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Several people have asked me about the Control Strip recently.


VENDORS: One thing I hear all the time from Mac clients and friends is the difficulty of finding a good place to purchase and/or service Macs.


Geek Speak Alert: Disk Image, URL--> , System Folder, USB, Firewire, OS/X, Applescript, smiley :-) NOTE from the EDITOR: I'm trying to keep UNPREDICTABLE short. Maybe a page or two at most, but sometimes I just can't! :-)


What's the deal, you ask? Is this a weekly? A monthly? What? I respond, NO!! or YES!! Read the masthead! "UNPREDICTABLE and OCCASIONAL". This issue marks our first attachment, a sample clipping for the introduction of a new Occasional column, "OVERLOOKED AND UNDERUSED". If you have suggestions for this column, send them to me with "UNPREDICTABLE SUGGESTION" in the Subject field. :-)
Geek Speak Alert: screenshot, Desktop, Finder, double-click, Apple Menu, Quickdraw3D, BTW, PDF, GUI


This is an easy issue - a Geek Speak Review on some of the Geek Speak Alert items we've encountered in previous UNPREDICTABLE issues.


Did you hire someone to help you get started with your Mac? Most consultants (including me) are happy to get someone started. Usually that means hooked up to the printer, connected to the Internet, and maybe some basic training. Depending on the number of questions you have, this can usually be done in a single one or two hour session. But once you do that, what's next? Do you WANT to pay a HEALTHY hourly rate to keep moving on this basic track? If you WANT to do that, then it's time to send me an email, or give me a call to arrange our next session. :-) If you'd rather spend LESS money, or money on more advanced stuff, I'm with you! So what are some training alternatives?

GEEK SPEAK ALERT: Frodo, Dark Rider, Control Panel, Wizard, Guide, BTW, Interactive


This issue continues our theme of HELP for Mac Users. Some people think Mac Users REALLY need help, but THOSE people are the UNINITIATED. We introduce you to the Mac Help Center and to a good WEB resource starting point, MacCentral. We're not going to even get close to ugs this issue. But soon, soon, in PART 3. ALSO this issue, we will UNPREDICTABLY conform to the wishes of the Bush Administration Sequel
and LEAVE MICROSOFT ALONE.


FINALLY, how to update Quicktime.
IT'S MACEXPO TIME AGAIN.

GEEK SPEAK ALERT: Burner, Gig, FireWire, Software Update Control Panel, Extension Manager, Location Manager, Quicktime


CRASHING AND HANGING (Part 1)

GEEK SPEAK ALERT: Hang, Crash, Bomb, Sherlock, Get Info, ROM, Extension, iCab


SPECIAL INTERNET ISSUE #1

Special Bonus Keyboard Commands at the END of this issue. There's a little something there, JUST FOR YOU.

GEEK SPEAK ALERT: No! No more please!!


Another HUGE INTERNET EDITION.
USEFUL tips about MAIL on the Internet.

GEEK SPEAK REVIEW,

Back by popular demand, I LEAVE MICROSOFT ALONE (well, almost).

More valuable info at the VERY END for you SCAN & SKIPPERS.

GEEK SPEAK ALERT: (It never ends!! But I'll include these in the GSR, below.) SPAM, TROJAN HORSE


OH ESS TEN
How to Pronounce it.
When is it available?
What is it?
Where to get It.
Who's WHINING already?
AND...
What software is there for it?
In Press Releases all about it from OUR FRIENDS at Apple
.

NEW!! UNPREDICTABLE READER FEEDBACK
UPDATES: Important OS 9 Update Info
THE JOYS AND DANGERS of MUCKING AROUND IN THE SYSTEM FOLDER
OVERLOOKED AND UNDERUSED: Files Find Their Way Home
Know The Difference: By Popular Demand, I DON'T LEAVE MICROSOFT ALONE!
Special Bonus Keyboard Commands


Firmware Update SPECIAL EDITION


WHAT IS MY PURPOSE?
YOUR chance to get consulting time with ME at a GREAT PRICE!
UNPREDICTABLE READER FEEDBACK
UPDATES
GETTING READY FOR 9.1
MORE info on OS X
Special Bonus Keyboard Commands


