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Just $0.01 for a kevlar-fiber reinforced PowerLine Lightning cable! Click here to learn more.
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What I have done is:

1) attach the new SSD to the MacBook as an external drive

2) Make a bootable clone of the internal drive on the new SSD using Carbon Copy Cloner (or Super Duper)

3) Verify that the MacBook will boot and run from the SSD

THEN, install the SSD in the MacBook. It should boot and there is one need to do an OS install.
 
Only asking because I'm not 100% sure about this, even after googling for tutorials and any posts on this...

I and my boss are going to install an SSD in the Macbook one of our designers uses, then use the Recovery Utility to do a fresh OS X install on it.

Will Adobe CS6 software work as-is if we copy the CS directories over from Applications? Are there any other folders elsewhere in the system we would need to copy over (to their respective locations on the new OS X installation)?

Is it also simple to do with MS Office 2011?

I'm confident enough to setup everything else she needs. Just not sure about these 2 software suites.

Thanks.
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Quote of the Day: "There’s something about driving a pretty girl somewhere potentially dangerous in a stolen car that just makes you feel good."

Devil Said Bang by Richard Kadrey

Highly recommended (as is the entire Sandman Slim series). Takes the Urban Fantasy and turns the noir anti-hero dial up to 11.
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My kids attended Teens Drive Smart today. A 4 hour safe driving class taught by professional race drivers. Emphasis on dangers of distracted driving but included basic maintenance and skid control, emergency braking, and sudden lane change drills in a BMW 328.

The class and instructors were excellent and the kids had a great time.

Oh yes, it was sponsored by Bridgestone and was free. Thanks Bridgestone!
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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

From "For the Fallen" - Robert Laurence
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For the photographer who has almost everything.
When everything is in focus, there are no throwaway shots with the Leica M-P. Everything you shoot looks like a frame from some Wim Wenders documentary about the human condition.
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1000 years from now people will still remember that humans first walked on another world on July 20, 1969. Neil Armstrong died at 82 today.
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I have a question for the Google/Google+ experts:

I have kids on sports teams and all the teams they are on have a fairly common set of needs:

1) A calendar everyone can see to find out the schedule for practices, games and other team events. A shared Google calendar could do this.

2) A web site for general team information.

3) An email list for general communication. I think a shared contact list could meet this need.

4) A place to put team pictures (I think Picasa could do this).

5) An ability to do quick communication about last minute schedule changes. Google Voice allows group text messaging but only to 5 numbers at a time.

Ideally, all the pieces should be easily accessible from one web page.

Google apps and Google+ seem to have most of the pieces but I don't see any easy or graceful way to put it together in a package accessible to the less nerdly and I don't know of a Google solution to the mass texting issue (this should work with non-smart phones).

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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