Forty-four years young
What a ride it’s been. I would never have guessed that Apple would make it to this level of success (I just went along for the ride and didn’t let go). 2016 was MacMan’s best year so far. I am fulfilled, thrilled, and humbled by this amazing Los Angeles every day and in every way.
Twenty three years as MacMan
I was 20 in Berkeley in 1993 helping people with their Macintosh SE/30 and Classic II computers and ImageWriter II printers. Now I’m busy with projects that are challenging and exciting, including Apple’s new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
500 MacMan customers and counting 🙂
I love what I do and I love working with such talented clients and their unique needs. I work as a team by any means necessary (onsite, phone, screen sharing and/or texting). Supporting clients and making what seems complicated understandable. I really enjoy teaching and calming nerves. As for LA, our city is spectacular. The sky is the limit. So many Macs, so much fun.
A recent article about MacMan-http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-jeremy-falk-macman-chinatown/
Celebrating 23 Years
Today marks the end of an era.
I first attended MacWorld in 1996, as a tech with just three years experience. It was a first for us all. It was amazing. Everything Apple, under one roof. As a tech, it was a wonderland.
I’d walk from booth to both asking developers and engineers for help with tech issues that had me stumped, while looking at newly-released and forthcoming stuff. Heaven. Oh, and then there were the “show specials”. Many booths wanted to go home much “lighter” than they arrived (wanting to sell what they brought). So, come Friday it was discount time. For example, I bought a Kensington Trackball and an Iomega Zip 100 disks 🙂
So cool! I didn’t want to leave.
I did this every year, without fail. However, things change over time. It got smaller, and smaller, and less interesting too. Finally Apple stopped attending and it became iWorld. I was out. My last year was 2011, when it was still cool (barely).
Pictured: MacWorld 1999, San Francisco
This year when Apple made their Mavericks 10.9 Certification available to Apple Consultants, I thought.. do I just buy the book, take the online re-up exam, pass and call it a Mavericks-certified day? Or.. take the three-day in-classrom course and get crystal clear on the the operating system while learning what’s new, Again. Not an easy choice, Then I remembered how important it is to do the work. I always get so much out of doing the work. Plus, my mom was like, do the work!
It was a fun-filled nerd-fest. All Apple tech talk all the time, for three days. For me it was being a kid in a candy store. More more more please. I learned changes Apple has made since Mountain Lion 10.8, got more insight into where the operating system is headed, and found new tips and tricks for my client work. I breezed through the material. At the end of day three, I took the test and passed in 20 minutes. A new record 🙂
Welcome to Mavericks certification, baby.