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Yup. Nobody should be playing "elevator... 18,387 Views / 275 Replies  
Yup. Nobody should be playing "elevator operator" in 2019...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 07:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Nowadays I see dump truck drivers here in San... 50,248 Views / 427 Replies  
Nowadays I see dump truck drivers here in San Antonio - not just the traditional trucks, but extra long semi trailer dump trucks, bottom dump trailers, etc. - careening along the...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 15, 2019 at 08:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well those are more than enough reasons to wait. ... 178 Views / 4 Replies  
Well those are more than enough reasons to wait. I'm not sure I've actually gotten Mojave "down pat" for the stuff I currently do. Switching to a new, very different environment isn't something I'm...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 15, 2019 at 07:54 PM, in macOS
That looks like the act of "the CDL student who... 50,248 Views / 427 Replies  
That looks like the act of "the CDL student who graduated at the bottom of his class."
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 14, 2019 at 08:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Catalina - Install or Hold Off? 178 Views / 4 Replies  
Is Catalina "ready for prime time?" It's the first new version of OS X that hasn't seemed to have come with a flood (to me, anyway) of media gush and oohing and aahing from pundits, so frankly I...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 14, 2019 at 08:41 PM, in macOS
It looks like the stakes worked. The key is, of... 9,565 Views / 186 Replies  
It looks like the stakes worked. The key is, of course, the camera angle. If you stay perfectly straight on, the braces will never show - nor will the actors’ dodging them if they go through at an...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 12, 2019 at 02:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They're "unicorns." And they (supposedly) talk. ... 279 Views / 13 Replies  
They're "unicorns." And they (supposedly) talk. And since I'm not interested in using them, I ignore them...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 11, 2019 at 08:51 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
That's fitting. Sweeping up the detritus of our... 9,565 Views / 186 Replies  
That's fitting. Sweeping up the detritus of our lives is much better than playing "Around the World" darts with the potentially dead person. :D
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 10, 2019 at 07:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No, it's a matter of showing off new emojis,... 279 Views / 13 Replies  
No, it's a matter of showing off new emojis, nothing more.
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 10, 2019 at 07:29 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The crux of apple cider vinegar ingestion is that... 351 Views / 15 Replies  
The crux of apple cider vinegar ingestion is that it really does do something. But it does not do everything the "nuts and flakes" crowd says it does.

The BBC did an actual experiment...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 9, 2019 at 08:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's an 8th Gen Civic, 2005-2010 vintage. What... 9,565 Views / 186 Replies  
That's an 8th Gen Civic, 2005-2010 vintage. What I thought when I saw the picture was that your lemonade stand was photographed for our benefit, and not in the context of its use in the film, so I...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 9, 2019 at 08:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't know. I've never used split view on my... 253 Views / 3 Replies  
I don't know. I've never used split view on my iPad...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 9, 2019 at 08:10 PM, in iOS Apps
They'll be there until Messages gets enough data... 279 Views / 13 Replies  
They'll be there until Messages gets enough data on your actual emoji usage to give you your own "most recently used" emoji list. Yes, they're annoying. So are traffic, taxes and such. I'm just...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 9, 2019 at 08:08 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
This is not an "applications" issue, it's an iOS... 253 Views / 3 Replies  
This is not an "applications" issue, it's an iOS apps issue. I'm moving it to the appropriate forum.
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 8, 2019 at 08:18 PM, in iOS Apps
The external display issue is a challenge for me.... 936 Views / 13 Replies  
The external display issue is a challenge for me. I used to plan on a Cinema Display for this sort of setup, but they are no longer made. That makes it substantially less clear what display to get...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 3, 2019 at 08:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree. Thin mints are "hey, have some cookies... 18,387 Views / 275 Replies  
I agree. Thin mints are "hey, have some cookies while you're hanging out" stuff; not bad, but not really yummy. Tagalongs and Samoas, on the other hand, have a lot more going for them than just...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 2, 2019 at 07:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Which Girl Scout Cookie? This is an important... 18,387 Views / 275 Replies  
Which Girl Scout Cookie? This is an important distinction.
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 1, 2019 at 07:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Depending on the vintage, Samsung's flat screen... 2,320 Views / 32 Replies  
Depending on the vintage, Samsung's flat screen TVs have varying levels of "smart." I have my second 55" Samsung, an LED-lit (not the pricier LED screen) unit. It has decent clients for Netflix,...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 1, 2019 at 07:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I haven’t bothered with the tour (or “tours”)... 327 Views / 2 Replies  
I haven’t bothered with the tour (or “tours”) yet, and I haven’t seen a “no thanks” option, but I expect that once I let them play the pop ups will go away..
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 28, 2019 at 01:25 PM, in iOS Apps
iPad OS 13 - Battery Hog? 327 Views / 2 Replies  
I took the plunge and upgraded my iPad Air 2 to iPad OS 13. So far, except for the annoying “learn more about iPad OS 13!” pop ups, the biggest thing I’ve noticed is that my battery life is...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 28, 2019 at 09:57 AM, in iOS Apps
Ohhhhh. You're talking about the icon on the... 1,139 Views / 6 Replies  
Ohhhhh. You're talking about the icon on the individual email. I misunderstood what you meant.

