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Miscellaneous => Meet & Greet! => Topic started by: DevDream on August 20, 2016, 01:03:23 PM

Title: Newbie here
Post by: DevDream on August 20, 2016, 01:03:23 PM
As you can tell, it's my dream to be a developer, preferably for IOS :) I aspire to own my own business, however unlikely that may be  :P

I recently bought a macbook, and I'm about to embark upon a computer science degree, suppose this forum will be useful for that stuff :D
Title: Re: Newbie here
Post by: hayc59 on August 20, 2016, 02:29:34 PM
Hello :) Welcome
Title: Re: Newbie here
Post by: techie on August 20, 2016, 02:37:58 PM
Welcome DevDream. There are many knowledgeable individuals around that will be willing to share there knowledge and help if needed.

Even with a Macbook it's a good idea to have anti-virus or Malware protection. I use Sophos free for my daughters Macbook Pro.

https://secure2.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-antivirus-for-mac-home-edition-legacy/free-download.aspx

Actually they cover PC as well.

https://www.sophos.com/en-us/lp/sophos-home.aspx

By default MAC OS X leaves the firewall with the stealth settings turned off. Go to your settings and firewall to change it to stealth mode, it creates a little more security.

A bit of free knowledge ;)






Title: Re: Newbie here
Post by: DevDream on August 20, 2016, 04:04:26 PM
Welcome DevDream. There are many knowledgeable individuals around that will be willing to share there knowledge and help if needed.

Even with a Macbook it's a good idea to have anti-virus or Malware protection. I use Sophos free for my daughters Macbook Pro.

https://secure2.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-antivirus-for-mac-home-edition-legacy/free-download.aspx

Actually they cover PC as well.

https://www.sophos.com/en-us/lp/sophos-home.aspx

By default MAC OS X leaves the firewall with the stealth settings turned off. Go to your settings and firewall to change it to stealth mode, it creates a little more security.

A bit of free knowledge ;)

I have the free version of Avira :)
Title: Re: Newbie here
Post by: Corrine on August 20, 2016, 04:08:32 PM
Hi, DevDream.  Welcome to LzD! 

Yes, you will find some Mac users here, although we are primarily a Windows help forum. 
Title: Re: Newbie here
Post by: techie on August 20, 2016, 05:57:40 PM
Welcome DevDream. There are many knowledgeable individuals around that will be willing to share there knowledge and help if needed.

Even with a Macbook it's a good idea to have anti-virus or Malware protection. I use Sophos free for my daughters Macbook Pro.

https://secure2.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-antivirus-for-mac-home-edition-legacy/free-download.aspx

Actually they cover PC as well.

https://www.sophos.com/en-us/lp/sophos-home.aspx

By default MAC OS X leaves the firewall with the stealth settings turned off. Go to your settings and firewall to change it to stealth mode, it creates a little more security.

A bit of free knowledge ;)

I have the free version of Avira :)

Avira is OK. 6/10 rating

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/avira-free-antivirus-mac,review-2976.html

Sophos is a little better 8/10 rating

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/sophos-antivirus-mac-home-edition,review-2345.html

Off topic, but this is part of what we do, look for the best security options possible whether free or paid. Yes it is more of a Windows support site.

Title: Re: Newbie here
Post by: DevDream on August 20, 2016, 10:05:17 PM
Hi, DevDream.  Welcome to LzD! 

Yes, you will find some Mac users here, although we are primarily a Windows help forum.
Thanks for the welcome you lot! :)

I got the impression that this is a general tech help & discussion forum ? Ah, ok, I apologise for signing up, I'd signed up cuz I thought it would be useful for programming help and tech stuff during my degree.
Title: Re: Newbie here
Post by: Corrine on August 20, 2016, 10:10:19 PM
We have a Programming forum at Sysnative (Yes, I'm there too.  :) )  https://www.sysnative.com/forums/programming/
Title: Re: Newbie here
Post by: DevDream on August 20, 2016, 10:18:04 PM
We have a Programming forum at Sysnative (Yes, I'm there too.  :) )  https://www.sysnative.com/forums/programming/

Never crossed my mind - is sysnative your sister site?
Title: Re: Newbie here
Post by: DevDream on August 20, 2016, 10:20:37 PM
The only other forum I'm really active on is macrumours :)
Title: Re: Newbie here
Post by: Corrine on August 20, 2016, 11:15:39 PM
No.  It is a site started by another friend of mine. 
Title: Re: Newbie here
Post by: DevDream on August 20, 2016, 11:25:15 PM
No.  It is a site started by another friend of mine.
So you know jcgriff for real?

Oh, I thought the admins were just random volunteers
Title: Re: Newbie here
Post by: Corrine on August 22, 2016, 06:33:01 PM
Forum Administrators are never "random volunteers".
Title: Re: Newbie here
Post by: DevDream on August 22, 2016, 07:14:25 PM
Forum Administrators are never "random volunteers".

I mean obviously you've contributed for a while, a lot, and shown you have knowledge & expertise, trust is gained - please don't take offence to what I said.

I mean I didn't realise some of the admins are good friends.
Title: Re: Newbie here
Post by: DevDream on August 22, 2016, 07:41:53 PM
I mean friends in real life
Title: Re: Newbie here
Post by: Pete! on August 22, 2016, 08:14:46 PM
I mean friends in real life
Actually, I've considered some of the people on this forum close friends for over 18 years. I haven't met most of them in "real life". I met most of them on other forums.

With the exception of my wife, and family, I can only think of one or two "real life" friendships that lasted longer.
Title: Re: Newbie here
Post by: DevDream on August 22, 2016, 08:27:43 PM
I mean friends in real life
Actually, I've considered some of the people on this forum close friends for over 18 years. I haven't met most of them in "real life". I met most of them on other forums.

