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Blog anniversary

Well, it turns out I did remember.

Happy 12th birthday, blog.

Amazon Fire TV Stick

Six Colors: Amazon Fire TV Stick review

We got one.

I honestly didn't think it needed to be plugged in to a power source. I figured it either used its own little battery or got power from the HDMI port or something.

That severely limits its usefulness.

Sorkin Sketch

Meh. It had its moments, but it was not particularly well done.

Messages in Yosemite Annoyances (Cont.)

Two things for now:

  1. The window moves around so easily. I click to bring it to the front, move my mouse somewhere, and the window - for some reason - follows along. STOP THAT!
  2. Also, please stop pasting links as linked text. Nobody getting my iMessage on a phone is going to be able to click it. It doesn't work. Send "" not "5 Simple Keys® Key #4, SweetSpot Path - Where from? Where to?"

Flashlight for Spotlight on Yosemite

Gonna give Flashlight a try today based on this.

Edit: Quick testing of the iMessages plugin have all failed. Hmmmm.

Aperture (The Size of the Hole, not the Software) Explained

I knew how aperture worked (pinhole cameras), but I didn't think to make my own eyesight better by looking through a hole formed by my fingers!

Monument Valley

I bought the game mostly to show support against idiots going back and re-rating it with 1 star.

Turns out it's a great game and worth multiples of the money I paid for it. Particularly if you have a Family Share plan set up.

Monument Valley on the App Store on iTunes

Daylight Saving

Me, previously on this topic.

Net Neutrality from The Oatmeal

Dear Senator Ted Cruz, I'm going to explain to you how Net Neutrality ACTUALLY works

Finder Windows Vanish on Reboot

Finder Windows Disappearing, Finder Windows Disappearing, How do I stop Finder-Tabs from closing after Shutdown/Restart

I've had this issue for years.

I have a Finder window with tabs showing. Sometimes it's just one tab ("Downloads"), sometimes it's two or three. Rarely is it ever more than one window.

I leave them minimized almost all the time.

When I reboot, they'll still be in the Dock. When I click them, they'll zoom out of the Dock, and then immediately vanish. They're still listed in the "Window" menu, but you cannot "get" to them at all.

In Terminal, killall Finder brings them back after the Finder re-launches.

Why can't they just work the first time? I don't know. I've tried deleting the saved state, the finder.plist, and other things along the way. Nothing seems to work.

Ten Years of the TST Forum

The Sand Trap Forum is One Decade Old Today

52 of the World’s Myths Debunked

52 Of The World's Most Widespread Myths And Misconceptions, Debunked

The image file is here:
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And from, 78 Cocktails Every Bar Person Should Know.

Core Speaker

The Core wireless speaker system

Dave and I each have one of these things coming.

It supposedly sounds really good, so… Yeah. I really have almost no actual use for a speaker. Maybe I can use it as a PA system or something when I give a talk. A bluetooth microphone would be all that's needed, I think.

Wal-Mart and Apple Pay

This Verbal Confrontation Shows Why Walmart Will Never Accept Apple Pay (Video)

As Tim Cook said, people like their credit cards. They're reasonably secure, they provide a record for billing, they offer rewards and points if used responsibly, they're easy to use, etc.

CurrentC or MCX is none of those things.

Apple’s Spaceship Campus Construction Update