Category Archives: Media & Tech Reviews/Reflections

Damn You, Apple! (Contemplating the New MacBook Pro 16”)

VR MacBook Pro 16" on my desktop

Damn You, Apple! (Contemplating the New MacBook Pro 16”) I’d heard Apple slip-stream announced their latest MacBook Pro (16”) via press release and sans “dog & pony” presentation. I rocked an original 15” Retina MacBook Pro since 2012 and even though I’ve lusted for the 27” 5K iMac I went with a 13” MacBook Pro in 2017 because I was

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Sunday Rants: Fake SitRoom PhotoOp & #HonorThePress

2019-10-27 FakePrezFakeSitRoomPhotoOp2

#PhotoOpFakePrez Figures that the fake president would have a fake situation room image pretending to being there when the “deal” went down… as with most bad “leaders” he couldn’t be bothered to leave the golf course when the hard work was being done, but insists on being in the post-action photo-op and then presenting it as if he were actual

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Unexpected Personal Costs of Upgrading to the Latest MacOS

2019-10-15 Unexpected Personal Costs of Upgrading to the Latest MacOS-1

Unexpected Personal Costs of Upgrading to the Latest MacOS Moving to the latest MacOS means the end of older 32-bit apps. In the past I haven’t thought twice about jettisoning whatever apps haven’t been kept up-to-date and done the upgrade. This time I’ve been struck by a couple apps that would require a paid upgrade to keep using the apps.

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Kodak Mobile Film Scanner: An Inexpensive Walk Down Memory Lane

2019-07-25 Kodak Mobile Film Scanner-09 - software using phone as scanner

Kodak Mobile Film Scanner: An Inexpensive Walk Down Memory Lane Many, many years ago I bought an expensive film scanner from Epson because I had years of 35mm to digitize. Never got around to it. Then my film developer provided discs, then I switch away from film and went full digital. The end. Except my interested was piqued  when Dick

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YouTube Copyright Complaint, Again!

The Beatle Yellow Sub Action Figures by Joe Bustillos

YouTube Copyright Complaint, Again! I’m getting really tired of this. I spent basically two-days putting the last episode of JBB’s Final Thoughts (video podcast) together (1 day to write and record the main monologue and 1 day to gather b-roll and edit) and I didn’t finish and upload it to YouTube until almost 6AM. Then I got notice almost immediately

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That Dude is Old… Crap, That’s Me & Other Online Conspiracies

2019-07-19 FaceApp - much older

That Dude is Old… Crap, That’s Me & Other Online Conspiracies Someone on one of my FB groups decided to challenge us to do a FaceApp selfie, mostly ‘cause we’re weird like that. Alas, that post went almost nowhere because of all of the concern about the FaceApp app sending your info to some Russian spy factory. I was meh

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Happy Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Launch Day

2019-07-16 CBS 50th Anniversary Launch of Apollo 11

Happy Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Launch Day I hope you are able to enjoy many of the Apollo 11 “you are there” programs that are being shown online and on TV. I’ve been watching the CBS 4-hour rebroadcast of their coverage on YouTube, complete with commercials and CBS “regular” news coverage from that day in 1969. Wow, the commercials are

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The Consequences of Unfocused Blogging

2019-07-06_many-blogs

The Consequences of Unfocused Blogging So, during last winter break I decided i the hopes of simplifying things that I needed to bring all of my various “blogs” (of varying interests and subjects) on to this main blog: joebustillos.com. Truthfully my blogging/posting average has dropped significantly since the Full Sail years when blogging was actually part of one of the

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