Category Archive: work

May 18 2015

60 Seconds of Change

I bought this T-shirt recently from Thinkgeek. It’s an homage to the original Macintosh television ad, aired during the 1984 SuperBowl, which I of course was watching live (I didn’t yet have a DVR, due to their not-yet-invention). The ad was directed by Ridley Scott, who had previously directed tiny art films like Alien and Blade Runner. I […]

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May 08 2014

My little Apple PR story

On the occasion of Apple PR VP of Communication, Katie Cotton, announcing her retirement from Apple, many commentators are recounting some of their experiences with Apple PR, which could often have the opposite effect of what a journalist expects. When I speak to a PR rep from most other tech companies, I usually end up […]

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Jul 23 2012

Get ready for Mountain Lion with my new ebook!

I’m pleased to announce availability of my latest ebook, “10 Things To Do Before Upgrading to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,” from Peachpit Press. It’s a short ebook that I wrote last week, and it’s only $2! At the moment, it is only available from the iBookstore, but I hope to soon add links to […]

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Jun 05 2012

Coming soon: Adobe Dreamweaver CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide

I’m happy to unveil the cover of our forthcoming book, Adobe Dreamweaver CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide (available now for preorders!). It’s a bit of a new direction for Peachpit covers. Unlike the previous editions of the book, this one has all of the screenshots in full color. There will be a companion getting started video available […]

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Jan 23 2012

iCloud: Visual QuickStart Guide is now available!

I’m happy and proud to announce that my latest book, iCloud: Visual QuickStart Guide, from Peachpit Press, is now widely available. It’s one of the newer breeds of Visual QuickStart Guides, with all-color screenshots. It covers virtually all of the aspects of iCloud, from setting up the service on Mac OS X, iOS devices, and Windows, to using […]

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Aug 13 2011

Our Worldcon Schedule

Between August 17 and August 21, we’ll be attending Renovation, the 69th World Science Fiction Convention, in Reno. What started out as a pleasure trip has turned into business for both of us. I’m speaking on three panels. Dori is … Continue reading

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Jul 19 2011

If it ain’t one thing, it’s two things

We’ve been busy getting two book projects out the door (JavaScript: Visual QuickStart Guide, 8th Edition and Dreamweaver CS5.5: Visual QuickStart Guide). The latter is an ebook supplement to the printed Dreamweaver CS5 Visual QuickStart Guide. Between that work and … Continue reading

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May 19 2011

Help me pick a new paperless office organizer

I’ve been a big fan of the journey (you never quite get there) towards the paperless office for years, since I first bought a Fujitsu ScanSnap scanner. It’s a terrific device; you drop one or more sheets into its hopper, … Continue reading

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