Last evening around 8:30 I received a call from the Apple Store in Ardmore. Apparently the driver’s mother returned my iMac Pro to the suburban store, which as I explained to the nice man on the phone (I assume he was the manager) I had no convenient way of reaching, as I do not own … Continue reading A Day Late
View fullsize I like Apple products. In fact some Apple products I really love. Not that they’re all perfect, but I’m generally more than satisfied with their products and their service. Which is why I wasn’t prepared for this…I have an iMac that I bought a couple years ago, and I made a big mistake … Continue reading I Don’t Forking Believe This
Within just a few minutes of use I could tell that the new iPhone X's Face ID was far and away superior to the old unreliable (for me anyway) Touch ID.Touch ID was extremely fussy in its initial incarnation and a bit slow. Even in its second generation which everyone seemed to rave about, it … Continue reading The iPhone X’s Face ID
View fullsize One of my favorite features of Apple's iOS/MacOS ecosystem is the ability to share text messages across all devices whether they are Apple's iMessages or the conventional SMS text messages. There were a few bumps along the road while Apple was getting this working, but for the past year or so, it has … Continue reading Fixing SMS in Messages
Recently I met someone who does contract programming for the Department of Defense, and when he found out that I used to be employed by the DoD and had developed a program or two in my time, he asked me an odd question: What was my worst experience there? View fullsize That's not something I … Continue reading The One With the Chair Speech
View fullsize iVI Pro's Conversion Queue iVI Pro is a Mac application for importing and converting video; I've been using it to rip all my DVDs in anticipation of having to downsize in the near future. The following is a list of suggestions that I'm sending to them:I’ve been happily using iVI Pro to rip … Continue reading iVI Pro Suggestions
A few days ago I was watching a news program where the topic was the court's declaration that same sex marriage was now legal in Utah, and something that someone said suggested a song parody and video to me. As it happened, Apple had just released a major upgrade to their Final Cut Pro X … Continue reading I Can’t Belt! Don’t Ask Me!
I've been looking for a way to run SpinRite on a Mac for quite some time. Now at long last I've found a way.