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

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

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,… Continue reading Coffee, Cocktails, and High-Speed Pursuit

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… Continue reading RIP Neil Peart

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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.

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.