Weekend open thread: ThemeParkInsider HQ switches to Mac
Well, my four-year-old PC finally quit this week -- dropping USB ports, then finally refusing to boot even in safe mode. (Yes, I had the whole firewall/anti-virus/Spybot/AdAware protection system in place.) I'd been meaning for months to buy a Mac for testing and video editing, and well, now I am typing this on my new MacBook Pro.
The good news is that the site looks great in Safari. (In fact the whole darn Web looks better!) Setting up a Web connection (my biggest fear in switching to Mac) was ridiculously easy and I'm basically over the moon with the switch. I'm also looking forward to having better, simpler video editing tools to use, meaning you should look forward to monthly video features, reported from the parks, on the site -- starting within the next month or two.
Anything I ought to be on the lookout for, Mac veterans out there? Any video features you'd like to see me report for the site? Anything else on your mind? It's the weekend -- talk amongst yourselves!
Welcome to the "dark" side. I am a convert myself. My husband is the tech. specialist for a school system and all they use is Macs. So if you have any specific questions about your new toy, email me and I'll put you in touch with him. Again welcome to Mac World.
Welcome to the Mac. If you need any assistance, let me know.
I knew there was a reason I liked this site. By the way I am not a technical person and that's why I use a mac. So if you have any questions about the mac I can easily help you. You see, I have common sense and you will find that is the foundation onto which the mac is built.
Video ideas? I've got one. Make a video of how great Islands Of Adventure is!
Actually, I've been finding myself muttering about many of the UI (user interface) differences between the Mac and Windows, only, upon a moment's extra thought, to realize that the way I had been doing things in Windows (e.g. muting sound) was either way too complex or totally bass-ackward.
Okay, here's a question for the Mac veterans: What do I need to do to change, or add to, the out-of-the-box configuration to properly secure my Mac on a broadband connection? I know that this is bigger problem in the Windows world, but I don't want to leave my system open to anyone, even if odds are long no one's looking to break in. Thanks, in advance, for the advice!
Wow. Very interesting. Those apps had come highly recommended from the Slashdot-type crowd. But yeah, I always felt like they were overly optimistic about the health of my system. Thanks for the tip.
Downloading free-ware on a PC based system can become an issue if you do not know what you are doing.
Thanks for the support for our policy on video. I know that those videos are popular on other sites, but I've long kept a policy around here that we won't accept or produce any photos or video that required breaking a park's safety rules. That said, we do have a couple of on-board, narrated coaster videos from Magic Mountain on the site, but those were produced using "lipstick" cams on the rides, provided by the park itself during media preview days.
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