Mac Mastery and Knowing Your Tools
It may surprise you to learn that I’m not a master carpenter.
Truth is, I’m one of the least handy people I know (and I know a fair number of people). Handing me a saw and a hunk of wood, you might as well include the address of the nearest ER. It’s embarrassing.
My good buddy Chris is another story. I could spend several sentences extolling his handy guy virtues, but let’s just say the dude built his own bed. He’s good with his hands and he knows his tools. Whenever I have questions about building or fixing things, he’s the guy I ask.
Chris owns a Mac and an iPhone. See if you can guess who he calls when he has problems or questions with those…
That’s right. Me, baby.
Chris knows all about the doohickies and thingamajigs he needs to do his work. And I know all about mine, too.
Know Your Tools
Real talk: if you don’t have an expert-level understanding of the tools you use to do your work, you could be working better. Doesn’t matter if the tool is a paring knife, a planer, the English language, or a computer.
Since I trade primarily in technology and English, I’ve tried for years to always dedicate at least some time to improving my chops with both. I read as often as I can and am always looking for ways to use my Mac in the most efficient manner possible.
Over my many years of using a Mac, I’ve managed to get pretty damn good at it (if I do say so myself). The oodles of time I’ve spent learning the nooks and crannies of OS X have yielded me a solid set of skills and efficient ways of working.
I’d like to share them with you.
Today, I’m thrilled to announce Master Your Mac. It’s a new thing I’m doing and, if you use a Mac, I think you’re really going to like it.
In a nut, Master Your Mac is an education in taking your Mac knowledge to the next level — a collection of tools, tricks, and tactics for the casual Mac user who wants to do a lot better.
Just to be clear: this isn’t beginner stuff. None of what I’ll teach is terribly complicated, but it does assume you’ve got the basics down already. If that’s you, then get ready because it’s time to start working faster and better.
Check out Master Your Mac right here. I really hope you dig it.
Oh, and if you know any friends who might benefit from a sharper OS X sword, would you do your old buddy Brett a solid and send this post their way? I’d be grateful 🙂