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My wife and I discussed this at length yesterday.... 166 Views / 7 Replies  
My wife and I discussed this at length yesterday. A lot of what we might miss from interaction at the workplace feels positive, but at the same time, if the majority of our adult interaction is at...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 12:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Heavy cream is too heavy for my coffee most of... 57,371 Views / 215 Replies  
Heavy cream is too heavy for my coffee most of the time. It’s a nice “treat” with a flavored coffee or in coffee while I’m eating some bakery something, but it’s easy to get tired of.
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 12:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
At the same time, they unified their iOS apps. ... 190,664 Views / 527 Replies  
At the same time, they unified their iOS apps. So my iPad’s UPS version wouldn’t run (with the “needs to be updated for this OS” message), but the (recently updated) version on my phone ran fine.
...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 12:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, I’m sure that it’s more complex than the... 137 Views / 5 Replies  
Yeah, I’m sure that it’s more complex than the app writer said in his email. But however positive and appropriate these changes are supposed to be, if you aren’t a lot more open about what’s going...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 12:01 PM, in iOS Apps
Even more ouch. Sounds like a hole that needed... 137 Views / 5 Replies  
Even more ouch. Sounds like a hole that needed fixing but just sat there for a long time…. Not so good.

Somewhat rant-ish stuff to follow:

As for the issues I noted yesterday, they’re not at...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 10:02 AM, in iOS Apps
There is no way for me to do my job remotely. ... 166 Views / 7 Replies  
There is no way for me to do my job remotely. While many folks were complaining about not being able to interact with their coworkers because they couldn’t actually go in to work, I was working my...
Posted by ghporter, on May 4, 2021 at 11:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Ouch. I wonder if it will also clean up the... 137 Views / 5 Replies  
Ouch.

I wonder if it will also clean up the glitch that tells me “Application X needs to be updated” for random apps when there’s not only no update, but the same app works fine on my phone or my...
Posted by ghporter, on May 4, 2021 at 10:29 AM, in iOS Apps
I know I can go to Catalina, but I don’t know... 8,160 Views / 19 Replies  
I know I can go to Catalina, but I don’t know that Catalina has any advantages over Big Sur. Except for maybe making the transition more stepwise than a big jump, what negatives are waiting for me...
Posted by ghporter, on May 4, 2021 at 10:26 AM, in macOS
Cooper Black seems to have been so overused in... 59,335 Views / 139 Replies  
Cooper Black seems to have been so overused in the 70s because of the whole 70’s “retro” thing. Harking back to the 20s and 30s then was huge.

Movies like “The Sting” did a good job of being...
Posted by ghporter, on May 3, 2021 at 04:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
As far as I can tell, I don’t have any 32 bit... 8,160 Views / 19 Replies  
As far as I can tell, I don’t have any 32 bit apps. I didn’t upgrade to Catalina because I wasn’t sure about some of my apps. It turns out that I either couldn’t migrate some apps (very old MS...
Posted by ghporter, on May 3, 2021 at 04:37 PM, in macOS
When the phone stops being paired by Bluetooth,... 1,493 Views / 82 Replies  
When the phone stops being paired by Bluetooth, Maps remembers that location. There’s an option in Maps’ Settings, supposedly at the bottom of the list - I don’t see it at the moment because I’m on...
Posted by ghporter, on May 2, 2021 at 04:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The “full working backup” is a great idea. I’m... 8,160 Views / 19 Replies  
The “full working backup” is a great idea. I’m talking about a MBP, so yes it’s got an embedded SSD that isn’t upgradable. But I have a bunch of physical hard drives on hand, so I can clone the...
Posted by ghporter, on May 2, 2021 at 04:01 PM, in macOS
Mine too. Now I don't always remember to refer... 1,493 Views / 82 Replies  
Mine too. Now I don't always remember to refer to my phone when I head out to the parking lot, so that's on me...
Posted by ghporter, on May 1, 2021 at 06:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The Greater Chicago Area is not unfamiliar with... 227,664 Views / 625 Replies  
The Greater Chicago Area is not unfamiliar with professional motion picture productions. Caterers should be well aware that vegetarian and vegan options would be expected. Woops!
Posted by ghporter, on May 1, 2021 at 06:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I know this thread has been dead for some time,... 8,160 Views / 19 Replies  
I know this thread has been dead for some time, but I now have an issue related to it.

