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I got a ticket for an expired meter in New... 7,637 Views / 67 Replies  
I got a ticket for an expired meter in New Orleans (a LONG time ago). As far as I could tell, the meter shouldn’t have been expired when the ticket was written, so I fought it. By mail, since I was...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 09:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah. File names should NEVER be “corrected.” 100,658 Views / 413 Replies  
Yeah. File names should NEVER be “corrected.”
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 24, 2022 at 08:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, my beard went gray first. Then it looked... 351,309 Views / 748 Replies  
Yeah, my beard went gray first. Then it looked “distinguished,” but now, if you didn’t know my hair color should be “dark brown with red highlights” you’d think it was “sandy” or even “dirty...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 24, 2022 at 08:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Kinda like rolling the dice to see if the meter... 7,637 Views / 67 Replies  
Kinda like rolling the dice to see if the meter gets checked?

In San Antonio, all city parking is free for anyone with a Disabled Veteran plate. At least a Texas DV plate; I don’t know how they...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 24, 2022 at 08:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree. If he’d done it right, and not made... 100,658 Views / 413 Replies  
I agree. If he’d done it right, and not made coding errors in his demonstration.

The thing is, he was supposedly teaching “object oriented programming with C++”. He didn’t create a “linked list...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 23, 2022 at 11:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
And the science says that immunity from having... 410,083 Views / 1,490 Replies  
And the science says that immunity from having had COVID is less effective than immunity from the vaccines. So you can more easily get reinfected than if you were vaccinated. Kinda like the flu.
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 22, 2022 at 11:22 AM, in Political/War Lounge
"Elegant" in programming is not always a good... 100,658 Views / 413 Replies  
"Elegant" in programming is not always a good thing. Elegant code is often less efficient than "brute force" where that's appropriate.

I had a college professor demonstrate an "elegant" way to...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 22, 2022 at 11:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
So far the cause hasn't been verified. There was... 266 Views / 4 Replies  
So far the cause hasn't been verified. There was a lot going on in his life in the last couple of years, and I'm not sure I'll buy a lot of what I've "heard" unless the family confirms it. And...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 22, 2022 at 10:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Fascinating and scary all at once...yeah, I hear... 541 Views / 28 Replies  
Fascinating and scary all at once...yeah, I hear that. My hip X-rays (and later MRI) were like that, and I already understood what I was looking at. :\
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 22, 2022 at 10:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think that, unless you're going with risers and... 8,682 Views / 157 Replies  
I think that, unless you're going with risers and theater seats, a large TV is a better option than a projection system.

Basically, go for a true theater setup (risers, fancy seats, BIG screen,...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 22, 2022 at 10:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, Java Script is easier than straight Java,... 100,658 Views / 413 Replies  
Yeah, Java Script is easier than straight Java, which likes to play with stuff on a hardware level (like C).
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 21, 2022 at 10:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No dictation for me…. Them software critters like... 541 Views / 28 Replies  
No dictation for me…. Them software critters like messing things up.

Thorz, use the shower water for comfort as well as getting clean. Generally you don’t want to put “heat” on a recent...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 21, 2022 at 10:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Laminar, I get the temperature difference thing. ... 305,832 Views / 770 Replies  
Laminar, I get the temperature difference thing. It’s when I’m about as far away from a window as I can be and I still feel colder than I should that bugs me.

Asshole parking tip: at “the store,”...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 21, 2022 at 10:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The cruise line (our cruise starts the end of... 410,083 Views / 1,490 Replies  
The cruise line (our cruise starts the end of NEXT WEEK!!!) requires a negative test no more than two days prior to boarding. Our ship boards on Sunday. So we need tests - WITH PROPERLY DOCUMENTED...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 21, 2022 at 02:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Four months ago, having the house’s inside... 305,832 Views / 770 Replies  
Four months ago, having the house’s inside temperature at 67F would have been “too cool.” Today that same temperature is “way too cold,” and I need a sweater. That in itself is annoying, but why...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 21, 2022 at 02:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Excellent work. Python is easier to learn and... 100,658 Views / 413 Replies  
Excellent work. Python is easier to learn and use than Java - and that’s from someone who had (and aced) formal classes in C. Java is based on C and C++…don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. ;)
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 21, 2022 at 02:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ice machine AND meds is the ticket. ... 541 Views / 28 Replies  
Ice machine AND meds is the ticket. Professionally speaking, you got the ice machine for a reason, so use it religiously. The meds will help more if you keep on the ice machine schedule.
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Posted by ghporter, on Jan 21, 2022 at 02:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I am very sad. He was an amazing figure. ... 266 Views / 4 Replies  
I am very sad. He was an amazing figure. Rolling Stone quoted him ( https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/meat-loaf-dies-74-1288550/) as saying (about singing Jim Steinman’s songs) “I sang...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 21, 2022 at 01:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Geeeeeeezzzzz! I thought AutoDesk was expensive.... 510 Views / 17 Replies  
Geeeeeeezzzzz! I thought AutoDesk was expensive. Your SW is more than ten times as much as AutoDesk!!!

