Leopard Update

So I’m posting from Mac OS X Leopard for a couple of days now… So far… So good.

I’m pleasantly surprised at how easy the switch was… Leopard went in and grabbed everything including my applications and settings and they all seem to work okay with the exception of Google Earth… And I just need to download an update. Even PhotoShop works. Norton AntiVirus and all of the third party applications I had seem to work too.

CoverFlow in the folders is cool… But I found out that it works too good! CoverFlow will even show images in supposedly “secret” folders (porn) that previously were well stashed… Just go to “All Images” in the “Search For” pane and Leopard will bring up every picture on the computer! … Same for “All Movies”… Fair Warning! Get yourself a spare external drive that you can keep locked away!

We had fun with “Screen Sharing” … It’s so easy to swap computers with someone! I ask for permission to share screens from a chat window… And if accepted… I instantly get your screen on my computer… I am literally sitting in your seat! I can do anything you can do. No more 2 hour phone calls trying to figure out what the heck someone is trying to describe is happening to their machine! I can also only give viewing rights so that I can show someone exactly how to do something… They literally see me do it. I can even do a theater type thing where I can put my screen on more than one computer anywhere and run through a Powerpoint or anything I want them to see. Seriously Impressive, Mr. Jobs!

And before anyone gets antsy about security… I un-check one box and my machine is locked back down. And there’s a flashing red icon that lets me know that my screen is being shared. It’s also easy to set up a list of people who are allowed to request screen sharing. It’s a buddy list that I can block and lock from.

So Far … So Good… I like it.

Next… Gripes

Read Part 2 HERE 



Home Remedies That Produce A State of Euphoria

12/06/2007: Rachel from Baldwin, WI writes: “re: euphoria remedies — I have found that after eating pink salmon, followed by green veggies and then 1/2 cup of blueberries, I get extremely happy, almost giddy. The first time it happened, I didn’t realize that it was from what I ate and forgot about it. Then on another day, I ate the same thing and it happened again; and found that it repeatedly works for me. I don’t know if it would work for everyone, but for me it is a depression cure!”

11/06/2007: Sharon from Boston, MA writes, “I just discovered that ACV, baking soda, and cayenne produces an almost instantaneous state of euphoria! I have been taking acv for years, more recently acv and baking soda, but never with the cayenne. I always felt very energized from acv, but didn’t feel like it was adjusting my brain chemistry. This remedy does. This is going to sound strange, but it makes me feel closer to God. I don’t know how else to explain the sensation.

This is what I do:
2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar,
1/8th teaspoon of baking soda and
5 shakes of cayenne pepper
in a glass of hot water.

Be careful not to stand too close to the glass after adding the cayenne or you will inhale it, especially once those acv and baking soda bubbles get activated. Sip slowly, stirring the cayenne every so often. When the drink cools down, add more hot water. Drink on an empty stomach, if possible. I usually take it in the late afternoon, when I am feeling sleepy.

I hope others will try it to and let me know if they are experiencing the same results. It might also be a very effective PMS remedy, I don’t know. Will send an update later on in the month!”

10/18/2007: Lisa from Newton, MA writes: “Hi, I started to put a bit of Cayenne pepper, along with some lemon juice into my morning tea, as an immune booster, but, I must say, I have found that I have been in an extremely energetic and jovial mood. I had not noticed this until yesterday, my 3rd day doing this regimen—just thought I would share.”
9/23/2007: Michelle from Winfield, Kansas, USA writes: “I began using acv a few weeks ago at a small dose of 1 tsp. per day. After two weeks I noticed I was sleeping better and that my dreams were better. Rather than dark and heavy, my dreams were becoming more and more light-hearted. I actually woke myself up laughing the night before. I don’t know if I can attribute this to acv, but I suppose it’s possible…”

Courtesy of EarthClinic.com

Do You Use Mac OS X?… Did You Know This?!?

My 12 year old was doing this yesterday and I was shocked! I asked him how he knew it and he said he’d found it a couple of weeks ago…

Hold down “control” and scroll forward with your mouse wheel.


Move your mouse around at the same time.


Color Psychology…Do different colors affect your mood?

While blue is one of the most popular colors it is one of the least appetizing. Blue food is rare in nature. Food researchers say that when humans searched for food, they learned to avoid toxic or spoiled objects, which were often blue, black, or purple. When food dyed blue is served to study subjects, they lose appetite.

Green, brown, and red are the most popular food colors. Red is often used in restaurant decorating schemes because it is an appetite stimulant.