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I don't do sugar in coffee, but my wife does. So... 4,189 Views / 69 Replies  
I don't do sugar in coffee, but my wife does. So when I set up the pour-over, I put the sugar in first. The brew drips into the sugar and it mixes pretty well in the process. Then half-and-half...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 23, 2020 at 07:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Our local grocery chain, H-E-B, has Italian made... 22,603 Views / 123 Replies  
Our local grocery chain, H-E-B, has Italian made frozen pizzas. We get the 4-cheese variety and add a few things: pepperoni, black olives and mushrooms, and a TON of "pizza cheese blend". It bakes...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 23, 2020 at 07:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've found that iOS sometimes needs you to re-log... 2,376 Views / 18 Replies  
I've found that iOS sometimes needs you to re-log in to iCloud for it to work properly. Maybe iPad OS does too, but I have not had that be as noticeable.
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 23, 2020 at 07:21 PM, in macOS
On Friday it was misty-rainy here until mid-day,... 62,635 Views / 364 Replies  
On Friday it was misty-rainy here until mid-day, then it cleared up and got to the upper 60s. Saturday was a little damp in the morning, then cleared and dried out for the rest of the day. It...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 19, 2020 at 01:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
All but the wimpiest model of Mustang has WAY... 75,465 Views / 512 Replies  
All but the wimpiest model of Mustang has WAY more power than it needs. Lots of low end, which isn't good when a newb tries to give it "just a little gas." It looks like that might have had a part...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 6, 2020 at 09:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Go to the link turtle posted., Click on the... 2,975 Views / 26 Replies  
Go to the link turtle posted., Click on the “click here”.

Click on the FIFTH link on the page that opens up.

Scroll down to the “How To Completely Hide” heading. Follow the instructions there....
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 5, 2020 at 10:26 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Apple tends to throw so much into new OS releases... 2,975 Views / 26 Replies  
Apple tends to throw so much into new OS releases that it’s hard to find controls and options for some stuff - even old stuff. This one was merely a mild annoyance for me, but those silly “talking...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 4, 2020 at 10:58 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The other creepy images make it look like ol'... 964 Views / 13 Replies  
The other creepy images make it look like ol' Santa's had some "interesting substances." I think I prefer Mad Santa to Stoned Santa.
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 2, 2020 at 09:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If you're comfortable with Terminal, you can use... 1,103 Views / 1 Replies  
If you're comfortable with Terminal, you can use the Touch command (https://ss64.com/osx/touch.html). It lets you tinker with a number of file and folder attributes, including dates and times.
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 2, 2020 at 09:01 PM, in macOS
Have you tried "forgetting" the Magic Keyboard? ... 1,241 Views / 5 Replies  
Have you tried "forgetting" the Magic Keyboard?

Look in the laptop's Settings under Bluetooth. Delete that keyboard, exit out of Settings, then re-add the keyboard.
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 2, 2020 at 08:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Avery, the label people, provide templates for... 1,692 Views / 6 Replies  
Avery, the label people, provide templates for all (or at least most) of their products, free of charge. Most of those are available as Pages templates. Look HERE ( https://www.avery.com/templates)...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 1, 2020 at 07:52 PM, in Applications
I particularly like the subtitles for the hippo... 20,341 Views / 255 Replies  
I particularly like the subtitles for the hippo and pool tax items. :D

The grammar in the lead story's headline is great. What passes as "headline grammar" today has probably been a driving force...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 30, 2019 at 08:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I got one specifically to make it an AirPrint... 731 Views / 5 Replies  
I got one specifically to make it an AirPrint server. It worked great. Except my laser printer needed an Intel-only driver, and since the Raspberry Pi has an ARM processor, that didn’t work out. I...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 29, 2019 at 12:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's been quite warm here lately, too. Highs in... 62,635 Views / 364 Replies  
It's been quite warm here lately, too. Highs in the upper 60s to low 70s, lows in the 50s this past week; not what you'd call seasonal.

On the other hand, we've had some pretty wide swings too. ...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 28, 2019 at 09:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
One term for that “structure” on an airplane is... 75,465 Views / 512 Replies  
One term for that “structure” on an airplane is “honey pot”. Because it’s the opposite of anything sweet or nice... Just sayin’.
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 19, 2019 at 09:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Antibiotics like Augmentin not only kill the bugs... 33,435 Views / 373 Replies  
Antibiotics like Augmentin not only kill the bugs themselves, they recruit the body’s immune system to “downshift” and work harder. That takes extra energy, and the metabolic energy for that comes...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 17, 2019 at 08:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I use the Win7 machine for very little. I’ll get... 3,044 Views / 5 Replies  
I use the Win7 machine for very little. I’ll get around to the upgrade when I don’t have a bunch of other projects taking up my time.
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 17, 2019 at 08:08 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
It’s not about how many cows there are (the USDA... 1,393 Views / 12 Replies  
It’s not about how many cows there are (the USDA says ( https://www.nass.usda.gov/Charts_and_Maps/Cattle/inv.php) that number has been declining over the last few years). It’s about how “efficiency”...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 15, 2019 at 05:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
All lane changes must be done “safely,” and I... 3,575 Views / 58 Replies  
All lane changes must be done “safely,” and I think this is the key for driver training courses banning lane changes in an intersection.