I didn't upgrade from Mojave to Catalina way back when because I was just getting used to Mojave and at the...
Posted by ghporter, on May 1, 2021 at 06:23 PM, in macOS
Sounds like you really had to stretch to be that... 227,664 Views / 625 Replies  
Sounds like you really had to stretch to be that bad cop…:D
Posted by ghporter, on May 1, 2021 at 02:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Unless you’re talking about dogs, a best boy is... 227,664 Views / 625 Replies  
Unless you’re talking about dogs, a best boy is the assistant to a film crew department head. There are electric best boys, and grip best boys on most crews. Electrical departments do “electrical...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 30, 2021 at 12:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And I am (hopefully) done being a buzz-kill for... 227,664 Views / 625 Replies  
And I am (hopefully) done being a buzz-kill for the amusement factor in this thread. I just had such recent experience in "doing it right" (and having to walk to the MRI table on a very painful hip,...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 29, 2021 at 05:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The hospital has insurance, but most likely there... 227,664 Views / 625 Replies  
The hospital has insurance, but most likely there will be some sort of punitive financial result for whomever allowed the magnet to be on when there was a bed in the room, or whomever brought a bed...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 29, 2021 at 10:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes indeed. Plus however much it will cost to... 227,664 Views / 625 Replies  
Yes indeed. Plus however much it will cost to fix the 5 Tesla MRI machine…. This will come out of several people’s paychecks. For a while.
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 28, 2021 at 06:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Those look nice. Not blingy, not complex, but... 57,371 Views / 215 Replies  
Those look nice. Not blingy, not complex, but form and function blended well.

While it’s hard to concretely imagine a coffee maker that is “exotic looking,” I’ve had - and avoided - many designs...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 28, 2021 at 02:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Where you are looking for a coarser ground, we go... 57,371 Views / 215 Replies  
Where you are looking for a coarser ground, we go for a particular grind that’s not quite espresso-fine, but not “Folgers generic grind” either. We sometimes re-grind to get a finer grind because we...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 28, 2021 at 02:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I had honestly forgotten about the automatic... 216,890 Views / 970 Replies  
I had honestly forgotten about the automatic smut-blocker. I did NOT self censor this sentence. If you’re familiar with how I write here, you may understand the strength that I had intended that...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 27, 2021 at 10:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Tucker Carlson is a bleeping ignorant bully who... 216,890 Views / 970 Replies  
Tucker Carlson is a bleeping ignorant bully who thinks people should listen to him. Despite having no background in whatever it is he’s blathering about, he blathers at length, and always in an...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 27, 2021 at 06:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I had my left hip replaced; a total hip... 216,890 Views / 970 Replies  
I had my left hip replaced; a total hip arthroplasty. “Severe” osteoarthritis on the left, “mild” on the right...

The hospital where it was done specializes in “elective” surgeries; not emergent...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 26, 2021 at 07:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My COVID test on Wednesday was less mind-probing... 216,890 Views / 970 Replies  
My COVID test on Wednesday was less mind-probing than the one in September, but it certainly wasn’t benign. But both my wife and I tested negative, so my surgery went as planned.

I felt like the...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 25, 2021 at 11:23 AM, in Political/War Lounge
And he got a nice bit of karma with that “ride on... 227,664 Views / 625 Replies  
And he got a nice bit of karma with that “ride on the front wheel.”

The fighter looked like it was waved off because he was too low on approach. With the kind of winds you get at the tail of a...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 25, 2021 at 11:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I have to agree here. I can’t say I’m happy... 1,493 Views / 82 Replies  
I have to agree here. I can’t say I’m happy about it, but I’m sure a lot of new Macs will wind up as tech trash - like inkjet printers whose ink replacements are more costly than a new printer.
...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 25, 2021 at 11:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I haven’t had a chance to check out all of the... 1,493 Views / 82 Replies  
I haven’t had a chance to check out all of the photos - are the bezels white on all the colors of iMacs? I think that white space around the display would be better for visual attention than having...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 24, 2021 at 06:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I am picturing the “don’t do that” animation... 656 Views / 1 Replies  
I am picturing the “don’t do that” animation Nedry used when the others tried to intervene with his hacks in Jurassic Park.

And I’m rather amazed at how poorly the Cellebrite folks manage their...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 22, 2021 at 05:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
However super efficient Apple chips may be,... 1,493 Views / 82 Replies  
However super efficient Apple chips may be, software has a habit of expanding to take up more than the available RAM. Technically it is impossible to prevent all memory leaks, prevent any lost...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 20, 2021 at 07:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Reloading string spools is the hardest part of... 1,399 Views / 23 Replies  
Reloading string spools is the hardest part of string trimmer maintenance. That being said, there are a few trimmers that take a little “influencing” to get the string where it’s supposed to be. ...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 19, 2021 at 12:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I just wrote a nice long post about how and why... 216,890 Views / 970 Replies  
I just wrote a nice long post about how and why some folks will feel some sort of reaction to a first shot, or a second shot, or maybe both. Then I realized that all of that had been posted in this...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 17, 2021 at 07:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Despite the concerns voiced in 2018 about Wuhan... 216,890 Views / 970 Replies  
Despite the concerns voiced in 2018 about Wuhan Labs’ safety and security issues, it really looks like, if this was created there - badly done, not “engineered-looking” and illogically structured -...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 16, 2021 at 05:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I know that the two disadvantages inexpensive of... 57,371 Views / 215 Replies  
I know that the two disadvantages inexpensive of blade grinders are that they aren’t as accurate in fineness, and that they can heat the beans and “change the flavor.” But from everything I’ve been...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 16, 2021 at 05:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I used my Watch 2 for years, and despite being... 1,481 Views / 29 Replies  
I used my Watch 2 for years, and despite being “careful,” it wound up with similar scars. No issues with function at all, though.

