"Disc" vs. "Disk"?

Who knew? Apple actually has a Knowledge Base article that addresses the distinction:

For those too lazy (or busy) to go and read it, the difference essentially boils down to this: "disc" refers to optical meda such as CD's and DVD's, and "disk" refers to magnetic media such as floppies and the hard drive in your computer...

If you're wondering how widespread that distinction is held, I checked, and Wikipedia concurs (in the technological realm anyway).

You learn something new every day, if you're open to it...


Long time no blog...

Greetings fellow Mac-enthusiasts!

I'm amazed that it's been almost a year since I last posted a blog update... Just goes to show you how busy I've been! Anyway, I plan to make time for some new updates in the near future. I have quite a few interesting tidbits saved up to post, and the short, dark days of winter are upon us, so I should be able to find more time to post. [Yeah, riiiiigght; I hear some of you saying...] ;-)

Just for a teaser, I'd like to share a link to a site I stumbled onto not too long ago
. It's one of the most comprehensive repositories of keyboard shortcuts I've ever seen. This guy not only documents all the usual tried-and-true favorites, he's also gathered all of the most obscure and rarely seen shortcuts, many of which can be indispensible when you find yourself in a bind... So, here is Dan Rodney's:

...here's an example from his site; a Guide to the Mac's Menu Symbols:

He's really done an amazing job there... Enjoy. And don't forget to check out the rest of his site. Dan is quite an accomplished guy, with lots of talents to share. Now that I think about it, maybe I'll try and look him up when we go to NYC at Thanksgiving to visit our daughters (who're both in college there now...)!

That's it for now, until next time, happy computing...