Every Friday, the staff at Crazy Apple Rumors Site answers common help questions based on our vast experience with Apple products and our fervent belief that we know more than you do.
Q: This isn’t specifically a Mac question, but I know you’ve talked about the Getting Things Done methodology in the past and, I gotta tell you, I’m having a real problem with it.
A: Oh? Well, one app I can recommend is iGTD. It’s got a nice, clean interface, it integrates with Quicksilver and…
Q: No, no, no! My life used to be carefree! Now I have this monkey of ubiquitous capture on my back! I’m always capturing, capturing! I don’t fricking want to capture tasks anymore! I’ve got 40,000 tasks! Look at this one – “Organize pencils by size.” What the hell is that?! Why would I need to do that?!
A: Uh… well, if your pencils were organized, um… you could jot something down… uh…
Q: There’s no reason! And that’s the kind of crap I’m ubiquitously capturing!
A: You know, maybe GTD isn’t for you.
Q: I think you’re right. I’m going back to aimlessly meandering through a life of procrastination.
A: Good idea.
Q: I’m taking my MacBook to Asia next week and I want to make sure I can do my work, post some photos and watch some movies, but I don’t want to lug too much weight. Do you have any tips for travelers?
A: Absolutely. Instead of relying on your MacBook for watching movies on the flight, rip your DVDs and put them on your iPod before hand. You can get an additional lightweight battery pack for your iPod. In order to save more weight, check out what’s on your MacBook’s hard drive. Ones are, obviously, heavier than zeros. I recommend using a disk editor to change as many ones to zeros as you can.
Q: Uh… that doesn’t seem like a good idea.
A: Hey, do you know what the difference between a one and a zero is? Exactly one bit. You’ll never notice it except in the weight.
Q: I’m not gonna do that.
Q: I have an older Power Mac and I’m thinking about finally replacing it with a new iMac. The problem is, I keep hearing that Apple’s going to release new iMacs any day. Should I buy a new one now or should I wait?
A: W-w-w-w-wack! Ack! Ack! Blech.
A: Glack! Ack! Wwwwwwack. Thoo!
Q: Uh… is there something…
A: Gah! I… swallowed a bug!
Q: Well, that’s great, but I really need to know what to do here.
A: Blach! B-buy a fricking iMac! Glack!
Q: OK. You don’t have to shout.
A: Gleck. Bleck. Oh, man. Mmm. Ahem. You know… that wasn’t so bad. I could go for another one.