The BootCamp Episode

I feel it has been long enough now, I can talk about this without feeling too much pain. I would like to explain to you the reason that I shall not be installing BootCamp on my shiny iMac; I’m sure, after reading, you will be sympathetic.

It was a hot, sunny… no it wasn’t, it was mid-January so pretty cold in fact, well it was afternoon at least, I had just completed some work for enotions and I decided that it was high time that I should fill in my time tracker so that I would know what to invoice at the end of the month; when it suddenly dawned on me that the software would only run on a PC! Shock horror! I’d have to fire up that noisy, unstable, expensive paperweight every time I wanted to print an invoice!

I knew how to get around this though, so I fired up Parallels (only a demo version as I was not yet convinced) and installed ClearlyBookkeeping; install went fine, no major errors or hiccups, so I cranked the handle on the PC and exported all my data from the BeetleJoose accounts (clever Skelli!). However! When it came to actually running CB through Parallels, it just wouldn’t open! I thought: “Oh well, I’ll just have to install BootCamp instead”. BIG MISTAKE! Continue reading “The BootCamp Episode”

Tools of the Trade

There are plenty of blogs and podcasts going around at the moment with names such as “10 CSS Tricks I can’t live without” and “20 essential web developer resources”, well this is going to be another of those blogs – I am not going to tell you which software to download or which tricks you should employ because I know I will have people commenting such as “Hey Mr Skelli Man, you forgot to say this” and I’m not going to call it “The things I can’t live without” because, as Paul at said in his podcast, someone would turn around and say: “Well he hasn’t said ‘Breathing’, you couldn’t live without breathing!”.

So instead, I’m going to tell you what hardware I use, then the software. I may go on to mention some web standards and useful bookmarks too – although that may be for another time because it is almost midnight and the Cranberries are singing me to sleep… Continue reading “Tools of the Trade”