Big Book of Apple Hacks

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Page page 506
sidebar

Original Info inaccurate, replaced with: Quick tip RECYCLE THAT MAC Apple will gladly recycle any iPod or cell phone you drag into the store but it isn't so easy with a Mac. If you buy a new Mac from either the Apple Online Store or an Apple retail store you can get Apple to recycle your old computer (one machine, one monitor, brand unimportant) by jumping through the additional hoops of either selecting the "Apple Recycling Program" option while checking out online, or asking one of the Apple employees about the program when making your purchase at a retail outlet. Apple will send you an email with instructions on how to proceed but be aware that you're going to have to pack the thing up and haul it to the nearest FedEx location. Too much work? Your local Apple store will be able to tell you where to recycle your computer locally. [pages 613–616] Added the following contributors that were left out of the first printing. Pages noted below are referenced from the first printing. Page numbers have now changed due to these additions.

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2008
Other Digital Version
page 506
sidebar

Original Info inaccurate, replaced with: Quick tip RECYCLE THAT MAC Apple will gladly recycle any iPod or cell phone you drag into the store but it isn't so easy with a Mac. If you buy a new Mac from either the Apple Online Store or an Apple retail store you can get Apple to recycle your old computer (one machine, one monitor, brand unimportant) by jumping through the additional hoops of either selecting the "Apple Recycling Program" option while checking out online, or asking one of the Apple employees about the program when making your purchase at a retail outlet. Apple will send you an email with instructions on how to proceed but be aware that you're going to have to pack the thing up and haul it to the nearest FedEx location. Too much work? Your local Apple store will be able to tell you where to recycle your computer locally. [pages 613–616] Added the following contributors that were left out of the first printing. Pages noted below are referenced from the first printing. Page numbers have now changed due to these additions.

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2008
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Page 10
paragraph 7

Paragraph is unclear for some: The tempting thing to think is that you can simply copy the System folder with rsync and be done with the problem. That isn't the case;, necessary folders like /uusr and /bbin don't actually reside in the System folder as you might expect. Instead, the required folders reside at the root level of your directory. Yyou just can't see them because they are invisible. Hence a more encompassing approach is needed. The solution is to tell rsync to copy the entire disk except the folders that aren't needed. Since all you are doing is copying files you won't have to worry about accidentally throwing crucial bits away, the process is non destructive. The last sentence: nce all you are doing is copying files you won't have to worry about accidentally throwing crucial bits away, the process is non destructive. is added because some users were worried about copying files directly from the system folder

Chris Seibold
Chris Seibold
O'Reilly Author 
Jun 26, 2008 
Printed
Page 10
paragraph 7

Paragraph is unclear for some: The tempting thing to think is that you can simply copy the System folder with rsync and be done with the problem. That isn't the case;, necessary folders like /uusr and /bbin don't actually reside in the System folder as you might expect. Instead, the required folders reside at the root level of your directory. Yyou just can't see them because they are invisible. Hence a more encompassing approach is needed. The solution is to tell rsync to copy the entire disk except the folders that aren't needed. Since all you are doing is copying files you won't have to worry about accidentally throwing crucial bits away, the process is non destructive. The last sentence: Since all you are doing is copying files you won't have to worry about accidentally throwing crucial bits away, the process is non destructive. is added because some users were worried about copying files directly from the system folder

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 613
fourth paragraph

Between Surya Buchwald and Bakari Chavanu added entry for David Chartier, as a recent college graduate specializing in multimedia in Denver, Colorado, Dave has his hands in the design, Web, and Apple industries. After his first IBM PC in high-school got him hooked, Dave hit the ground running—tinkering with just about everything you can do with and to a computer. After getting into design school and catching the Apple bug in 2001, Dave's obsessions focused on what's coming next in the worlds of graphic, video, and web design. On the rare occasion Dave is without his MacBook Pro, you'll probably find him either on his snowboard in Breckenridge or a local bike trail.

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2008
Other Digital Version
613
fourth paragraph

Between Surya Buchwald and Bakari Chavanu added entry for David Chartier, as a recent college graduate specializing in multimedia in Denver, Colorado, Dave has his hands in the design, Web, and Apple industries. After his first IBM PC in high-school got him hooked, Dave hit the ground running—tinkering with just about everything you can do with and to a computer. After getting into design school and catching the Apple bug in 2001, Dave's obsessions focused on what's coming next in the worlds of graphic, video, and web design. On the rare occasion Dave is without his MacBook Pro, you'll probably find him either on his snowboard in Breckenridge or a local bike trail.

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2008
Printed
Page 615
3rd Paragraph

Ari B. Natal should read Ari Bader-Natal. Ari's full last name is Bader-Natal. Move this entry to beginning of credits list under “B”

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2008
Printed
Page 615
2nd credit

Contributor omitted. Text added: Devanshu Mehta is a network research engineer and lives with his wife Shanu in the Boston area. He writes for a variety of online publications including Apple Matters.

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2008
Other Digital Version
615
3rd Paragraph

Ari B. Natal should read Ari Bader-Natal. Ari's full last name is Bader-Natal. Move this entry to beginning of credits list under “B”

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2008
Other Digital Version
615
2nd credit

Contributor omitted. Text added: Devanshu Mehta is a network research engineer and lives with his wife Shanu in the Boston area. He writes for a variety of online publications including Apple Matters.

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2008