About Hawk Wings
I fell in love with Apple Mail the first time I saw it at work on a friend’s computer. After years of slugging away in Windows with a variety of email clients, it was a revelation.
In Apple Mail, I found a client that not only looked beautiful (and when you spend many hours a day in front of a computer, that’s not unimportant), but had an excellent blend of power and focus – it did everything that I wanted an email client to do with none of the “features bloat” that other clients have.
Within a week of seeing Mail.app, I’d junked my PC and switched. This site is just a little tribute to that program.
The Apple Mail icon features the Red-tailed Hawk in full flight. This bird, the Buteo jamaicensis, ranges over most of the North American Continent. Its call, a two to three second rasping, will be well-known to anyone who has watched a Western. Or so I read in a posting on the Mac Net Journal .
By all accounts it is an aggressive bird, vigourously defending its territory against intruders. Luckily, its diet is composed almost entirely of small rodents. You can read more about these magnificent birds, as I did, on the Desert USA and U.S. Geological Survey web sites.
This “Hawk Wings” blog contains tips and add-ons to make Mail go further, faster, stronger.
After completing his doctorate on the use of Hellenistic philosophy and ethics in the Apostolic Fathers, he held parish appointments in London and Melbourne. He lives in Melbourne, Australia, is married and has some kids.
He was once an IT journalist. Fleetingly.
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