Observations about dealing with the technology we touch every day and take for granted.
I'm Todd Jarrard, and I do a number of things that specifically relate to Apple hardware. Remember, I'm not actually employed by Apple, and any speculation you see here is just that- speculation.
I was born and raised in Michigan, and I don’t think I’ve ever owned anything I haven’t disassembled. I attended Florida State University before plunging into a career as a graphic designer, but after years of handling every issue one could come across using Macintosh for graphic production, I became an Apple Certified Macintosh Technician.
Now I have over ten years of bench experience, and I’ve serviced clients as diverse as the Museum of Natural History and the NHL. When I’m not training technicians, I spend my time sailing the bays of Maryland, solving interesting problems, and exploring cheese-based cuisine.
If you're interested in training opportunities, please feel free to contact me.
The other day, I asked on Twitter:
Anyone know why Google Chrome would render very, very slow on a headless Mac mini?
There were some good responses, and we decided it was probably the “headless” part of the equation and not the “Mac mini” part. I decided to connect a…
Here’s some examples of how far we’ve come-
I remember my father finding a precision, high-end caliper at an estate sale when I was a child. It was over $100, and I was not allowed to touch it. Earlier this year, I bought a digital caliper that does english and metric, to another decimal point of accuracy, for just over $10.
The original Macintosh Portable was released in 1989. It cost $6500, and tipped the scales at almost 16 pounds. Now you can pick up a MacBook Air for under a grand, and it weighs in at just over two pounds.