WordPress: The Missing Manual – Review

On December 27, 2012, in Book Review, by Curt Blanchard

WordPress The Missing Manual
Author: Matthew MacDonald
Publisher: O’Reilly Media
ISBN: 978-1-449-30984-8
MSRP: $29.99 (Street: $20.00)
WordPress: The Missing Manual

Did you know that WordPress is responsible for roughly one-sixth of the world’s websites and that 20% of all new websites run on WordPress? That’s impressive. Our MyMac.com website runs on WordPress. If you are a brand new blogger or an experienced web developer, WordPress: The Missing Manual is for you.


O’Reilly’s Missing Manual series of tech books is huge, uncompromisingly accurate, and the authors are experts on their topics. This book’s author, Matthew MacDonald, is a website development professional and author with more than a dozen books to his credit. In WordPress: The Missing Manual he tackles a sometimes-complex subject with an approachable style that explains concepts in ways that are easy-to-grasp.

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MacJournal for iPad

On November 24, 2010, in Apps, iPad, Review, by Elisa Pacelli

MacJournal for iPad
Company: Mariner Software
Price: $5.99
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iTunes Product Page

MacJournal is a popular application for the Mac that helps people chronicle their lives with words and pictures, update blogs, take notes in school, or just keep their lives more organized. To make sure users can get their thoughts down no matter where they are, Mariner Software recently released MacJournal for iPad.

While the iPad version of MacJournal doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of the Mac version, it’s still a capable, and may I add, fun app. New journals and entries are easily created, tagged, and labeled. Journals can be arranged into Smart Journals, similar to Smart Playlists and Smart Albums in iTunes and iPhoto. For added security, if needed, journals or entries can be locked, and even encrypted.

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The Gods Do Not Want Me to Have an iPhone

On July 2, 2010, in Apple, iPhone, Opinion, by Owen Rubin

Taking the Plunge and Finally Going iPhone — or not!

So I have wanted an iPhone for a long time. I have watched with envy as the first, second, and third generation phones came, and many of my friends were having a great time playing with them, while I sat with my trusty old Treo, trying to convince myself that it was just as good.

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It was not! Oh, it did what it needed to do, and had most of the same functions actually, but it was just no where near as fun.  So I got an iPod touch, but that was still not an iPhone.

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On May 15, 2002, in Opinion, by Beth Lock

Dear Diary. When I was a child I kept a diary, one of those kind that had the little locking tab on the front with the teeny tiny key. In it I recorded my pre-adolescent fantasies about Richard Duvall and Mike Nichols, the atrocities committed upon me by my two sisters, and anger at my parents. It was kept hidden in a secret cubbyhole in the bedroom I shared with my sisters.

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