For a new driver, intersections can be pretty confusing, so...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 14, 2019 at 11:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
After actually investigating the continuity issue... 20,341 Views / 255 Replies  
After actually investigating the continuity issue with Kirk’s blood stain in Star Trek II, it’s just not possible to depend on something that’s supposed to soak through actually doing it the same way...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 14, 2019 at 10:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Changing lanes in an intersection is not... 3,575 Views / 58 Replies  
Changing lanes in an intersection is not mentioned anywhere in the Uniform Vehicle Code, going back as far as 1965.

I too was taught that this wasn’t kosher, but I can’t find any solid reference...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 13, 2019 at 06:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
1. If everybody plays nice, roundabouts are... 3,575 Views / 58 Replies  
1. If everybody plays nice, roundabouts are safer.

2. If the roundabout is properly sized for both the traffic and the posted speed of the streets involved, they do not slow traffic throughput...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 13, 2019 at 10:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This is really on-topic, at least a little. ... 1,737 Views / 15 Replies  
This is really on-topic, at least a little.

My son introduced me to a metal group called Rammsstein a while back. OK, quite a while back. Their lead singer sounds like a Klingon who gargles...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 11, 2019 at 12:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We’re probably going to have three cases between... 1,737 Views / 15 Replies  
We’re probably going to have three cases between the two of us, but all of our suitcases are “all wheel caster” types, that can just roll along upright if you like. They’ve been very convenient in...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 9, 2019 at 06:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Windows likes to default to silly stuff, so I... 3,044 Views / 5 Replies  
Windows likes to default to silly stuff, so I agree with reader50’s suggestion.

I too am not sure how to do this with Win10; I haven’t yet upgraded my only Windows box to Win10 yet, and I’m not...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 9, 2019 at 06:29 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
We do the same thing with corn chips. We roll... 40,014 Views / 353 Replies  
We do the same thing with corn chips. We roll the tops of the bags over and close them with one of those spring clip thingies, which helps the chips stay fresh. Once we get far enough into the bag,...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 8, 2019 at 03:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We went to pour over brewing to reduce the clean... 4,189 Views / 69 Replies  
We went to pour over brewing to reduce the clean up we had to do with every other coffee maker we had ever used.

Keurig style cups are handy, but costly and not very eco-friendly, so we got...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 8, 2019 at 03:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Rail Travel in Europe and England - Questions 1,737 Views / 15 Replies  
Next spring, my wife and I are going on a dream vacation. We’re taking a two week cruise from Florida to Spain, and returning to the states on a cruise from England to New York. We’ll be getting...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 8, 2019 at 01:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t use sugar, and I do use half and half. ... 4,189 Views / 69 Replies  
I don’t use sugar, and I do use half and half. How much? “Enough.” I really don’t measure it.

Most of the time I go for a medium brown color once the stuff is mixed in, but with stronger...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 8, 2019 at 12:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yep. I use scissors on all sorts of things,... 40,014 Views / 353 Replies  
Yep. I use scissors on all sorts of things, cereal inner bags included. And especially "tear here" packages. These typically do NOT open the package in an acceptable manner, and I'm more likely to...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 7, 2019 at 11:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Here’s what I got: the Zagg Rugged Messenger. ... 1,857 Views / 6 Replies  
Here’s what I got: the Zagg Rugged Messenger.
...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 3, 2019 at 07:09 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The parking surface is most definitely sloped,... 75,465 Views / 512 Replies  
The parking surface is most definitely sloped, and it’s extremely obvious when you’re on it.

