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I Am the Night

I Am the Night

It’s no secret… I got a new office chair. After at least 10 years, probably more since I can’t find the receipt, I decided to get a new chair for my office. I was inspired by web window shopping and seeing all the YouTube bloggers decked out with what they call...

I Want to Ride My Bicycle…

I Want to Ride My Bicycle…

The rock band Queen put it aptly, "I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride it where I ride." And sometimes that means indoors. Since I was in need of some additional training because I am not a gym rat, nor a runner, I thought perhaps some indoor bike training would...

Friendly Neighborhood Web Guy (not Spider-man)

Friendly Neighborhood Web Guy (not Spider-man)

I’ll be right upfront with you, I am no super hero. I have no powers, possess average intelligence and my physical condition is at best slightly better than the next guy. But what I do possess is a lot of experience – building websites, troubleshooting computer...

The Portrait of an iPad in Landscape

The Portrait of an iPad in Landscape

Ok, the punny title was a bit of a stretch, but it does the job conveying the topic of this post, as well as this image of James Joyce conveys my frustration. First I want to get this out of the way – I really like my iPad Pro. I have used the iPad for long enough...

The Quest for VR

The Quest for VR

Several months ago, before they started flying off the shelves and now are practically non-existent, I purchased an Oculus Quest virtual headset. My experience with it has been eye-opening. Give the developers their due, they got it right. Using it was natural from...

Catalina on a Hot Tin Roof

Catalina on a Hot Tin Roof

I installed the newest Mac OS two days ago on my iMac after a very uncharacteristic delay. I mean, not being able to run 32-bit applications? What’s up with that? I mean, abandoning the floppy drive was one thing, removing the stereo mini-jack from the iPhones was...

I Do Not Subscribe to That!

I Do Not Subscribe to That!

I object to this move to a subscription-based model of software renting. Yes, I know it's been coming for a number of years, and I hung dearly onto my copy of Adobe CS 5.5 for as long as I possibly could. But the tighter my grip, the more software slipped through my...

Kids, don’t try this at home (unless you have to)

Kids, don’t try this at home (unless you have to)

There I was, happily working away on my 27" iMac (mid 2010) quad-core i5, 12GB RAM, 1TB SSD drive, built-in optical drive when the display started throwing up... patterned squares of color. A couple of reboots fixed the problem. Then it started happening more...

Independence(less) Day

Independence(less) Day

Ah, the good old days... Remember when the family would gather in front of the radio to listen to the latest from the Green Hornet... whoops, wrong era. Remember when the family would gather in front of the TV to watch the latest episode of Happy Days? Closer, but not...