Relative Time

Episode 550 August 17, 2019 Time proceeds at a variable rate. As one approaches the speed of light, Time slows. The faster you travel the slower is Time. Life is a space ship with a warp drive. “Engage.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm6TsYypBpY Brain waves travel at the speed of light. Thoughts can occur over years or in the moment. Time is experienced in our will to notice it. The busier one’s mind, the faster is Time. Impatience slows Time. Focus speeds it up. Time travels in hindsight much faster than foresight. The memories of a lifetime can be remembered in a moment. Future...

Time Machine Flaw

Episode 549 August 10, 2019 This week's music: [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwMozVGKcAI[/embedyt] Because of a flaw in the way that Time Machine restores Mail data, Macintosh Mail.app can fail to run. Time Machine is the backup application built into macOS. It comes with the operating system and is a must use feature for every Macintosh user. Time Machine copies the entire boot drive onto an external volume (like a hard drive, flash drive or network share). Initially, Time Machine copies everything from the boot drive to the backup drive. After that, Time Machine does an incremental backup adding new and changed files...

Welcome to my New bLog

Episode 548 August 3, 2019 Evolution in computing is the one certainty. i have used the same web authoring software for more than 10 years. Ten years in computer years is like 20 years in dog years. The software should have stopped working 5 years ago. The authoring software i have used is Apple’s iWeb. Apple ceased development and support of iWeb 8 years ago. All this time i have been using unsupported software. Yet it still works and i still keep cranking out the bLog entries. The next Macintosh operating system will be macOS 10.15 Catalina. Catalina will only...

Analysis

The process of analysis is to identify the variables, then eliminate the factors that are not the problem. A client complained that when dictating an email when dictating an email the text would duplicate the text would duplicate.   Click here for this week's music. The first step in analysis is to ask questions. Find out in what environment the malfunction occurred. What operating system is being used? In which application did it occur? What changes occurred on the computer between correct operation and malfunction? What does Google know about the situation? What are the variables?: System malfunction. Application incompatibility....

Small revelation

Sometimes in life there occurs a small revelation. I have been trying to control my anger with tailgaters. I swore out loud when they trailered me on the highway     Click here for this week's music. I said to myself: stop swearing at them. So I did.       The swearing rang even louder, silently in my mind. This made me even angrier.       I realized that swearing out loud was an outlet for my anger. What to do?       An old Apple slogan danced into my head: “THINK DIFFERENT.” [requisite tech reference for...

Google is not the Internet

Google is not the Internet, it is an index of everything on the Internet. In the beginning of the Internet the creator of the Internet, Tim Berners-Lee, compiled a virtual library (vlib.org) of all websites. This was manually written. I remember this directory being available in a printed paper form.     Click here for this week's music. The format of vlib was like a Table of Contents in a book, grouping websites into categories. Obviously, vlib could not keep up with the exponential growth of the Internet. In 1995 Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) launched AltaVista search engine at altavista.digital.com....