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September 18, 2005

The single best feature of Mac OS X Tiger is Spotlight. Think of it as search on steroids. It has become a valuable tool at work, sometimes yielding better information than what I was looking for.

Sometimes the results can be surprising.

When I first installed Tiger, just for fun, I searched for Jared. Sure enough, up pops Jared’s entry in my Address Book, and various emails. One of those emails is called Hi Jon! I open it up, and this is what I see:

Tim GarretyFrom: Tim Garrety <tim@skatestreet.com>
Subject: Hi Jon!
Date:
December 29, 2004 10:48:55 AM PST
To: Jon Reid

Hi Jon,

I was visiting your blog today. Haven’t been in the blogsphere for a while, as I’m sure you know (not that I was consistent in the past). Anyhow, I got my new blog together, and am making an honest effort to get and remain consistent (real.freespeek.com). It is guys like you and Jared who inspire me to overcome my complacency. BTW, congrats on your new Prius. It sounds great. I am a “big truck” guy, and I recently purchased a full size Dodge diesel (used of course). While it’s no Prius, it is great to have a more efficient vehicle. My last truck (Ford full size, 2 wheel drive) got 12 mpg if I was lucky (driving off a cliff with a tail wind). The new one (4X4 extra cab) gets 20 MPG, that’s a huge difference, not to mention diesel fuel is typically cheaper.

It’s good to read your thoughts, and I hope you are doing well

Take care,
TG

…So there it is, Tim’s last email to me that just happened to mention Jared. Goodbye Tim

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

2 responses to Search Results

  1. Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but it appears that Jared is Tim? I remember often seeing his posts. So sad.

  2. I just updated this post to clarify why this email came up on a search for Jared. No, Jared is not Tim — scan down and you’ll see Jared’s new baby.
    Tim was one of the key leaders of their faith community. I was privileged to know him even briefly. You don’t even need to meet him to have him touch you — go to his memorial site and watch the film, especially the beginning and ending. …Yes, that’s TIm speaking at his own funeral.