Category Archives: Media & Tech Reviews/Reflections

Video Fridays: Some Cello Music for Your Soul

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Inspired by news of how the Italians were coping with their quarantine with evening serenades that were posted on YouTube, 9-year-old Taran Tien and his little sister, 6-year-old Calliope, offered to perform a cello concert for their next-door neighbor, 78-year-old Helen Schlam, who had been self-quarantining in her Columbus, Ohio home. Rebecca Tien, the mother of the two musicians, recorded

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More Job Search Fun… Or Not

I happened to see an open position at Apple, listed on my feed the other day via LinkedIn. This afternoon I was running into some difficulties setting up an interview within the district, so while I waited I tracked down the Apple lead… “Apple Professional Learning Specialist, Nevada.” That piqued my interest. I pulled down the info, opened a tab

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The Fool in the White House

And still claims to be “the best”… Lord Dampnuts is unfit, ill-prepared, too self-absorbed to notice and too afraid of his own shadow to not cover up all his weaknesses and faults. And those who follow him are equally delusional, and willing to sell-out their generally good moral names for single issues that he really doesn’t care about. Ugh.

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Video Mondays: Revisiting Kutiman Thru You Remix videos

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One fun part of having someone new in ones life is sharing things that you love that one’s partner has never experienced before. So over this past weekend I introduced Deb to Kutiman’s “Thru You” and “Thru You Too” projects, where this amazing musical/video artist took snippets of unrelated music performances, demos, etc., off of YouTube and crafted 15 visual

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Learning from The Damn Numbers

It shouldn’t be news to anyone that the world and our government is an imperfect thing… Not participating is NOT an option. Sorry. Your non-participation has enabled the ill-prepared or worse. Grow up and do your damn part (beyond bitching on FaceBook)! Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/08/09/new-data-makes-it-clear-nonvoters-handed-trump-the-presidency/

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

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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

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#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

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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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