Category Archives: Desktop Apps

Discussions on Mac and PC Desktop Apps.

Raising a Terminator

As I gazed on Jack, my four year old, at our neighborhood park I could see his intense little blue eyes darting back and forth scanning the landscape. He seemed to be in a bit of a trance.  “Jack” I said. “Jack sweety, what are you thinking about?”  “I am not thinking, I am zooming […]

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Tool-tips for Toolmakers

I have spent years talking to and training people about how to use tools, listening to pain points, and working with amazing UX, design and software engineers, to try to fix those tools or build new ones. The biggest thing that I have learned is that no matter how many great features a tool has, […]

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Opal of my Eye

The best part of my career has always been the people. I have been lucky over the years to work with some of the most highly talented people in the industry, fortunate to learn from and collaborate with them, and even better to become friends with them and watch their families grow. So it is […]

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Spotify, Take me to the Church of Pink Floyd

I was raised Catholic and when I was a little girl, my mother was crazy about making sure we never missed church on Sunday or any other deemed Holy Day for that matter. She would threaten us and say we would “have to go to mass twice next week” if we said we weren’t feeling […]

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PC Purgatory

Sorry Appatomy has been sparse the last week. My MacBook track pad decided to break late last week and she is in the hospital for some repairs. It is my fault. I let my three year old bang away on that thing and it just finally went. Meanwhile I am in hell. PC and IE 8 Hell.  Lucky for me I […]

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How TweetDeck Alerts may have saved My Little Boy’s Life

Social media can be a distraction and people have always been easily distracted. Social applications are mobile and you carry them around in your pocket, in your purse and they are always with you. You bring them to the birth of your child, to the store, to work meetings, in the car, to dinner, to […]

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I was up at 5:00 am PST and already Twitter and Facebook were lighting up with Happy Mother’s Day wishes.  Social media has allowed us to express our Hallmark moments in brief snippets that we hope the intended person sees, but also to be honest aren’t we hoping that other people see them too? I […]

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