When I got a Windows 10 laptop last year so I could run “only on Windows” stuff, it came...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 20, 2022 at 04:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Give yourself a hard limit to how much pain you... 541 Views / 28 Replies  
Give yourself a hard limit to how much pain you want to deal with. I usually advise a 4/10 at a hard max before my patients ask for pain meds of any kind. When a subjective pain rating goes above...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 18, 2022 at 02:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
When you say “it’s peaked,” the virus says “hold... 410,083 Views / 1,490 Replies  
When you say “it’s peaked,” the virus says “hold my beer.” Just sayin’.
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 17, 2022 at 11:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Actually “Filipino [just about anything].” And... 7,637 Views / 67 Replies  
Actually “Filipino [just about anything].” And often these exceed the “minor” range of pleasure.

One benefit of being an Air Force guy was that I knew a LOT of people who were from PI. Some GIs...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 17, 2022 at 11:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Keep up with the ice machine, stay on track with... 541 Views / 28 Replies  
Keep up with the ice machine, stay on track with medication schedules, and go to PT when the surgeon says to.

The ice machine will do two things. It numbs the heck out of everything for improved...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 17, 2022 at 10:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Saying a vaccine mandate was “outside the... 410,083 Views / 1,490 Replies  
Saying a vaccine mandate was “outside the purview” of OSHA is not the same as saying it’s unconstitutional. It’s more a matter of saying that OSHA’s scope doesn’t include that level of “occupational...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 14, 2022 at 12:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yep, pissy. In-person classes at this moment are... 410,083 Views / 1,490 Replies  
Yep, pissy. In-person classes at this moment are an invitation to send even more kids to the hospital. Not an acceptable option for this parent, health care professional, and thinking human being. ...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 5, 2022 at 07:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That sounds kind of pissy to me. Is that the... 410,083 Views / 1,490 Replies  
That sounds kind of pissy to me. Is that the teachers’ “work” accounts, or somehow their “personal” accounts?
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 5, 2022 at 01:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, masking is helpful. The problem is that,... 305,832 Views / 770 Replies  
Yes, masking is helpful. The problem is that, unless you studiously check pollen forecasts, you don’t mask up until you’ve already gotten a snootful of pollen. So I guess we both have to pay better...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 4, 2022 at 06:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My wife, steam-rollered by an immense amount of... 410,083 Views / 1,490 Replies  
My wife, steam-rollered by an immense amount of mountain juniper pollen* blown through over the last week or so, has been advised to get tested as a precaution. Her symptoms are ONLY those...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 3, 2022 at 09:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Claritin, itself, works, but there's a few... 305,832 Views / 770 Replies  
Claritin, itself, works, but there's a few caveats. The first is that, even with "non-drowsy" allergy meds, they make me feel "odd." Even Allegra, a newer generation of this class of medication. ...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 3, 2022 at 09:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We're struggling with our password manager on my... 305,832 Views / 770 Replies  
We're struggling with our password manager on my wife's M1. Fortunately the manager works on all of her other devices, so it's pretty simple to work around, but...

Also, not so minor irritant: we...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 2, 2022 at 09:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They are talking about a two-week delay for jury... 410,083 Views / 1,490 Replies  
They are talking about a two-week delay for jury trials. This is not the first time for such a delay. They had one this past August. (...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 1, 2022 at 06:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Longish, worth the read… I got a jury... 410,083 Views / 1,490 Replies  
Longish, worth the read…

I got a jury summons last week. The process is that you Zoom for the selection process, then report in person if selected. The start time was set at 8:00 AM on Tuesday,...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 1, 2022 at 12:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I am saddened. She was a force of nature, and an... 626 Views / 2 Replies  
I am saddened. She was a force of nature, and an extremely funny woman.
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 1, 2022 at 12:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The last several days started out foggy, drizzly,... 251,546 Views / 454 Replies  
The last several days started out foggy, drizzly, and generally yucky. They’d progress to clearing in the afternoon, and warn up to the upper 70s-low 80s.