I use my parking brake (lever or button-operated) as a matter of course, but I am particularly...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 2, 2019 at 09:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
See if this article (... 1,207 Views / 5 Replies  
See if this article ( https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/02/08/how-to-download-old-versions-of-apps-from-the-app-store-on-an-older-iphone-or-ipad-that-cant-run-ios-11) helps.
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 1, 2019 at 09:59 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Obviously it wasn't supposed to be upside... 75,465 Views / 512 Replies  
Obviously it wasn't supposed to be upside down...and I don't see why it showed up that way.
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 29, 2019 at 07:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Here’s a minor oops... ... 75,465 Views / 512 Replies  
Here’s a minor oops...

http://www.ghporter.com/PubPics/ParkOops.jpg

This was from my hotel room in July. There was some sort of conference going on - that I wasn’t part of - and there was a...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 29, 2019 at 04:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There was a lot of work done to not portray Fred... 1,829 Views / 3 Replies  
There was a lot of work done to not portray Fred Rogers as a caricature. You're right - Hanks didn't sound like Fred Rogers. But he sounded more like him than a parody of Fred because of the...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 27, 2019 at 05:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood 1,829 Views / 3 Replies  
My wife and I just saw A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. We were floored by it.

I'll start by saying that Fred Rogers has always been a hero of mine. His calling to help children understand...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 26, 2019 at 10:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The firmware had no problem, and I have... 5,768 Views / 22 Replies  
The firmware had no problem, and I have reformatted the SSD for APFS and completed reinstalling the OS. I’ll get around to migrating apps and files later.

It was incredibly easy to do, and if the...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 23, 2019 at 09:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Around here, 7-11 has reemerged and is pairing... 2,259 Views / 9 Replies  
Around here, 7-11 has reemerged and is pairing with gas station chains. Primarily it's Valero, but Valero has Circle K as well as another one or two convenience brands.

We've recently had Quick...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 20, 2019 at 09:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Lacking input, I bought the Zagg Rugged Messenger... 1,857 Views / 6 Replies  
Lacking input, I bought the Zagg Rugged Messenger Case with keyboard. The case part protects the back of the iPad, while the keyboard folds over the front and protects it. It looks like a winner to...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 19, 2019 at 08:49 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I don't have a problem reinstalling the OS, but I... 5,768 Views / 22 Replies  
I don't have a problem reinstalling the OS, but I don't know if the firmware on a 2007 iMac will support APFS to format the drive. I guess I'll find out shortly. ;)
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 19, 2019 at 08:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well the clean install of Mojave worked pretty... 5,768 Views / 22 Replies  
Well the clean install of Mojave worked pretty well. I haven’t migrated apps and data from my old hard drive yet, but that looks like it’ll be pretty simple.

The one thing I don’t get is that I...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 17, 2019 at 10:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My mistake. But again, I think cream cheese... 4,165 Views / 44 Replies  
My mistake. But again, I think cream cheese would need the hash browns to be firm and kind of crisp to actually be workable. Spread on or just dumped on, cream cheese needs structure.
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 17, 2019 at 12:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
While I was at the conference I ordered a... 5,768 Views / 22 Replies  
While I was at the conference I ordered a NewerTech 2.5 to 3.5” drive adapter. It’s what OWC sells for its own SSD, so I figured it’s gotta be good to go. Yesterday morning I installed my 480GB SSD...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 17, 2019 at 12:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
iPad Air Keyboard/Case 1,857 Views / 6 Replies  
I’m looking at replacing my venerable iPad Air 2 with a current model iPad Air. I’ve become quite used to keyboard cases for my iPad. I have seen the current Apple Smart Keyboard, and I’m...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 17, 2019 at 12:05 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
They’ve gotta be fresh, hot and crisp for the... 4,165 Views / 44 Replies  
They’ve gotta be fresh, hot and crisp for the sour cream thing to work. However, shredded cheese (I’m partial to cheddar) on fresh hash browns is less demanding, and quite yummy.
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 16, 2019 at 10:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
We cooked white rice with a nice chicken broth... 4,165 Views / 44 Replies  
We cooked white rice with a nice chicken broth for a prior meal, and had enough left to serve under pinto beans with ham. You serve pinto beans over rice just like black beans over rice, which we...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 14, 2019 at 09:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm not changing my tires! But it IS quite cool... 62,635 Views / 364 Replies  
I'm not changing my tires! But it IS quite cool here, much cooler than seasonable. San Antonio got UP TO 45 today, but on Monday it went from a high of 75 to 39 by midnight, with a low of 32 at...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 14, 2019 at 09:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Battery Test/Health App for iPad and iPhone 602 Views / 0 Replies  
My iPad Air 2 is no spring chicken, and it has started to last less and less time between charges. But I've also had a couple of issues with some apps freezing, so I'm not sure if it's the battery...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 10, 2019 at 09:12 PM, in iOS Apps
Almost as bad: someone recently used the public... 40,014 Views / 353 Replies  
Almost as bad: someone recently used the public toilet, had a HUGE event, used almost all of the tissue, then failed to flush the thing. An inoperative "automatic flush" mechanism is not an excuse...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 10, 2019 at 01:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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