife and 6 of our kids are amateur radio operators and I have a 
>> great logging program to keep track of my contacts.
>> 
>> I buy from iTunes nearly every week
>> 
>> I much of the time have things I am searching for, or, watching on Ebay.
>> 
>> I download from audible.com, I like books and I choose what I want to sync 
>> to my iPhone.
>> 
>> Now, let me see, did I leave out anything, well, maybe, but, lets hear from 
>> you, what do you do with your MAC?
>> 
>> Keith Reedy
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