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Adam Engst
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Attended Cornell University
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Congrats to @tonyaengst on her Section I heat win at Saturday's Hartshorne Masters Mile! (But it was 8 laps, with well-paced 200m splits of 52.4, 52.8, 55.6, 56.0, 55.8, 55.9, 55.6, 50.0.)
Elite runners over 40 from all over the country came to Cornell to race each other in the annual mile race.
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The latest in worthless Apple error messages. "Filename can't be opened for some reason." And what reason might that be?
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Eels are always a worry with podcasts.
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Want to see "A Christmas Carol"? The book, I mean, in a first edition, signed by Charles Dickens. #coolstuff@Cornell
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Tonya and I had a great time organizing a Track Friday event in Ithaca! Definitely a new tradition. #trackfriday
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So that's who has been munching last year's rotting house pumpkin! (Not that I mind.)
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Fast-moving clouds keep changing the sunset. These photos were taken just minutes apart.
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Man, Apple just hates me today. Now Messages refuses to let me sign in on my iMac. Trying again doesn't work, of course.
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No, this is iMessage, not AIM or Jabber or Google Talk or Bonjour. Happily, a restart resolved the problem, though I can’t imagine why a restart should affect a remote authentication check.
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What global warming? Just because it was warm enough (64°F) for a dip on Christmas Eve?
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Eh.  We were in Atlanta, where it was 75°F and raining.
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Now here's some out-of-the-box (literally) thinking on user interfaces… http://www.realityeditor.org/
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No problem :) – interesting indeed!
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Penguin lust: It's complicated.
The population has declined more than 60 percent over the past 30 years, causing zookeepers to intervene.
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So is James Bond the problem or the solution, Gmail? I always wonder if developers giggle whenever they give error codes recognizable numbers like this.
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I know one web developer who delights in such things. Some file names lend themselves to a bit of fun.
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Education
  • Cornell University
    Hypertextual Fiction and Classics, 1985 - 1989
  • Newark Valley High School
    1981 - 1985
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Publisher of TidBITS and the Take Control series of ebooks
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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
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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