Saturday, March 19, 2011

To Tweet Or Not To Tweet, That Is The Question.

Not much to report on the Mac front today. Some time spent with my wife and two cats, house chores and a couple of errands took up most of the day. I listened to more podcasts from Vision Australia and then tackled setting up e-mail. All I can say is “Wow!” It was an easier process than I could have hoped for. I was reading messages in no time.
I then turned my attention to Twitter. I figured I would look in the app store for Syrinx, the Twitter client recommended to me by Dr. Robert Carter of the Tech Doctor Podcast. I was unable to figure out how to search the app store. I quickly abandoned the store and went to Google where the program was obtained and installed with no problem whatsoever. I learned during my podcast listening that Quick Nav was my friend on the Web. It made the experience more like using my iPod Touch with a Bluetooth keyboard than ever before.
I played with Syrinx a bit and decided to send out a couple test posts. The public post went fine. Another intended as a direct message went public. Fortunately it was not of an extremely sensitive nature, a hasty apology was issued, and no harm was done. I discovered that along with finders and sidebars and tables, I really my want to explore menus a bit more. What a concept!
All in all, not a bad day with the Mac. Tomorrow is church, some paperwork for my job, and possibly a bit more time with the Mac.


Zack said...

To search the Mac app store, move to the toolbar at the far left, and interact with it. The search field is at the far right end, after the various buttons for Categories and the top 25. Just type and hit enter and the results show up in the HTML area at the bottom.

Jamie Pauls said...

Thank you. I will give that a try.