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Jul 14, 2009

Do Panic

As I mentioned in my Switching to Mac post a few days ago, I recently made the jump from PC to Mac, something I should have done years ago.
One of the reasons (other than budget) that I hadn’t done this sooner was my worry about having to learn a new work-flow.  I have been programming for nearly 10 years now and, as you know, hard habits are hard to break.  Clearly changing operating system would mean that I would have to re-learn how to do a lot of things.

One of my main worries was what I was going to edit with.  I have been using Homesite for the best part of the las 8 years (having broken away from dreamweaver as soon as I “saw the light”) and over that time I have become used to the way it works. Continue reading »

Jul 2, 2009

“A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away…” switching to Mac

Well, maybe not so long ago and well, to be honest not really that far way, but, back in the UK when I started at Cumbria College of Art and Design (now part of the University of Cumbria) in 1989 my first dabblings with computers was with a Macintosh.

I remember that the college had 4 of them to share between c.400 students.  An unthinkable ratio nowadays no doubt.  But back then few people used them (or even knew what they were for I suspect) and I had one of them pretty much all to myself.  As I was studying graphic design at the time, I spent endless hours learning and working with probably some of the earliest versions of Adobe Pagemaker, Freehand and Photoshop.  All in black & white of course and probably on some ridiculously small screen by modern terms.
Unbelievably I still have some of the work that I did on those macs all those years ago 🙂

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