I’m also blocking most ads and analytics trackers, mainly for security and major site performance issues. You want me to turn those on again? Respect people’s privacy and security.
Last night I attempted to go through my desk inbox and scan any new documents I had waiting. But Yosemite (OS X 10.10.x) was not recognizing my Epson Workforce 545 wireless all-in-one as a scanner. I could print to it, but not scan. Additionally, in the printer section of System Preferences, there was no Scan […]
For years I have struggled on maintaining PDF copies of various important documents (bills, statements, paperwork, etc.). I would occasionally have a day of organizing, but I was wildly inconsistent with how I named my files and folders. It was incredibly frustrating when I needed to find a particular file and had to search multiple […]
For the past year or so, I would go out of my way not to use my home Macbook Pro (mid-2010 13″). It was just too slow. Minutes to boot up, especially from hibernation, made it a bear to use. Apps were slow to load, switching user profiles was a joke, and using the critical […]
I considered myself to be a very secure geek, who follows recommended practices for keeping my data safe and secure. That is until I read this harrowing account of Mat Honan’s entire digital life being erased and taken over in a matter of minutes. The scary part about this event is that while there was […]
Ran into an interesting bug with Mac OS X’s Firewall. Every time I launched iTunes, I would be prompted by the firewall whether I wanted to allow incoming connections. Every single time I launched iTunes. Luckily, there is an easy fix according to this Apple support forum post: Doing so has worked perfectly well for […]
A few updates since I last wrote a couple of months ago: Been extremely busy at work. Site is now running on Dreamhost again (but of course still using DynDNS Custom for DNS) after about a year and a half on my own server. This site should be much faster now and have fewer quirks. […]
Ever since I have switched to using spaces on my Mac, I have had a maddening intermittent problem that I couldn’t figure out a solution to. Occasionally when I switched spaces using control-arrow on the keyboard, my screen would zoom in and I couldn’t figure out why. Turns out, I apparently sometimes move to fast […]