Grounded & Steadfast

The journal of Chris Bowler, a collection of thoughts on faith, business, design, and the creative process.

A Clean Slate

I recently upgraded to a new MBP at work. Whenever I move to a new machine, I prefer to work off of a completely clean slate. It gives me the opportunity to evaluate what tools, preferences, and utilities I actually use and which are just taking up space.

But if you've gone through the process in the past, you know how slow it it can be. It certainly takes more time than using Migration Assistant and it can take several weeks for me to remember all the little tweaks I'd made that are important to my setup. So this time I recorded the process and documented all the little steps that make working on a Mac more pleasant.

Shiny computer image

The Generic

Required Apps & Various Prefs

The Terminal

Safari Extensions

Miscellaneous