New AppleTV & George Orwell

Short version: Unless you are wanting to play a few games on your TV, or unless you want to cut the cable cord, the new 1st gen TV is a total pass. Version 1 of the tvOS is, as has become standard practice for Apple’s new products, a big step backwards. The foundation they have set in place has potential… Continue reading

Some Tech Recommendations

  Waterlogue I guess you can now say that I officially live in Atlanta. We went walking in Piedmont Park where I took the quintessential “Atlanta” photo of the mid-rises reflecting in Lake Clare. The photo turned out nicely. In fact, the photo turned out so nicely I turned it into a watercolor using a new iOS app I recently… Continue reading

Unplugging Tim: An Adventure in Analog Living

One day last week was a gruesome nightmare from technology hell. There was an electrical “event” of some sort in the night necessitating calling an electrician to make sure everything was OK. (It was.) Trying to set a digital timer for a lamp almost enraged me enough to stomp the timer to bits after 30 minutes of exasperating failure with… Continue reading

I Have Always Hated It! Always!!

The Curse of the OSX Dock! Indeed, I despise the Mac OS X dock. It is always in my way! I use it once in a blue moon; so, I keep it hidden on the left side. Still, every time I send my mouse flying to the side in FCPX, I “bump” the wretched edge of the screen and the… Continue reading

Pluck Your Caps Lock Key Off of Your Keyboard!

How many times have I cursed the Caps Lock key. I’ve wished I could pluck if from my keyboard more than once. Well… turns out, you can with a simple keyboard preference change! Go to System Preferences and select Keyboard. In this window, click on Modifier Keys… Now click next to “Caps Lock” and select “No Action”. Easy!… Continue reading

A Day Late, and a Dollar…

This is a clever idea that would have been cool 15 years ago when I had a Palm PDA. In fact, I wished back in the day that someone made one. Instead, I had to buy one of those tiny fold up keyboards like the one you see at the bottom of this post. I’m not too sure a laser… Continue reading