But I *am* Michael...

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2008/01/01 17:39 -05:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2008/01/01/6942010.aspx


Just a follow-up to my friend Liz's I am not Michael post from Sunday.

My friend Liz was visiting for the weekend, and I let her use my MacBook Pro booted into PantherLeopard (she is a Mac fan, always has been) to check e-mail.

I did not remember that I even had logged in to the blog on that machine, but obviously I had.

Now this is someone I would trust with my life (and come to think of it actually did trust with my life on one occasion!), so I am not going to worry too much about any evil being done here.

But I think I have learned my lesson now though about remembering logins to websites....

Hope you all enjoyed the weirdness. I'll post about the weekend itself in a moment, the post is almost done.

 

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KTamas on 1 Jan 2008 6:58 PM:

...Panther? I thought MacTels runs Tiger and Leo only.

Michael S. Kaplan on 1 Jan 2008 7:18 PM:

I installed Panther and Vista (both 32 bit and 64 bit, via boot camp) on it, and all three run just fine on that box....

Rosyna on 1 Jan 2008 9:51 PM:

Panther is 10.3. The first version of Mac OS X to run on ICBMs was Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" version 10.4.4.

Michael S. Kaplan on 1 Jan 2008 9:53 PM:

Whoops -- I actually meant Leopard -- and so did she!

Michael S. Kaplan on 1 Jan 2008 10:30 PM:

Of course with Liz mixing up Panther and Leopard, I have to wonder how much of a Macophile she really is? I think she just wants to not be like the PC guy....

Tanveer Badar on 3 Jan 2008 1:49 AM:

"But I think I have learned my lesson now though about remembering logins to websites...."

Call me paranoid or whatever, I don't even trust immediate family for them using my machine, let alone friends and co-workers.

Not the family might be due to me being the only programmer in the family rest being teachers, but friends can act exactly like Liz and sometimes much worse.

Michael S. Kaplan on 3 Jan 2008 6:07 AM:

There is a very very VERY small list of people who I would trust implicitly in just about anything (up to and including if they wanted to hypnotize me because they had just taken a class in it), certainly that I trust not to abuse the trust related to the blog.

But my family? I moved out of the house over two decades ago and when I left there was no one I trusted that much back then. Trust like that is not easily extended, ever (and is never automatic)....


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