I too have no such icons. But I've never (and I mean NEVER) even noticed this as an issue - or at...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 26, 2019 at 07:00 PM, in Applications
Good to hear. I’ll start looking for two 4GB... 936 Views / 13 Replies  
Good to hear. I’ll start looking for two 4GB SODIMMs too. That won’t be as urgent, obviously, since the RAM is “user upgradable” with a little door on the bottom. But it’s something I’ll pay...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 22, 2019 at 09:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks again. I’ll look at the user comments... 936 Views / 13 Replies  
Thanks again. I’ll look at the user comments when I review next time. I ordered the CPU and I’m happy to wait a couple of weeks for it to get here. I’ll have time to get heatsink paste and such,...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 22, 2019 at 05:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You could be over-correcting. A little too much... 99,024 Views / 596 Replies  
You could be over-correcting. A little too much adds to eye fatigue, which can come across as a harsh feeling as well.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 22, 2019 at 03:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No smokers anywhere around this machine, but at... 936 Views / 13 Replies  
No smokers anywhere around this machine, but at least a couple of generations of pets and their fur. And dust...pets make dust. :D

I'll look into that upgrade then. Ifixit really does make it...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 22, 2019 at 02:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Transitioning From Desktop and Laptop to Laptop Only 936 Views / 13 Replies  
My 2007 iMac is starting to give me real issues. It's shut itself down - or rather tried to restart and failed - twice now, and the logs are dense with messages about this, that, and this other...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 22, 2019 at 10:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Those highway signs are surprisingly sturdy... ... 50,248 Views / 427 Replies  
Those highway signs are surprisingly sturdy...

I'd think the driver would have noticed "hey, it's taking a lot of gas pedal to get up to speed..." But I guess not. :err:
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 22, 2019 at 10:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My neighborhood is gated with "private roads." ... 99,024 Views / 596 Replies  
My neighborhood is gated with "private roads." We pay for road upkeep. And street light power. And oh by the way, those pesky, failure-prone powered gates (which sometimes get trashed by trashed...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 22, 2019 at 10:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ve seen “no outlet” streets with several “dead... 99,024 Views / 596 Replies  
I’ve seen “no outlet” streets with several “dead end” side streets. Yes, there are places to turn off of this street. No, you can’t get out of the neighborhood that way.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 17, 2019 at 03:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It could be something to do with how your... 1,139 Views / 6 Replies  
It could be something to do with how your provider handles IMAP, thus a “well known issue” for them...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 17, 2019 at 03:43 PM, in Applications
No problems here. I use Mail all the time, both... 1,139 Views / 6 Replies  
No problems here. I use Mail all the time, both with regular IMAP and Google’s particular flavor of IMAP. No issues whatsoever.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 16, 2019 at 09:46 PM, in Applications
Well, yeah. But I’m a professional and all... ... 18,387 Views / 275 Replies  
Well, yeah. But I’m a professional and all... :)

