27
February
2018

Mac Keyboard and Emojis

Someone asked me why they do not get emoji’s properly on their Mac. OK, this caused a wasted 30 minutes of delving into Emojis. So here’s the dump: Macs will automagically convert certain key sequences into emojis and offer them as autocomplete alternatives. If you type 🙂 you will get a smiley emoji. Stackoverflow as a […]

27
February
2018

AirPods not auto pairing

Wow AirPods are pretty amazing, just open up the case and put it next to your iPhone and it automatically pairs. It is supposed to allow any iCloud connected device to pair as well, but some reason this didn’t work on my MacBook Pro 2017. So off to the internet to see how to fix […]

27
February
2018

Best Helmet light

Well we tried the Light & Motion Vis Pro and I’m sad to say it failed after three weeks. It got stuck on low brightness and there was no way to change it. Good news is that REI is awesome and you can just go there and they will refund dollars. It is sad because […]

26
February
2018

Slack Notifications in iOS 11 needs a trick

Ok, this is a strange thing about slack as documented in Reddit. Most iOS applications have a notification list and you can turn it on and off, but with Slack, each “room” has a notification setting in the upper left (triple dots) section, you need to select notifications and turn them on. Otherwise, you will not […]

17
February
2018

Add SSL to your Bluehost WordPress site

I’ve been meaning for a long time to secure all my websites with SSL and I thought it would be very complicated, but it turns out Bluehost actually offers this service directly, you. You just login to bluehost.com and then go to: WordPress Tools. You will see that you have the ability to make changes […]

17
February
2018

Reward point redemptions

Well this has gotten trickier and trickier. It used to be that if you wanted to get a trip on United, then you would have to accumulate United Mileage Plus points at 1 per mile and you were off and to the races. Now this has gotten really complicated so you have to consider in […]

13
February
2018

Why can't I get a USB C Charger at 87 watts

Well first of all I don’t really understand why a MacBook Pro 15″ needs 87 watts (what a weird number), but also all the charges I’ve been looking at stop at 60 watts for some reason. So on to figure out why this is true. Turns out it has to with something called USB Power […]

11
February
2018

Digital Workflow 2018

OK back two years ago, I wrote about my workflow and it hasn’t changed much since then mainly because I stopped archiving photos. The main reason was that Vuescan kept hanging with macOS Sierra and that was really annoying. For whatever reason the latest Vuescan and High Sierra seem to get along, so I’m back in […]

08
February
2018

New Pearls of wisdom

Seems like forever that  I’ve been collecting various pearls of wisdom with literally no place to put them. Writing a book is actually a pretty involved process and then you have to get on the road and consult and give speeches, I was inspired by all the many things up on Medium and Facebook now […]

04
February
2018

Staying safe and keeping your bike going

If you’ve got a regular commuter bike and you are trying to survive the long winters without rusty chains or getting (heaven forbid) hit by a driver, here are some things to get: Puroma Bike cover. The snow and the wet are murder on a bike, so if you can keep your bike in a […]

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