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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, […]

William McRaven: If good men like Joe Maguire can’t speak the truth, we should be deeply afraid – The Washington Post

William McRaven: If good men like Joe Maguire can’t speak the truth, we should be deeply afraid – The Washington Post: As Americans, we should be frightened — deeply afraid for the future of the nation. When good men and women can’t speak the truth, when facts are inconvenient, when integrity and character no longer […]

Coffee, Cocktails, and High-Speed Pursuit

On my way to enjoy some time downtown I was passed by a burgundy sedan weaving through slow traffic in a gentrified residential neighborhood going something like 100 in a 30 with a screaming state trooper trailing about 70 yards behind. I hope the trooper got him. That driver deserves some time for “reflection.” Anyway, […]

RIP Neil Peart

Neil Peart, Rush Drummer Who Set a New Standard for Rock Virtuosity, Dead at 67 – Rolling Stone Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricist for Rush, died Tuesday, January 7th, in Santa Monica, California at age 67, according to Elliot Mintz, a family spokesperson. The cause was brain cancer, which he had been quietly battling […]

The Blinking Cursor

The Cursor blinks incessantly. Mocking me. Taunting me. Blink. Blink. On. Off. On. Off. On. On and on, marking the blank page. The blinking Cursor makes me sad because no characters follow it. Not Today. Maybe Tomorrow.

Exploring

Considering I used to write for a living, it surprises me how difficult it is to find my flow again. Granted, my decade as a newspaper journalist wrapped up more than a decade ago. In those days I would rattle off 400–1,000 words on some assigned topic after traveling, interviewing subjects, photographing subjects, and taking […]

Funeral and Japanese Whisky

Home alone yesterday and today while my wife and daughter attend a funeral for a family friend in Lexington, Ky. Since there is a Japanese whisky tasting at London Calling, I'm spending a few minutes sipping some black Colombian coffee at Mad Priest before enjoying some of my favorite types of liquor. I'm more exciting […]

Sunday Meat Day

Today is Sunday. Today is meat day. The summer has just been too hot to stand by a fire in the Big Green Egg on our deck, but that isn't the case any longer. We knew mornings were going to greet us with temperatures in the high 30s so I bought the largest pork shoulder […]