With the exception of my wife, and family, I can only think of one or two "real life" friendships that lasted longer.
What do you define as a close friend? Do you keep in touch outside the forums? I find it difficult to trust people, so it's unlikely I'd make friends who I'd socialise with outside the forums
Title: Re: Newbie here
Post by: DevDream on August 22, 2016, 08:37:16 PM
No.  It is a site started by another friend of mine.

aww i'm your new friend?
thanks that's sweet considering i barely know you lol :P

Title: Re: Newbie here
Post by: Corrine on August 22, 2016, 11:09:31 PM
Forum Administrators are never "random volunteers".

I mean obviously you've contributed for a while, a lot, and shown you have knowledge & expertise, trust is gained - please don't take offence to what I said.

I mean I didn't realise some of the admins are good friends.
I mean friends in real life
Just because we refer to a person as a friend doesn't mean that we socialize in real life, although I have met and/or talked on the phone/exchanged emails with numerous people from the many forums where I participate now or have in the past.  When you spend a lot of time together using various group chat programs and in private forums while helping others, you get to known one another.  That is why we have a dedicated subforum for a half-dozen people we were particularly close to, Forever In Our Hearts (http://www.landzdown.com/forever-in-our-hearts/), and a topic devoted to a site now closed where many members here at LzD spent over 16 years together.
Title: Re: Newbie here
Post by: DevDream on August 23, 2016, 08:17:30 AM
Are these group chat programs open to all, or only to squads (as in close friends)?
Title: Re: Newbie here
Post by: DevDream on August 23, 2016, 08:36:24 AM
Forum Administrators are never "random volunteers".

I mean obviously you've contributed for a while, a lot, and shown you have knowledge & expertise, trust is gained - please don't take offence to what I said.

I mean I didn't realise some of the admins are good friends.
I mean friends in real life
Just because we refer to a person as a friend doesn't mean that we socialize in real life, although I have met and/or talked on the phone/exchanged emails with numerous people from the many forums where I participate now or have in the past.  When you spend a lot of time together using various group chat programs and in private forums while helping others, you get to known one another.  That is why we have a dedicated subforum for a half-dozen people we were particularly close to, Forever In Our Hearts (http://www.landzdown.com/forever-in-our-hearts/), and a topic devoted to a site now closed where many members here at LzD spent over 16 years together.

When I make a new friend online (like only spoken to someone in an introduction thread,lol) I feel uncomfortable giving off-site contact info. I've never really been able to get to the point of being real friends with someone on a forum. Most of my close friends were made on Facebook and in real life, lol. And please don't say it's weird since a lot of anime fans do it.

The thing is I appreciate people's help online, but I'd find it kinda awkward to chat to someone, unless there's a specific reason to, on help forums like this. I don't understand how people can get so close on forums
Title: Re: Newbie here
Post by: winchester73 on August 23, 2016, 11:33:58 AM
Are these group chat programs open to all, or only to squads (as in close friends)?

Some forums have 'public' chat rooms where anyone can talk to anyone else, but Corrine is referring to the 'private' ones available by invitation only.  Forums similarly have private subforums that only certain member levels have access to.
Title: Re: Newbie here
Post by: DevDream on August 23, 2016, 11:50:10 AM
Are these group chat programs open to all, or only to squads (as in close friends)?

Some forums have 'public' chat rooms where anyone can talk to anyone else, but Corrine is referring to the 'private' ones available by invitation only.  Forums similarly have private subforums that only certain member levels have access to.

I see, does this forum have private chat rooms that are only available by invitation or that only certain member levels have access to?
Title: Re: Newbie here
Post by: DevDream on August 23, 2016, 12:05:49 PM
does this forum have a chatroom? I never knew it did
Title: Re: Newbie here
Post by: DevDream on August 23, 2016, 12:11:36 PM
or private forums
Title: Re: Newbie here
Post by: winchester73 on August 23, 2016, 01:15:17 PM

I see, does this forum have private chat rooms that are only available by invitation or that only certain member levels have access to?

does this forum have a chatroom? I never knew it did

or private forums

We no longer have a chatroom, public or private.  We do, however, have private forums (which, of course, people without knowledge of wouldn't know existed).  Different levels of membership get access to different subforums, based upon special interest, talent, skill sets, or recognition of contributions.  Only administrators have access to ALL areas of the forum.
Title: Re: Newbie here
Post by: DevDream on August 23, 2016, 05:45:44 PM
If there's a private forum about macs, I request access :P
Title: Re: Newbie here
Post by: winchester73 on August 23, 2016, 06:16:24 PM
If there's a private forum about macs, I request access :P

There isn't, topics along those lines would be in the public view.  A help forum can't really 'help' current or future users if everything is hidden and unavailable for review and discussion by everyone else.
Title: Re: Newbie here
Post by: DevDream on August 23, 2016, 06:57:54 PM
If there's a private forum about macs, I request access :P

There isn't, topics along those lines would be in the public view.  A help forum can't really 'help' current or future users if everything is hidden and unavailable for review and discussion by everyone else.
Please give an example of a topic in private view? If you don't mind which forums are private? For what purpose?
Title: Re: Newbie here
Post by: Corrine on August 23, 2016, 08:33:08 PM
Since the forums and their respective discussions are private, it would be highly inappropriate to provide information of that nature.   

This discussion has gone way beyond a welcome/introduction topic.  General discussions belong in the Lounge.  If you need assistance, please post in the appropriate forum. 

Thread locked.
Title: Re: Newbie here
Post by: winchester73 on August 23, 2016, 10:58:14 PM
Please give an example of a topic in private view? If you don't mind which forums are private? For what purpose?

Private forums by their very definition would be private, no?

Good luck with your IOS developer program.