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Adam Engst
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Attended Cornell University
Lives in Ithaca, NY
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I think I last saw Crystal Quest on an SE/30 - would be a hoot to play it on a Retina iMac.
Crystal Quest is a fast moving, adrenaline-boiling video arcade game that won many awards. We are bringing it to the latest hardware.
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Last day to save 50% on all @TakeControl books, including the best-selling “Take Control of iCloud”!
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I'd love to see a design competition for new road signs - with the winners backed by science.
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You'd think that Google Docs would know how to spell the name of Google's Chromecast.
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If you want to know what it's like to really run, John L. Parker's books are great stories.
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Tonya, our friend Oliver, and I just finished Ottawa's Winterlude Triathlon: 8K skate, 8K ski, 5K run in -10 degrees.
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My Mac has lost its voice and can't find it anywhere. :-(
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A couple more cold nights and our average minimum temperature will be below 0 for the month of Feb. 14.6 degrees below normal.
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Big fun at the Highland Forest Snowshoe race today. Won the 5K, and my buddies and fellow Ithacans Eric and Boris were 1st and 3rd in the 10K (and way faster than I was!). Pictures of me at 15, 18, and 23 in the slideshow.
Times for all the competitors in the Highland Forest 5K and 10K races.
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Didn't get above zero today, and Max and I are running out of room to put the snow. 
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Please send some of it to the Left Coast.
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Hey kids, it's Friday the 13th, and that means International Verify Your Backups Day! Can you restore from yours?
What better day than Friday the 13th to check that your backups are actually working by restoring some critical files?
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Forget the Super Bowl. Want to see me run a mile all out? Watch the Men's Section I race.
Race Date Jan 24, 2015. 48th HARTSHORNE MEMORIAL MASTERS MILE Cornell Invitational Indoor T&F Meet January 24, 2015. Barton Hall Ithaca, NY. FINAL RESULTS (Download all in Excel format | download all in PDF format). View Results – now updated with videos of each race ...
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Publisher, Writer, Editor, Raconteur
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  • TidBITS Publishing Inc.
    Publisher and CEO, 1990 - present
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Ithaca, NY
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Richford, NY - Redmond, WA - Renton, WA - Issaquah, WA
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Publisher of TidBITS and the Take Control series of ebooks
Introduction
Adam C. Engst is the publisher of TidBITS, one of the oldest and most-respected Internet-based newsletters, distributed weekly to tens of thousands of readers. He has written numerous technical books, including the best-selling Internet Starter Kit series, and many magazine articles - thanks to Contributing Editor positions at MacUser, MacWEEK, and now Macworld. His innovations include the creation of the first advertising program to support an Internet publication in 1992, the first flat-rate accounts for graphical Internet access in 1993 (with Northwest Nexus for Internet Starter Kit for Macintosh), and the highly successful Take Control electronic book series. In addition, he has collaborated on several Internet educational videos and has appeared on a variety of internationally broadcast television and radio programs. His indefatigable support of the Macintosh community and commitment to helping individuals has resulted in numerous awards and recognition at the highest levels. In the annual MDJ Power 25 survey of industry insiders, he ranked as the second (2000), third (2001, 2002), fourth (2003), fifth (2004), and third (2005/2006) most influential person in the Macintosh industry. He has also been included on the MacTech 25 list of influential people in the Macintosh technical community for both 2006 and 2007, and he was named one of MacDirectory's top ten visionaries. And how many industry figures can boast of being turned into an action figure?
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4:47 mile, 10:20 2 mile, 16:36 5K, 35:43 10K, 1:19:45 half marathon, 2:48:00 marathon
Education
  • Cornell University
    Hypertextual Fiction and Classics, 1985 - 1989
  • Newark Valley High School
    1981 - 1985
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