Fitting New Word for 2020

I learned a new word, one that perfectly describes Dr. Scott Atlas and many others in the Trump administration. Ultracrepidarianism is the habit of giving opinions and advice on matters outside of one’s knowledge. Fancy way of saying, “He’s full of shit!” Now, enjoy George Carlin!

How I lost control of our bank accounts to a phone scammer

How I lost control of our bank accounts to a phone scammer | The Robservatory: Do yourself a favor, and don’t be me. I never thought I’d be “that guy” either, as I keep current on scams, look for signs of fishiness on phone calls, etc. Still, they got me, and it was painful—not necessarily… Continue reading How I lost control of our bank accounts to a phone scammer

TipBITS: Enable the Startup Chime on New Macs – TidBITS

TipBITS: Enable the Startup Chime on New Macs – TidBITS: When Apple disabled the startup sound by default in 2016, it was discovered that a Terminal command could bring it back: sudo nvram BootAudio=%01 Unfortunately, that approach stopped working with Mac models in 2017, presumably due to Apple removing the option in a macOS update,… Continue reading TipBITS: Enable the Startup Chime on New Macs – TidBITS

Updated WordPress, Updated Theme

Updated to the latest WordPress 5.3 “Kirk” and trying out the default 2020 theme. With a few tweaks, I think I like it. 2019-11-17 update: I don’t like numbers that descend below the baseline, so I’ve swapped the font from the default to Gentium Book Basic.

Fast Software, the Best Software — by Craig Mod

Fast Software, the Best Software — by Craig Mod: Software that’s speedy usually means it’s focused. Like a good tool, it often means that it’s simple, but that’s not necessarily true. Speed in software is probably the most valuable, least valued asset. To me, speedy software is the difference between an application smoothly integrating into… Continue reading Fast Software, the Best Software — by Craig Mod

Keep Podcasts on RSS

I’m still upset that Google provided Reader, then killed it. Don’t let the same mess happen with podcasts. Big companies are trying to monetize and monopolize an open standard. Please don’t let this happen. Learn more: PODCAST WARS: $100 MILLION STARTUP LUMINARY LAUNCHES TOMORROW WITHOUT REPLY ALL OR THE DAILY Spotify gets serious about podcasts… Continue reading Keep Podcasts on RSS

Breaking Digital Bonds

My habits have become terrible. All of my idle moments are filled with Twitter, Instagram, and endless mindless games of Microsoft Solitaire (which is the best handheld solitaire game I have found to date and please don't download it for your own sake and sanity just DON'T DO IT). So it's time for some change.… Continue reading Breaking Digital Bonds

Typography for Everyone Makes Texts Much Easier to Read | NOUPE

Typography for Everyone Makes Texts Much Easier to Read | NOUPE: The starting point for the observation is always the continuous text, which is what we write into the p-tags on the web. This text is the index, meaning it keeps the font size of 100 percent. All other elements are derived from that. According… Continue reading Typography for Everyone Makes Texts Much Easier to Read | NOUPE