If I could just NOT notice this stuff now and then, I might just be able to ignore it most of the time.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 13, 2019 at 10:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have to point out that my profession requires... 18,387 Views / 275 Replies  
I have to point out that my profession requires me to assess people's behaviors, both in a psychosocial sense and as adaptations to dysfunction and disability, and unfortunately for me I cannot turn...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 12, 2019 at 12:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Will any of the cluster machines need iCloud... 1,338 Views / 6 Replies  
Will any of the cluster machines need iCloud access? If not, turn it off. If so, I think iCloud looks at more than just sign in credentials, so the machine name may help avoid hiccups in the cloud.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 12, 2019 at 11:57 AM, in macOS
Where is that "hidden" preference setting? I'm... 692 Views / 5 Replies  
Where is that "hidden" preference setting? I'm certain I have some 32-bit only apps that will eventually wind up running in High Sierra and Mojave. Does it just not work in Mojave, or are there...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 12, 2019 at 11:55 AM, in macOS
1Password supports iCloud. That's probably the... 2,968 Views / 31 Replies  
1Password supports iCloud. That's probably the best choice if Dropbox gets to be too chintzy on you. And one I'll probably go with the moment Dropbox gives me any trouble.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 11, 2019 at 05:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not really, and I am apparently one of the few... 18,387 Views / 275 Replies  
Not really, and I am apparently one of the few people who understands that, if you're using a telephone you DON'T have to shout for the other person to hear you.

I also hold my cell phone (iPhone...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 11, 2019 at 12:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I can’t block “everyone not in my contacts” for... 18,387 Views / 275 Replies  
I can’t block “everyone not in my contacts” for reasons similar to yours, Andi. But I have a clip from “Powerhouse” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaC0vNLdLvY) as my default ring tone, with custom...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 10, 2019 at 02:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Related to the spam text thing, I get spam calls... 18,387 Views / 275 Replies  
Related to the spam text thing, I get spam calls from "almost my number." As in if my number is area code 210 987 1234, the spam calls come from 210 987 xxxx. That's not even close to my number,...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 9, 2019 at 06:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Fishing line is pretty close to "cheap... 9,565 Views / 186 Replies  
Fishing line is pretty close to "cheap fiberoptic," so that's part of your problem.

Heavy black cotton button thread, on the other hand, may just do the job. It's cheap, non-polluting, and easy...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 13, 2019 at 08:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hopefully the residents of those phones were... 9,565 Views / 186 Replies  
Hopefully the residents of those phones were deceased prior to your disassembling them... It's an "ewwwwww" kind of job to clean out deceased residents, but it's worse when they ain't quite dead. I...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 11, 2019 at 10:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks! Of course it is an ellipse, but also of... 2,025 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks! Of course it is an ellipse, but also of course that word was just refusing to come to the surface of my brain.

And of course you're right. That ellipse is exactly the thing. It's a...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 10, 2019 at 03:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Math Geek Question 2,025 Views / 4 Replies  
I have a right circular cylinder, (circle on the x-z axes) and a plane on the x-z axes. If the plane is tilted 40 degrees from the y axis of the cylinder, is there a straightforward and direct (i.e....
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 10, 2019 at 02:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Volt-Amps is the power capacity of the battery... 3,391 Views / 35 Replies  
Volt-Amps is the power capacity of the battery backed portion of the UPS. More is better.

Depending on which Mac you are using, and the power requirements of your external drives, you want enough...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 9, 2019 at 08:35 PM, in Applications
Plane schedules are a lot more flexible than... 18,387 Views / 275 Replies  
Plane schedules are a lot more flexible than train schedules. Especially British train schedules.

It's not like they won't run the 9:47 to Bristol if they don't sell enough seats, like the way...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 8, 2019 at 09:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I guess I'm a relic. I thought EVERYBODY knew... 3,391 Views / 35 Replies  
I guess I'm a relic. I thought EVERYBODY knew what uninterruptible power supplies were... I've used them on everything since a lightning strike near my house killed a bunch of my electronics.
...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 8, 2019 at 09:08 PM, in Applications
I get the feeling that "passed my lips" includes... 9,565 Views / 186 Replies  
I get the feeling that "passed my lips" includes a large range of audio volumes. Under your breath, fully out loud, "intended for Adobe to actually hear you curse them.

I've had related...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 7, 2019 at 09:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't have issues getting in to see someone for... 18,387 Views / 275 Replies  
I don't have issues getting in to see someone for things like a sore throat. I have issues with my clinic changing my PCM... My health care is through the military, and our clinic is very...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 7, 2019 at 09:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Check power to both your computer and your TM... 3,391 Views / 35 Replies  
Check power to both your computer and your TM device. I have both my iMac and its external drive (its Time Machine drive) on an UPS for this very reason. Either the iMac or the external drive was...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 7, 2019 at 09:05 PM, in Applications
Yep. Red underneath and nobody will see the gaps. 9,565 Views / 186 Replies  
Yep. Red underneath and nobody will see the gaps.
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 28, 2019 at 09:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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