I havenâ€™t written very much lately, as my travels and day job have worn me out.Â However, itâ€™s a big day.Â Iâ€™m sitting in a Starbucks in Toronto trying to get a feel for my new MacBook Pro.Â Â Even though itâ€™s only day 1 (well day 2 if you count the flight), I can see that this is going to change how this blog continues forward.
Why?Â Well Iâ€™m learning!Â Apple is not my strong suit and everything is new.Â That said, every feature pleasantly surprises me.Â Each time I think â€œthere must be a way toâ€¦â€, I stumble upon what Iâ€™m looking for, amazed that itâ€™s there, without code or effort.Â What had worried me about the transition was this: Iâ€™m a pretty geeky dude.Â Wonâ€™t it be hard to transition the hard stuff from Windows to Mac?Â The answer?Â Not even a little bit.
Google Calendar and Gmail were both quick to setup (a Google search put me on the right path).Â Microsoft Office was a simple install.Â My programming environment in Windows (Komodo Edit) is available for Mac, so no transition there.Â Â Skype and Dropbox were the same story.Â To be honest, if we discount the time for my downloads, Iâ€™ve probably set the entire machine up, super-user environment and all in less than 3 hours.Â That even includes the time Iâ€™ve spent playing with itâ€¦ Pretty amazing.
Given the fun Iâ€™m having, Iâ€™ve decided that just an asterisk is going to follow me on my new adventure into Mac land, writing about the land of the apple from the big apple.Â That said, my day job still requires a PC and Iâ€™m sitting on a ton of windows hardware, so JAA will have to be about more than just the domain of Steve Jobs.Â Weâ€™ll see where the balance lies after a few monthsâ€¦
I guess this is really a post about posts that Iâ€™ll write in the future.Â Keep an eye out for a Mac post soon and feel free to send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.Â Iâ€™d love to have ideas of what to try next.Â Weâ€™ll explore this lovely transition together.