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Adam Engst
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Attended Cornell University
Lives in Ithaca, NY
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Yet another reason to distrust the food-industrial complex.
The case for improving your health by eating more delicious foods.
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Geothermal is a good thing—I hope this petition helps keep Governor Cuomo from vetoing NY's incentives.
To Lower Energy Bills for New Yorkers: High heating bills are a serious problem for many New Yorkers.  Geothermal heat pumps eliminate fossil fuel use for heating, and insulate us from the erratic cost swings of those fuels. To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Burning oil, propane and gas to heat buildings is an even greater source of greenhouse gas emissions in our state than generating electricity.  Geothermal Heat Pumps (GHPs) use the renewa...
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Apple hasn't rejected TidBITS from News yet… We'll see what requirements pop up in the future. ;-)
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My in-depth look at exercising with the Apple Watch is complete. Part 1 examined hardware; part 2, software.
Adam Engst continues his deep dive into what the Apple Watch brings to the fitness world, looking this time at Apple’s apps.
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Beware that turning on iCloud Photo Library can whomp your iPhone's data cap as it downloads even small previews of all your photos.
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It's so much fun helping Tristan edit his articles for the high school newspaper. Totally in my wheelhouse. :-)
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Best middle name ever.
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Guess I've moved up to One Degree of Separation. ;-)
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Dear Michigan, beware the incoming apostrophe storms! 
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Follow up: not even a dark sky appeared in our area and no watch/warning mentioned.
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Any idea why my FireWire 800 OWC drive sometimes disconnects and reconnects? Happens only at night.
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No issues last night with "Prevent computer from sleeping automatically when the display is off" and "Put hard disks to sleep when possible" and "Enable Power Nap" all disabled. I'll keep watching.
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Neat idea (and great design) for a flag for the Planet Earth - coverage by Khoi Vinh.
Swedish designer Oskar Pernefeldt’s graduation project for the Beckmans College of Design is an impressively professional proposal for a single flag to represent the entirety of the world we live o...
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Join us for a celebration of Joe Kissell’s 50th Take Control title! You’ll have to supply your own food and drinks, but we’ll provide what you might call “party favors” for all attendees. Joe will tell stories, show you some interesting artifacts, and answer questions about anything (Mac stuff, writing, food, his time in France, whatever). There will also be guest appearances from other TidBITS and Take Control personalities. If you’ve ever wanted to hang out and chat with a very slightly famous author, this is your golden opportunity.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Adam Engst. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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I'm pretty sure I had my Newton out while watching the show but don't have any notes or other proof. Next time...
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Publisher, Writer, Editor, Raconteur
Employment
  • TidBITS Publishing Inc.
    Publisher and CEO, 1990 - present
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Ithaca, NY
Previously
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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