Just OSX me and call me baffled. I feel like the world’s biggest newbie on my Macbook. I mean, I can use the net, work in my (very annoying) Word – MSOffice Test Drive, and download Widgets. I have installed Quicksilver but have no idea how to use it, and I continue to wonder where the hell all the modded buttons have gone in the ‘Write Post’ screen of WordPress i.e. I have to type in [a href] instead of point and click. I did use my mouse today, and everything became instantly easier. I love keyboard shortcuts as much as any pseudo-geek, but I like to be able to get around while I learn them. Speaking of keyboard shortcuts, I might have snaffled myself Photoshop for Mac (legal…of course), which was going to be one of my major shortcomings, and also a proper version of MSOffice. My learning curve feels steep.
I’m used to knowing what file extensions stand for, and being fairly computer savvy, but the whole topography (?) of OSX is a foreign land to me. I haven’t really had time to discover what the structure of my ‘C’ drive looks like and where things go on it. I’m using Safari, but missing Firefox, and pondering on whether I should give up Gmail and use Mail. I have not investigated Garageband, IChat, IWeb etc. and wonder if IWeb is even useful. Is it? So basically, I’m quite baffled, but am managing to use my Macbook for work (although being hideously distracted by modifying and downloading things to make the transition easier).
This morning M and I went to OfficeWorks and bought me a fabulous chair:
which was on sale for (marginally) less than $200. That’s at least $300 less than the chair they bought me at work, and it’s just as good, if not better. I didn’t have to lie on the floor at all today and rest my back – heaven!