I think the biggest deal is that the glass is good and that the...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 14, 2021 at 12:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have corded equipment: mower, trimmer and... 1,399 Views / 23 Replies  
I have corded equipment: mower, trimmer and blower. And a little chain saw to discourage those nasty “grow into your fence and damage it” tree things from the other side of my property line.

I’ve...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 14, 2021 at 12:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well the pace of things has picked up. Yesterday... 1,696 Views / 27 Replies  
Well the pace of things has picked up. Yesterday I finally got to have my physical therapy evaluation. Interestingly, the PT and I went to the same school (different departments, of course), but he...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 9, 2021 at 01:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The one time I was so sick that I needed IV... 216,890 Views / 970 Replies  
The one time I was so sick that I needed IV fluids was bad. I’ve donated blood for decades, but having that needle go in for the fluids made me feel BAD. Head spinning, nauseous, everything feeling...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 9, 2021 at 01:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
He was the longest serving consort ever, and the... 833 Views / 3 Replies  
He was the longest serving consort ever, and the first since Queen Victoria’s consort.

He was also apparently a decent fellow.

Condolences to the Windsors.
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 9, 2021 at 01:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Does anyone else remember these? ... 216,890 Views / 970 Replies  
Does anyone else remember these?
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41bJbbMutYL.jpg
Up until a couple of decades ago, this was mandatory for travel to or (mostly) from certain areas....
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 6, 2021 at 10:56 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Fall detection is mostly based on accelerometer... 1,481 Views / 29 Replies  
Fall detection is mostly based on accelerometer data, but I agree that there are way too many ways for a small, active person (pre-teen, especially) to trigger a false positive. If anyone had recess...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 6, 2021 at 10:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
But how’s your 5G? Mine has been lousy, despite... 216,890 Views / 970 Replies  
But how’s your 5G? Mine has been lousy, despite plenty of time since the injection for the setup to be done....
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 31, 2021 at 10:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
https://www.apple.com/dm/us/21/B389A2CA-5B71-4919-... 1,750 Views / 1 Replies  
https://www.apple.com/dm/us/21/B389A2CA-5B71-4919-BDB4-F777A74FBE29/i/hero_m1_2x.jpg
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 31, 2021 at 10:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m sorry about your mother, Oreo. That’s a... 1,840 Views / 22 Replies  
I’m sorry about your mother, Oreo. That’s a rough situation to be in, and the typical feeling of helplessness is all too common.

Similarly, while I know a great deal about what I’m facing, I...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 30, 2021 at 10:32 AM, in Political/War Lounge
A lot of surgeons are pretty egotistical. It’s... 1,696 Views / 27 Replies  
A lot of surgeons are pretty egotistical. It’s kind of necessary: “I’m going to cut you open and fix your problem, and you’ll be fine afterward” takes a pretty large amount of self confidence. ...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 30, 2021 at 10:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ve been hopeful about the organization, but... 1,840 Views / 22 Replies  
I’ve been hopeful about the organization, but unreasonably so. The organization not only didn’t wake up to reality, it kept digging deeper into its own fabrication, and using its political leverage...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 29, 2021 at 10:06 AM, in Political/War Lounge
One thing that slips past most people is that US... 1,696 Views / 27 Replies  
One thing that slips past most people is that US physicians frequently work their tails off. That "$200k" comes with very little time off. It's not 8 hour days, and in particular it's not that way...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 28, 2021 at 12:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t think I know any people who are “on the... 1,840 Views / 22 Replies  
I don’t think I know any people who are “on the fence” about this organization. Politically and ethically, I have literally no personal acquaintances who feel the organization is redeemable or...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 27, 2021 at 10:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
My point is to make it clear that, whatever the... 1,840 Views / 22 Replies  
My point is to make it clear that, whatever the “leadership” of this organization has said publicly, their actions have proven that they are corrupt, thieving, untrustworthy and anti-(everything they...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 26, 2021 at 03:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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