I’m excited about the computer they gave Ellen at UGA – it’s a Mac with OS X! I’m going to Athens with her tomorrow, and while she’s in a meeting I’m going to see how it’s set up and see what I can do to make the Win-Mac transition easier for her. She’s already started using FileMaker Pro (she needed a cross-platform database app since she has XP at home) and likes it very much. So, no “there’s no Access on the Mac” issues.
Here’s a list of links that I hope will be of use:
O’Reilly’s Mac Directory
O’Reilly’s Ease into the Switch, which includes a nice printable guide to keyboard shortcuts.
Here’s Apple’s switching guide and their Switch Support site, with more specifics.
Here’s a tip: put the Applications folder in the Dock so all apps are easy to find.
We need to get her a USB key too.
Awesome Pics via Jason Kottke. Photog’s site. Allthis posted with 6-month-old Sean snoring minutely in my lap. Unclehood has its rewards.
beliefnet: Tony Hendra talks about his bestselling book, ‘Father Joe,’ and the man behind it
I really like this book; Father Joe is an ideal of the listening loving father figure, not ideological or even apparently capable of the little selfishnesses of normal humanity. I’m glad E gave me a copy; I’ll be revisiting Father Joe again.
John Kerry: The Most Liberal Senator? An Analysis
He is not the most liberal senator. No he is not. Follow the link to deconstruct the latest right-wing talking point that’s been taken out of context; repeated as truth by the vice president; it’s false, and they know it.
MacMerc.com: Adobe Photoshop Tip: Comic Art Effect
I’ve got to figure out how to get image files into this blog.
Sautéed Chicken With Green Olives and White Wine
Time: 45 minutes
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 leg-thigh pieces chicken, cut in 2, or 8 thighs
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 cups white wine
1 cup cracked green olives
1 lemon, thinly sliced, seeds removed
1/2 cup broken walnut pieces
1/4 cup coarsely chopped parsley leaves, for garnish
1. Put oil in a deep skillet or casserole, preferably nonstick. Turn heat to medium-high. When oil is hot, add chicken, skin side down, and brown it well, rotating and turning pieces as necessary, about 10 to 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
2. With chicken skin side up, add wine and olives. Adjust heat so mixture simmers vigorously, 10 to 15 minutes.
3. When chicken is almost done, place sliced lemon on it, and cook 2 to 3 minutes more. Arrange chicken and lemon on a platter, and stir walnuts into sauce. Taste, and adjust seasoning, then spoon sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with parsley, and serve.
Yield: 4 servings.
Failure Is Not an Option, It’s Mandatory. Thomas Frank asserts the failure of the proposed Federal Marriage Amendment was planned, to appeal to the conservative base, and to show the “control” of society by “liberal elites.” He’s got a plausible point.
Peter Heckman’s NZ wonderland:
.Lomography 3.0~ / _homesDeLuxe