May 22, 2009


Mac Roundtable 2009.05.22 Episode #63

Filed under: Podcast — take2 @ 10:50 am

Katie Floyd: The MacCore & MacPowerUsers
Victor Cajiao: TypicalMacUser & TypicalShutterbug
Chuck Joiner: MacVoices
Steve Stanger: The Mac Attack

Some of the topics covered: Upgrade your current system or buy a new Mac. Should the release (sometime) of Snow Leopard keep you from buying a new Mac now? Apple’s relationship with Mac User Groups. Do you belong to a MUG? Mac user online communities – forums, FaceBook, Twitter, podcast, etc…

Our picks – Applications that we need need to spend more time with or need help with.

Katie – Automator
Steve – BoinxTV & Kinemac (yeah, I snuck two in)
Chuck – Final Cut Pro
Victor – Keynote



  1. Peer pressure ahh, Victor? I’m looking into my local MUG and I think I’m joining in. I know, peer pressure. 😉

    Comment by Luis — May 22, 2009 @ 4:35 pm

  2. Peer pressure ahh, Victor? I?m looking into my local MUG and I think I?m joining in. I know, peer pressure. 😉

    Comment by dofus kamas — May 24, 2009 @ 10:40 pm

  3. Peer pressure ahh, Victor? I?m looking into my local MUG and I think I?m joining in. I know, peer pressure.

    Comment by dofus kamas — May 25, 2009 @ 10:28 pm

  4. You guys beat around the bush with the CPU speed and disk speed issue. There isn’t much point in getting a Mac Pro unless you have a fast disk system. Often my Mac Pro is disk bound. I can tell because the CPU speed doesn’t get to 100% because it is waiting for the disk. I can tell if I don’t have enough memory by looking at the ratio of page outs to page ins. If your CPU doesn’t reach 100% then your system is not ‘balanced’. 10000 RPM Raptors in a raid configuration is the way to go. It is a crime that Apple charges so much for its raid card.

    I did look up my local MUG.

    Comment by Peter Nachtwey — May 25, 2009 @ 11:51 pm

  5. Hey guys – FANTASTIC show! I didn’t yell at the iPod hardly at all this time! Victor, thanks for keeping Chuck in line, and excellent job corralling the cats, really well orchestrated, very crisp.

    One thing I can’t believe you let Chuck get away with was the line “Leopard was shaky at spots”. Seriously? no one caught that? I was cracking up at that!

    one comment on user groups – I’ve found them to be quite a bit older audience. I’m 51 and the one at which I’ve presented a few times had membership a minimum of 10 years older than me. I love presenting to them tho – they treat me like a rock star, and they all take my business card! You’d love it Victor. I had about 70 people at the last one and nobody walked out before I was done (maybe they were napping?) i taught them all about new media – wikis, blogs, podcasting and twitter. it was great fun.

    Steve – the new unibody MacBooks are just as easy to remove the drives – 3 captive screws and a tab to pull under the battery. The GREAT news is that the new unibody MacBook Pros are just as easy!

    Great job guys!
    Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast Podcast hosted at (that’s for you Katie)

    Comment by Allison Sheridan — May 26, 2009 @ 7:02 pm

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  7. Listening to the Podcast I feel like there is bit of uncertainty among the participants. The mac community is changing and growing a lot but most of the new people came because of the community.
    I?m a 1 year switcher from Spain and I really, really, really love what you all do. I listen to all of the podcast you participate (TMUP, Nosilla, MacPowerUsers, MacCore, MacCast, IMP,?) and all of the development ones (MacFusion, CoreIntution, ?) and I feel that they could not exist better community.
    I want to be part of it, participate and make it even better if possible.
    Thank you all!
    BTW: a funny thing! Mostly I listen to podcast while running with my shuffle and now I run more that ever (40km a weak –24.8 miles–)

    Comment by Jose Lobato — May 29, 2009 @ 6:49 am

  8. Hi:

    I LOVE the show, but I do want to strongly disagree with some of the opinions expressed. I’m thrilled that Snow Leopard is coming out, but I object to paying full price for it. I feel I already paid full price for the features.

    If I paid a higher price for a car with Air conditioning and power windows, but neither worked. I would be really angry if they came back later and told me I could have though extra all for the low, low price of a completely new car.

    Should I be thankful? Or would I be calling the better business bureau? Why is Apple any different?

    Obviously, I’ll pay, because I actually want the seamless networking I didn’t get in Leopard – just like I paid full price again for the Spotlight that didn’t work in the previous version. I’m weary of it.

    Comment by Scott Nash — June 1, 2009 @ 7:47 pm

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