MacVoices #18157: Road to Macstock – Adam Christianson On The Power of Text

The Road to Macstock is back on track with a discussion with Adam Christianson of The MacCast to cover why his session will focus on Markdown, how he uses it, and how it can make you productive. In this interview, Adam explains what it is, and why it is an important part of his productivity tool kit.

This edition of MacVoices is sponsored by Smile, the makers of PDFpen and PDFpenPro, PDFpen for iPad, PDFpen for iPhone, PDFpen Scan+, as well as TextExpander for Mac and TextExpander for iPhone and iPad, as well as the new TextExpander for Windows. Great software to help you get more done.

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Show Notes:

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Adam Christianson says that his first Apple was a IIGS which he acquired by successfully talking my Dad out of purchasing a Mac Plus (Ahh, to be young and naive again). A steady stream of Macs followed. He made it through college using my trusty Mac Plus and after graduation migrated to a Performa 575. The Performa sustained him while working in pre-press for a successful Portland, OR advertising agency. In Portland, with the help of the local Mac User Group (PMUG), he quickly made friends with other Mac Geeks and officially joined the Cult of Macintosh. Adam’s career quickly moved from pre-press to IT services, while all along doing freelance web design and development under the name Terraform Creative. After and brief stint on the PMUG board of directors, he purchased a shiny new B&W G3, packed up his stuff and moved to San Diego to dry out. Adam began a new life as a Software Engineer and sought out new Mac Geeks in the San Diego Macintosh Users Group (SDMUG). He currently serves on the Board of Directors for SDMUG, as well as the Board of the San Diego Computer Society (SDCS). In August 2004, Adam discovered Podcasting and became instantly addicted. In early December 2004 he put out the first MacCast and hasn’t stopped since. He currently produces and publishes the MacCast each week and is having a great time doing it. The Macintosh and the Mac community continue to amaze and inspire him and he is happy to be one of the crazy ones. You can find him on Twitter.