Workarounds

Workarounds can save you time, money, and energy. All it requires is a little curiosity, creativity, and persistence.

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Life tends to present us with standard options. We’re told we can do A, B, or C. And sometimes that’s enough. But often it’s not. The best choice for a given situation might actually be a D, an M, or a Z.

For example, I purchased Logos Bible Software a while back when I had a Mac. Since then, I’ve upgraded to a Chromebook, which I love, except that it doesn’t run certain programs like Logos.

What to do? Well, according to Logos customer support there’s nothing I can do short of getting a Mac or a PC because they aren’t interested in developing an application for my operating system. Great.

I can run it on my Android phone, but really, who wants to do in-depth Bible study on a tiny screen?

Enter the workaround.

First this, then this, then this:

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Screenshot 2015-09-13 at 5.52.42 AMYes, that is Logos running on my Chromebook. It took some doing, but not much. I’ve already bought it, so why not use it the way I want to?

When ethical, workarounds can save us time, money, and energy. All it requires is a little curiosity, creativity, and persistence. A quick Google search can help too.

What sticky problems and tough choices are you facing?

Perhaps what you need is a workaround.

Author: Dave Mierau (Meer-oh)

Christ follower, family man, lifelong learner.

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