Beverly Woods has been in love with music since early childhood and studied piano from the age of 5. She has been performing professionally since 1972, using an eclectic and ever-growing collection of acoustic instruments.
A well-known featured performer at Faneuil Hall in Boston, Beverly lives in Ossipee, NH, and provides music for film and multimedia presentations, festivals and events of all kinds, New England contradancing, and International folk dance. She has released a number of recordings.
Beverly plays hammered dulcimer; piano, organ, and other keyboards; 6- and 7-string guitars; voice; pennywhistle; frame drums; fretted dulcimer; folk harp;, concertina; nyckelharpa; and Hurdy-gurdy. She is currently writing books for music publisher Mel Bay, and is featured in "Hammered Dulcimer 2000. The world's finest hammered dulcimer solos."
On top of all that, Beverly has become a devoted Mac user.
- Mac OS X freeware I wouldn't want to be without, and free tech support for OS X, 2005.05.11. Four very useful free OS X utilities and a free source for OS X tech support.
- A diehard OS 9 user makes the big leap, 2005.02.23. Mac OS 9 "ain't broke" yet and is in some ways superior to OS X, but the best browsers require OS X.
- Just say no to unfinished software, 2002.08.07. Why should we pay to upgrade to new versions of software when the old ones have never been made to work right?
- A month of VeriSign customer service, 2002.07.02. "Is this customer service or information highway robbery?"
- 10 reasons to use a typewriter, 2002.04.01. Typewriters are more creative than computers and create more jobs.
- Don't try this at home, 2002.03.22. Third party software, partitioning an iMac's hard drive, and recovering from the ensuing disaster.
- Freeware I wouldn't want to be without, 2002.01.22. A free launcher, program switcher (both better than Apple's), and a POP mail checker for dumping spam.
- Using Palm Desktop without a PDA, 2001.11.23. Getting your calendar organized with Palm Desktop - even if you don't own a Palm.
- Saving time, space, and privacy in email, 2001.10.18. Advice on configuring your email program, forwarding messages, when to use BCC, and setting up an email list.
- Reader tips on email, 2001.09.27. Tips on selective quoting and archiving email messages.
- Getting a handle on email, 2001.08.30. How to manage the ever-increasing flood of email.
- Street performing as a funding model, 2001.08.16. Street musicians a possible model for funding the Web?
- How your Mac uses memory, 2001.08.02. An introduction to RAM, virtual memory, the benefits of more RAM, and how increasing a program's memory allocation can make it work better.
- Exploring the fractal universe, 2001.07.05. You've seen the stunning graphics. Did you know you could explore fractals on your Mac?
- Towards equality in the high tech workplace, 2001.06.20. "Fewer than half of the online professionals surveyed feel that women receive equal pay for equal work in the industry."
- Batch image processing on a budget, 2001.06.07. Two inexpensive programs that automate bulk image processing on the Mac.
- Speeding up digital photography, 2001.05.24. How a few, small, inexpensive changes made a big difference.
- Bitten by the laptop bug, 2001.05.10. "Adhering to the principle that a gift you want yourself is the best kind to give, I set up the 3400...."
- From Luddite to Low End Mac, 2001.04.26. How a solar Luddite and acoustic musician became a Mac user.
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