UPDATES
UNPREDICTABLE READER FEEDBACK
Mac training, ugs and MUGS
GEEK SPEAK REVIEW
Special Bonus Keyboard Commands PROMOTIONAL PROPAGANDA: The Silver TiMac


UPDATES: Palm Desktop, OS X & iTunes for OS X
UNPREDICTABLE READER FEEDBACK
GEEK SPEAK REVIEW
MIGRATE TO OS 9.1 - THE EASY WAY - BUY A TiMac!!
OVERLOOKED AND UNDERUSED -AMAZING GEEKY DISCOVERY about LOCATION MANAGER
TIMAC REVIEW
KNOW THE DIFFERENCE
FAVORITE WEB SITES
DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS
Special Bonus Keyboard Commands
AN APPEAL TO/FOR SUBSCRIBERS


CHRIS AUCTIONS CONSULTING!! (SUMMER RE-RUN)
UPDATES: OS X 10.0.3 (YES, THIS IS NEW.), SOUNDJAM MP A GONER
UNPREDICTABLE READER FEEDBACK
COMMENTARY
GEEK SPEAK REVIEW
GOOD NEWS FROM THE LAND OF TIMAC
OCCASIONAL Favorite WEB SITE
Special Bonus Keyboard Commands


UPDATES
NEWS
UNPREDICTABLE READER FEEDBACK
HANGING AND CRASHING - Change the Allotted RAM
GEEK SPEAK REVIEW
OCCASIONAL Favorite WEB SITE
Tips
Know The Difference
Special Bonus Keyboard Commands


UPDATES
NEWS
UNPREDICTABLE READER FEEDBACK
OVERLOOKED AND UNDERUSED - Startup from a CD
Know The Difference
OCCASIONAL Favorite WEB SITE - updates
Dirty Little Secrets - mousetraps
Special Bonus Keyboard Commands - Same as O&U!
GEEK SPEAK ALERT: Mouse Trapping, Lock-In Site


UPDATES
NEWS - Another school for iBooks and TiMacs!! UNPREDICTABLE READER FEEDBACK - Real Feedback!!
*THE MYSTIQUE*
Tips
Know The Difference
Dirty Little Secrets
Special Bonus Keyboard Commands
GEEK SPEAK ALERT: Michael Dell, parallel


UPDATES - Microsoft Security Vulnerabilities
NEWS - The latest virus to take advantage of Microsoft Outlook
UNPREDICTABLE READER FEEDBACK - Can they get the Ampersand right?
GEEK SPEAK REVIEW - What is the 'Evil Empire'?
COMMENTARY - What is Microsoft Up To??
Tips
HANGING AND CRASHING - The Microsoft DLL Factor
Know The Difference
OCCASIONAL Favorite WEB SITE
Dirty Little Secrets - A Bush photo on Every Desktop Keeps the DOJ Away?
Special Bonus Keyboard Commands


UPDATES - a few
NEWS - Cube Tubed
UNPREDICTABLE READER FEEDBACK - Just the usual accolades.
FEATURE - TRUST ME
OCCASIONAL Favorite WEB SITE
Dirty Little Secrets
Special Bonus Keyboard Commands
PROMOTIONAL PROPAGANDA: Apple's PowerSchool management package,
AppleWorks 6.2


UPDATES - Quicktime
NEWS - Pulls
UNPREDICTABLE READER FEEDBACK - Thank you!
OVERLOOKED AND UNDERUSED - CONTEXTUAL MENUS #1
Know The Difference
OCCASIONAL Favorite WEB SITE
Special Bonus Keyboard Commands - iTunes
Good News Press Releases - Apple On Top in Education!


UPDATES - a few
NEWS - Eudora
UNPREDICTABLE READER FEEDBACK - Vendor in the Area
FEATURE - MACEXPO WRAP
Tips - iTunes
Special Bonus Keyboard Commands - File Navigation #1
Good News Press Releases -
>IDC Report Shows Apple is the Leader in K-12 Education
>Apple Reports Third Quarter Profit of $61 Million
>Apple Updates iMac Family
>Apple Debuts New Power Mac G4 Line
>Leading Developers Demonstrate Mac OS X Products at Macworld
>Apple Previews iDVD 2 for Mac OS X at Macworld Expo

 

