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.
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.
Great list of useful commands if you like to use your terminal in OS X.
One note on the 'Remove Duplicate “Open With…” Entries' command. This can also be fixed with the Onyx utility by rebuilding LaunchServices under the Automation tab. Majorly annoying problem in Mountain Lion. If you don’t know what I’m referring to you might run into it when you right click (or option click) on a file to open in a specific application. The list of applications are sometimes duplicates and even previous versions of themselves. It’s supid.
There’s an app for that.