This is a continuation on the sadness I have over what has happened to my Mac, which I wrote about here, after upgrading to Maverick. (Takeaway, do not upgrade systems and do not trust tech folks from Apple.)
Anyone having trouble with foul language should not read my rants on what Apple has done to my Mac. And this is after I cleaned it up. The English language has these words for a reason, and this is one of them.
Understand, I use my computer to run our business, and to help my memory, and for recreation (listening to books on tape while working on projects.)
Also, understand that I am VERY busy, running our small business and object to the idea that programmers assume we have nothing better to do than to take classes and sit online surfing to understand where they hid or why they renamed a simple function that we all use every day. Note this is not about learning a new function. I don’t object to THAT. I object to silly twists that have nothing to do with innovation and everything to do with annoying geeks.
I dropped Safari altogether. Moved to Firefox. I can’t take it anymore. It’s all about sharing everything you look at on pinterest and facebook and tweet (waste of time for most of us to read and post), and not about saving my bookmarks easily into the places I want them. (It wasn’t a big deal because when you upgrade your operating system you lose all your comfy saved passwords.) AGAIN, they have changed the exact buttons at the top to have them do things I don’t want at all. I try bookmark a page and it saves it to reader. I don’t give a ratz ass about reader. Yes, I went to preferences to see if it was an easy fix, then said, “WTF?” I made my life easy. I use Mozilla.
I was able to go back to page 4.3 or whatever, FINALLY, and so for the time being will not learn Adobe. When I move to my next computer I will learn it.
Calendar is USELESS to me now, and so I am buying a small paper calendar for my desk and purse. Calendar was such agreat boon to our work and personal life, organizing and recording. It used to pop up a window which stayed open until you closed it, so you DIDN’T MISS THE REMINDER, and also, if you wanted to change the reminder to 15 minutes before to make a loud noise. Now it comes up a ghostly quick banner — part of the new messaging system that records your every movement — and then disappears unless you want the banner on the side 24/7. I actually USE my entire screen, and often work in two programs at once. I don’t want to see that I listened to mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris “This is Us” two days ago. I don’t need to know the weather update — I installed the program so I could check it not monitor it 24/7. I don’t want to know what is going on at Facebook all day, or when I get an email. DISTRACTIONS. So it is a useless thing that I am replacing.
The entire assumption of the ignorant geeks who tweaked this system is that we are all sitting staring at our puter gadgets all day, and not living our lives. I don’t, and want Mac to serve me, not me be a slave to Mac. I have said this for th last few years, APPLE STOP CATERING TO KIDS IN HIGH SCHOOL. There is a wide world of adults that work, hike, paint, and live their lives who want the computer to do what it needs to in a helpful manner when we check it.
Continuing to be irritated, DAILY, by my Mac. I know it is not as bad as the PC my husband works on a great deal (he is pounding on it now) but shit, you used to be SO MUCH BETTER. Mac you’ve gone to the dark side.