About Me

Let me introduce myself . . .

John B. Kendrick
Residence: Maryland, U.S.A.
Occupation: Manage technology training center for local government.

What’s Important In My Life
I am 54 years of age and I live near Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. with my best friend and wife Sandy. We’ve been together since age 15 and were married in 1974. We have two grown daughters, three granddaughters and one grandson. I am a believer and follower of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Romans 10:9-10, and active in my local church, teaching 9-10th grade Sunday School.  If you don’t know Jesus or are feeling lost, be sure to check out, “Lost??? Get GPS”.

I am a retired police officer since 1997 after 24 years of service, and have been working in the IT industry since 1985, primarily as a corporate and government software trainer. I currently manage a computer training center for a large local government maintaining five training labs with 70 Windows workstations, and responsible for the technology training of approximately 10,000 active and retired employees. My wife Sandy is an Independent Herbalife Distributor.

Big Switch
In January, 2006, I switched my personal computer at home to a Mac, an iMac G5, and since then have moved my wife to an iMac, and a MacBook Pro that she uses for her many sewing projects. After watching us make the switch, I have also helped many of my friends and relatives, all long time Windows users, to make the switch. While not proclaiming myself a fanboy (I think I am too old for that anyway), I am passionate about Macs, currently use an Intel-based iMac as my main computer, and carry an aluminum MacBook with me when away from home.  I have also used an original iPhone from its first day of release, and upgraded to the iPhone 3G and 3Gs when they were released.  Check out Switching to Apple for more details.

Thanks for visiting and I would be grateful for any comments you choose to leave. John

19 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Johnny says:


    May I call you or will you call me?

    I am impressed with your clarity. I am a beginning psychologist ( and I teach a course at the med school). I have GTD.

    I am wondering if there is any way you could work with me on the phone to help get me up and running with GTD and nozbe. I am also a former producer at 60 Minutes.

    If you email me we can set something up.


  2. Howard Flomberg says:

    John – fantastic website. With your permission I will post a link to in in my next examiner article.


  3. Gerard Donovan says:

    I need help from beginning to end with this. I purchased it this morning. I don’t see it on my laptop. Furthermore my router synchs w/ my laptop but not my Iphone.

    Gerard Donovan
    2847 Hikes Ln 3BR
    Louisville Ky 40218

  4. Casey Johns says:

    How are you, John?
    Glad to hear that you are out of the hospital.
    I could not figure out how to email you, so I will try posting here.
    Could you delete a post that I made?
    I am the Casey Johns who made the post labeled “Casey Johns said April 10, 2009 at 2:10 pm”, at your page titled “What is the best (and cheapest) way to purchase an Apple (Mac) Computer?”.
    Could you delete that post that I made April 10, 2009? Some might find it irritating, and it is much too long and rambling.
    My second comment, posted April 14, 2009 at 1:25 pm is more to the point, briefly stating the facts without saying anything that might upset anyone. That is, I was able to purchase a Mac computer, at a discount significantly larger than the educational discounts that I have seen offered to some students and teachers.
    Thanks for your advice on using Mac computers. And thank you for the PDF concerning switching to Mac computers, which I have downloaded and studied.
    Get well soon!

    1. @Andreas – I’ve responded privately to your request, but wanted to approve your comment so others can see the great screencast overview of OmniFocus you’ve made available to everyone. Hope you don’t mind the edits. Thanks for reading, John.

  5. David I says:


    I was also impressed with the Ipad speech and video.

    However, one unanswered question for me was how to “print” information from the ipad?

    It looked great on the screen, but there are reasons to still print to share with others a hard copy.

    Any thoughts?

    David I

    1. @David – I’ve heard there is a workaround to the lack of a usb port on the iPad, however, I haven’t seen the details. I am without a printer on my macbook while at work as well, since I am not permitted to connect it to the enterprise network. Thanks to Apple’s pdf support, I just print to PDF Mail and send it to my corporate account, reach around to my Windows machine and open and print. Not very elegant, but it works for me. Thanks for reading, John.

  6. Hi John,

    Wondering if you can help me. I’ve got Veency installed on the ipad, and chicken of the VNC set up on the mac.

    Everything connects. However, when the display screen pops up attempting to show the ipad dispay it is all scrambled/garbled. I can tell it is in fact the ipad display because if I move the screen on the ipad, I see movement in the VNC display.

    Does any one know why this display would be scrambled and how to fix it?

    Thank you!!!

    1. bill pitzer says:

      I’m dealing with the same. Not really sure what is causing it. I’ve had it afflict my iPhone. Not sure if Veency update or Cydia updated something.

      Only real fix is to reinstall Veency for me. Would not like to do this as it seems to pop up again after a seemingly random amount of time making me reinstall. What a pain!

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