As my friends and coworkers will tell you, I’ve been somewhat obsessed with checking my site stats for the past few days. I’m not lying when I say that the four posts I wrote about Lion and the ensuing visitors to this site now account for almost 13% of my total views–since 2008. None of the numbers involved are all that high, mind you, but they’re higher than I really ever thought I’d see on this little old site. Still, it’s hard not to see your view count “skyrocket” and think you’re doing something right and/or helping others who seem to be having similar problems. I’ll admit it: I found some pride somewhere in all this.
Then I went trolling on Google.
It turns out that thecrosseroads.net doesn’t turn up in the first page of search results for pretty much any of the search terms that brought people to the site (which leads me to believe that the users who are finding my site are some pretty persistent people!). And when you do those searches, a lot better people than me have lent their pens to the topic of Lion. Don’t mistake me, though; I’m glad people have found my posts useful, if only so that they know someone else feels the same way they do, notices the same things, and holds the same ideas about how things “should work.”
Anyway, enough about me. Hit the break for a couple of resources that may help you make more sense of Lion.
- Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: the Ars Technica review - 19 pages of Lion. I haven’t even made it through this one yet.
- Mac OS X Lion: in-depth review with pictures (Guardian) I haven’t read this one, but by the size of the scroll-bar it looks to be a rather detailed review.
- Egg Freckles - a site one of my coworkers sent me. Don’t like the new look of iCal or Address Book? He shows you how to re-skin them.
- Wikipedia’s Lion article - just the facts, ma’am.
- Using Spaces on OS X Lion - a nice article that covers how to work with Mission Control. Whereas I assumed readers knew how it all worked and so was only pointing out what I believed are its flaws, he actually shows you how to use it.
- Network Link Conditioner in Lion - a neat utility that comes with Lion’s Developer Tools that allows you to simulate various network types.
I’ll add more links as I come across them. The Ars article should keep you tied up for a while, at least…