UPDATES - Conflict Catcher
NEWS - Just the usual MS viruses
UNPREDICTABLE READER FEEDBACK - Disappearing Battery Level indicator
OVERLOOKED AND UNDERUSED - Date & Time Control Panel
Tips - A good one
OCCASIONAL Favorite WEB SITE - CERT
Special Bonus Keyboard Commands - More File dialog Commands

 

UPDATES - Mac OS 9.2.1
NEWS - KidSafe Killed, New! MS IM viruses, and More!
UNPREDICTABLE READER FEEDBACK - New idea for old Mac
COMMENTARY - iTools
OVERLOOKED AND UNDERUSED - Back to Contextual Menus
Tips - Where CM's Live
Special Bonus Keyboard Commands - Unpredictable Key commands!!
Good News Press Releases - APPLE wins an Emmy

 

NEWS - Not much
UNPREDICTABLE READER FEEDBACK - More than ever
OVERLOOKED AND UNDERUSED - Contextual Menus #3 - FinderPop
Tips - Burning Data CDs from the Finder in 9.x
Know The Difference - MS=Everything
Dirty Little Secrets - Who is SteveB??
Good News Press Releases - APPLE Polishes Image in Education

 

UPDATES - Oh ESS TEN Point One and More
UNPREDICTABLE READER FEEDBACK - Oh ESS TEN Point One
OVERLOOKED AND UNDERUSED - Contextual Menus #4 AND THEN WE MOVE ON!
Tips - FinderPop conflict tip
Special Bonus Keyboard Commands
Good News Press Releases - Oh ESS TEN Point One

 

UPDATES - More Carbon
NEWS - Famous Again
UNPREDICTABLE READER FEEDBACK - Digital Director likes iMovie
Get the Point - Geeky 10.1 Install Stuff. Fun stuff next time.
Video ON MAC (part one)
GEEK SPEAK REVIEW - A small one
Tips - Check Control Panel MENUS
OCCASIONAL Favorite WEB SITE - TidBITS
Special Bonus Keyboard Commands - ZEE

 

UPDATES - PrintToPDF
NEWS - First New Jersey Apple Store to open!
UNPREDICTABLE READER FEEDBACK - Take my newsletter, PLEASE.
Occasional Hardware Recommendation - External Hard Drives
Tips - Firewire, USB, and Hybrid Drives
Know The Difference - MS Intros XP - No tricky pronunciation!
OCCASIONAL Favorite WEB SITE - Where's George
Special Bonus Keyboard Commands - Force Feed DVD
Good News Press Releases - Too much Good News to list!!

 

UPDATES - IDVD 2.0, iTunes 2.0
NEWS - MICROSOFT Settlement. WHO CARES??
UNPREDICTABLE READER FEEDBACK - USB/Sleep workaround, iMac Lab
GEEK SPEAK REVIEW - PARADOX
Get the Point - (Part Two) Do I KNOW you? (Fun stuff with 10.1.)
Occasional Book Recommendation - Analog help with ten on dead tree products
Know The Difference - Read these if you must!
OCCASIONAL Favorite WEB SITE - Apple's OSX Pages
Special Bonus Keyboard Commands - View Options (works with 9 and X!)
Good News Press Releases - IDVD 2, iPod, and Apple events in NJ/NY

 

UPDATES - Tis the Season!
UNPREDICTABLE READER FEEDBACK - Apple Store in Short Hills, New Jersey!
PATRIOTIC ECONOMY BOOSTING SUGGESTIONS
OVERLOOKED AND UNDERUSED - At Last Apple Data Detectors (Part 1)
Tips - iTunes CMM
Know The Difference - Settle This
OCCASIONAL Favorite WEB SITE - Maps and Middle Earth
Special Bonus Keyboard Commands - iTunes
Good News Press Release - Quicktime downloads

 

UPDATES - TRULY FREE OS 9.2.2 (but do you want it?)
NEWS - THE FREEDOM TO INNOVATE - I make a mistake
UNPREDICTABLE READER FEEDBACK - EXCITE MP3s Not Free
PATRIOTIC ECONOMY BOOSTING SUGGESTIONS - FREE SPACE for PowerBooks
Tips - Startup Disk 9.2
Know The Difference - X Pollution
OCCASIONAL Favorite WEB SITE - Don't Free Captive Tortoises
Special Bonus Keyboard Commands - M is different in X and 9
Good News Press Releases - Final Cut Pro 3

 



 

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