iBooked! [en]

I’ve finally got my iBook up and running, and I love it! A small list of things that still cause me trouble.

I got my iBook last Tuesday. I bought a router on Thursday, and I finally got everything hooked up yesterday. I’m now happily typing away on my sofa with not a cable attached, cat snuggled up next to me, xchat running in the background while iTunes is busy ripping through my CD collection.

Things have been pretty smooth. Basically, where I’ve gone wrong, it was because I was trying to do “too much” (ie, configure my wireless connection when all I had to do was turn on the Airport Extreme card). Still getting used to some of the interface particularities, but already in love with Exposé. Here’s a status update:

  • I still haven’t found the backslash key
  • the TTS functionality that comes with OSX is really horrible
  • I need to find a good feed aggregator
  • can iTunes name my music files “Artist — Song Name” instead of just “Song Name”?
  • I need to buy ViaVoice
  • need to get my fingers trained on Mac keyboard shortcuts
  • I miss Trillian, and particularly the MetaContacts feature!
  • I now know what a Disk Image is
  • damn, can’t find a keyboard shortcut for the “Back” button in Firefox
  • what’s up with July 17th in iCal?
  • one of the first things I wanted was Dock Detox to keep my bouncing application icons sedated
  • I love Quicksilver
  • Mac people are very helpful!

I’m officially in love with my iBook.

14 thoughts on “iBooked! [en]

  1. – Feed aggregator: NetNewsWire!
    – Install X11, gtk+, and then you can run Gaim. It does metacontacts in a clever way. 🙂
    – A disk image is a .dmg file. It’s a bit like a .iso that’s mounted by the computer.

  2. – backslash = alt + shift + /
    – iTunes : use “Browse”, Apple+B 🙂
    – aggregator : Netnewswire
    – disk image = .dmg files mounted in RAM

  3. Stephanie,

    Congratulations! I have an iBook (w/Airport card), an eMac, and a mini iPod. I’m a Mac fiend.:-)

    The back shortcut for Firefox is option + left arrow. To stop your dock icons from jumping just go to System Preferences => Dock => and then uncheck the box that says “animate opening applications”. I don’t think you need this DockDetox thing.

    I second the motion about NetNewsWire.

  4. Whoops. I kept getting an error that your mt-comment page couldn’t open. I kept hitting the button. Sorry.

  5. No problem, Rashunda, I’ll clean up the comments. Dock Detox keeps the icons from bouncing up and down when a program wants your attention. The “animate open applications” setting only has an impact on when you open applications (which doesn’t bother me).

  6. Congratulations. A picture along would the cat and the iBook would be perfect. Btw, here are some of the pictures from our trip. I finally put them up in separate albums, all neatly organised 🙂 (Emails to your are bouncing back.)

  7. Adium is the best replacement for trillian, fully customizable and easy to configure.

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