Today started out clear, and stayed that...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 30, 2021 at 09:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We went to our local military hospital for some... 410,083 Views / 1,490 Replies  
We went to our local military hospital for some routine stuff this morning. There was a very, very long line of cars that appeared to be exclusively for the drive-through COVID testing. I don't...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 28, 2021 at 11:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yesterday got up to the upper 70s; the weather... 251,546 Views / 454 Replies  
Yesterday got up to the upper 70s; the weather guessers haven’t been particularly precise lately, possibly because they depend on patterns, and we haven’t had a pattern anything like this to base...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 28, 2021 at 11:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
So far, the dongle/dock is working great. It... 845 Views / 6 Replies  
So far, the dongle/dock is working great. It lets us hook up things like the USB stick with my (ludicrously long) WiFi password on it, and it helped speed up the migration from my wife’s old MacBook...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 28, 2021 at 11:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I got my wife a new MacBook Air to replace her... 889 Views / 12 Replies  
I got my wife a new MacBook Air to replace her aging (aged?) 2008 MacBook. She’s really liking it.
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 27, 2021 at 02:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yesterday didn’t live up to the predicted high. ... 251,546 Views / 454 Replies  
Yesterday didn’t live up to the predicted high. It got to about 77F in the afternoon, and didn’t stay there for long. Importantly, it’s been damp. Not just “humid,” but damp. This morning was in...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 27, 2021 at 02:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The gadget turns out to be quite slender. Maybe... 845 Views / 6 Replies  
The gadget turns out to be quite slender. Maybe a bit more than an inch wide, less than half an inch thick, and 4+ long. It also comes with a little fabric sleeve for travel. ;)

We’re going to...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 27, 2021 at 02:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I went with the new machine. Used MBPs were... 845 Views / 6 Replies  
I went with the new machine. Used MBPs were available, but not much less expensive, and would not arrive for quite a while.

So I’m probably going to order that hub/docking station and see how...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 26, 2021 at 03:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I’d double check on that setting. Like I said,... 1,031 Views / 7 Replies  
I’d double check on that setting. Like I said, it’s a shot in the dark, but ya never know.
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 26, 2021 at 01:49 PM, in iOS Apps
The CDC’s surveillance of cruise ships (shown on... 410,083 Views / 1,490 Replies  
The CDC’s surveillance of cruise ships (shown on this page ( https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/cruise/cruise-ship-color-status.html)) indicates that my ship is being monitored, possibly because someone...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 26, 2021 at 12:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
An old saw about where I grew up - Southeastern... 251,546 Views / 454 Replies  
An old saw about where I grew up - Southeastern Michigan - was that your Halloween costume had to accommodate either shorts or a snow suit. ‘Cause you never knew what the end of October would...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 26, 2021 at 12:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Shot in the dark: AirPlay TO your phone from... 1,031 Views / 7 Replies  
Shot in the dark: AirPlay TO your phone from someone/somewhere else?
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 26, 2021 at 12:32 PM, in iOS Apps
Useful stuff there. I think we’re OK though;... 410,083 Views / 1,490 Replies  
Useful stuff there. I think we’re OK though; the cruise line is staying ahead of things, we’re both fully vaccinated - and boostered - and we’re OK with wearing masks in public. They require a...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 25, 2021 at 04:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My Pfizer booster made me feel tired for the... 410,083 Views / 1,490 Replies  
My Pfizer booster made me feel tired for the afternoon. That’s it.

On a related subject, my wife and I are switching from paper “procedure” masks to N95s. There seems to be a benefit from a...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 24, 2021 at 08:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Our forecast calls for a high in the low 80s on... 251,546 Views / 454 Replies  
Our forecast calls for a high in the low 80s on Christmas. That would have been OK - even great - when we were stationed in Panama. Not so much for San Antonio.
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 24, 2021 at 08:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sadly, there’s a disconnect between “losing... 410,083 Views / 1,490 Replies  
Sadly, there’s a disconnect between “losing trained and experienced staff to an avoidable illness,” “paying out disability and/or death benefits” and actually staying in business.

This particular...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 23, 2021 at 02:44 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I’m with reader…I’d feel very anxious about that... 100,658 Views / 413 Replies  
I’m with reader…I’d feel very anxious about that cabinet being on the floor. Where is the floor drain in that room? It could be that where you have the cabinet is so far from the drain that room...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 23, 2021 at 02:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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