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AMUG: NO MEETING on Dec. 20
Our Dec. 7 Holiday Meeting replaced our general meeting for this month. However, the Dec. 27 SIG is still on. Whether it will be at Macquarium or Mellow Mushroom will be announced soon.
The President Speaketh
More Mac Addiction TipsIn addition to listening to Mac podcasts, subscribing to Mac magazines, and viewing Mac YouTube shows, there are more ways I feed my Mac addiction:
1) Instead of watching a Gilligan's Island rerun, go to YouTube and do a search, in quotations, for "what's in my dock." This pulls up videos made by 871 geeks who show you the applications on their dock. Viewing these videos has been interesting because I've learned about new software, what people ARE using, and even how or why they use it. For instance, I learned about a fantastic program named Skitch that allows me to capture screen shots and make notations, such as arrows, etc... I now use it nearly every day at work.
2) Instead of cleaning your bedroom, go to YouTube again and type in "favorite Mac apps" and/or "top Mac apps." This time you'll pull up 46,600 nerds who have made videos about their favorite Mac applications.
A side benefit to these videos is that I enjoy seeing how users organize their desktops, what wallpaper they use, and, as mentioned above, what apps they use and how they use them, and what they use them for. In the process of these searches I've come across a handful of YouTube Mac channels that I've subscribed to.
Okay, admittedly, most of the people who make these videos are pre-adolescent boys with high voices and nonexistent social lives. The high voices are a little annoying -- they remind me of my middle school years when I used to get beat up by football players every day. However, these kids are really smart, and will no doubt be operating drones over Afghanistan before their first shave. Here is a random video sample from a testosterone-deficient youngster: http://youtu.be/4r2X9pZ9Ax4
-- Todd Daniel
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