Recently, a lot of people switching to Mac OS X—either from other platforms or earlier Mac operating systems—have been asking me about software for OS X. While most of the commercial stuff is pretty obvious, the OS X community overflows with freeware and shareware head and shoulders above such offerings on other platforms. I put together a list of my favorites.
There are a lot of ’blogs out there. Most of them suck. This one probably will, too. I intend, however, to run this one a bit differently than I’ve seen others do.
Firstly, a great many blogs seem to go on at length about what the problem is, either in the writer’s personal life, politics, sports, whatever. That’s great. More power to them. I, however, am more interested in what the solution is. I’d rather hear a horrible, unworkable “solution” than more empty whining about the problem. And I’m just the guy to come up with these unworkable solutions. So:
Asteroid Rule One: If you can’t suggest a solution, even a bad one, shut the hell up.
Numerous blogs also tend to post filler and links to other stories, rather than create content themselves. Some of this comes from a desire to keep the blog “fresh” and active. I understand the desire, but I see no need for it in this blog. I’d rather have only original work, even if it means long delays between posts. It is likely this blog will only see a couple posts a month. So:
Asteroid Rule Two: Only post when you have something to say that no one else is saying.
Many blogs have a theme. Some are about sports or knitting. Some are political. Some are regional. Some are more like personal diaries. This blog is themeless, dealing with whatever stray thoughts float through my head. So:
Asteroid Rule Three: I’ll write about whatever I like.
In spite of this, this blog is not a diary. My personal life is not really your business. Even less so is my work, which will not be discussed, or even hinted at, in this blog at any time. So:
Asteroid Rule Four: I will censor myself at will and have no obligation to share anything at all.
Though I have some training in journalism, I am not a journalist and this blog is not a news site. Additionally, the opinions expressed in this blog may not be opinions I believe in at all. So:
Asteroid Rule Five: I may intentionally mislead the reader. Read at your own risk.
The name of this blog comes from the result of my taking the What Video Game Character Are You? quiz, revealing this:
I’ll not be blogging more personality test results, but some of my results are available elsewhere.
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