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We cooked white rice with a nice chicken broth... 467 Views / 30 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 Yesterday at 09:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm not changing my tires! But it IS quite cool... 49,991 Views / 345 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 Yesterday at 09:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Battery Test/Health App for iPad and iPhone 180 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... 23,399 Views / 313 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
Vinegar is great for cleaning almost everything... 5,431 Views / 26 Replies  
Vinegar is great for cleaning almost everything else except coins. We use a 9% version (“normal” white vinegar is 5%) for cleaning stuff, since there’s so much calcium in our water. It’s freaking...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 9, 2019 at 07:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have an older iPad Air, and I’m no longer sure... 13,626 Views / 101 Replies  
I have an older iPad Air, and I’m no longer sure if I’m having problems because it’s old or because iPad OS 13 is messing with me.

If I were the superstitious type, I’d say that iOS/iPad OS 13 is...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 9, 2019 at 07:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The treatment is regular doses of beans and rice.... 467 Views / 30 Replies  
The treatment is regular doses of beans and rice. Try various different types of beans; pinto beans for one treatment, black beans for the next, etc. Don’t forget the corn bread.
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 5, 2019 at 09:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Beans and red rice, no. Red beans and (white)... 467 Views / 30 Replies  
Beans and red rice, no. Red beans and (white) rice, yes. Toss a hunk of ham or bacon while cooking the beans (crock pots are great for this). When the beans are done, put a half cup or so of cooked...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 4, 2019 at 10:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I am not saying that there is no flavor in white... 467 Views / 30 Replies  
I am not saying that there is no flavor in white rice. It's pretty subtle for people who have been raised on strong flavors. Plain white rice with a little butter is yummy. I just don't eat it...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 4, 2019 at 05:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
In general, white rice is a canvas waiting for... 467 Views / 30 Replies  
In general, white rice is a canvas waiting for embellishment. But that's because it's been processed enough to lose all the flavor (and often nutrition) it might have had.

Brown rices, and a...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 3, 2019 at 06:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Growing up in Southeastern Michigan (Downriver,... 545 Views / 9 Replies  
Growing up in Southeastern Michigan (Downriver, for those of you who understand that term), our Halloween costumes had to be both non-sweaty and adaptable to snow suits. And you didn't know until...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 2, 2019 at 12:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think, like in many restaurant chains, that it... 13,626 Views / 101 Replies  
I think, like in many restaurant chains, that it depends on the specific restaurant.

I've eaten breakfast at Cracker Barrel restaurants in several cities, and they were similar, but not the same...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 2, 2019 at 12:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
5 Guys' fries MUST be hot, or they are meh at... 13,626 Views / 101 Replies  
5 Guys' fries MUST be hot, or they are meh at best. As are Red Robin's fries; pretty good hot (with campfire sauce) but cooled down they aren't much - even with campfire sauce.

In my experience,...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 1, 2019 at 09:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've found other issues on my iPad as well. I... 1,025 Views / 10 Replies  
I've found other issues on my iPad as well. I can't get the iPad to accept AirDrops. However, the only thing that changed between having this same site work fine and having it not work (under...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 1, 2019 at 09:55 PM, in iOS Apps
I'll check it out as soon as I can. I'm at a... 2,398 Views / 17 Replies  
I'll check it out as soon as I can. I'm at a conference out of town at the moment.
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 1, 2019 at 09:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I started up the iMac with its old hard drive... 2,398 Views / 17 Replies  
I started up the iMac with its old hard drive connected through USB. It runs faster, even with the old HDD connected externally. But with only 4GB of RAM, it’s still hobbled.

The primary reason...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 29, 2019 at 09:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I got the iMac taken apart, the HD and CPU... 2,398 Views / 17 Replies  
I got the iMac taken apart, the HD and CPU replaced, and all put back together without losing any parts or blood or anything! :D

I did cuss the designers a few times, not because of the...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 27, 2019 at 07:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
iPad OS 13 and iOS 13 Safari - Issues 1,025 Views / 10 Replies  
I've been having some issues with Safari in both iOS and iPad OS 13. It doesn't interact with some web sites I used with them very consistently in the past.

One site is an implementation of...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 18, 2019 at 08:41 PM, in iOS Apps
Yup. Nobody should be playing "elevator... 23,399 Views / 313 Replies  
Yup. Nobody should be playing "elevator operator" in 2019...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 17, 2019 at 07:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Nowadays I see dump truck drivers here in San... 54,514 Views / 428 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. ... 649 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... 54,514 Views / 428 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? 649 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... 11,691 Views / 212 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. ... 1,205 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... 11,691 Views / 212 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,... 1,205 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... 1,188 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... 11,691 Views / 212 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... 687 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... 1,205 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... 687 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.... 2,398 Views / 17 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... 23,399 Views / 313 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... 23,399 Views / 313 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... 3,325 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”)... 528 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? 528 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... 1,608 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... 2,398 Views / 17 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... 2,398 Views / 17 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... 105,629 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... 2,398 Views / 17 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 2,398 Views / 17 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... ... 54,514 Views / 428 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." ... 105,629 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... 105,629 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... 1,608 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... 1,608 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... ... 23,399 Views / 313 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
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