all the posts…

Apple Stores Closed Worldwide.

“until further notice” Apple.com says all stores worldwide are closed “until further notice“. However, for many this may signal the beginning of the end. Apple, unlike many other retail stores in malls, are well positioned to move to an online only company. For years now there stores have really been like a show room, and… Continue reading Apple Stores Closed Worldwide.

Google is Offering Scholarships to Learn Python

Think Free Coding Education... Once again, the tech giant is funding about 2,500 scholarships on the Coursera platform to learn Python. "Python is now the most in-demand programming language, and more than 530,000 U.S. jobs, including 75,000 entry-level jobs require Python proficiency. With this new certificate, you can learn Python, Git and IT automation within… Continue reading Google is Offering Scholarships to Learn Python

Old Technology Still in Use…

What is it about visiting a train museum that makes you feel like a little kid again? Likely it's the colossal size of the machines, but it really is a lot of fun to step inside and feel like you're visiting the past. This was my experience when, finally, at my father's repeated encouragement, I… Continue reading Old Technology Still in Use…

Apple Card and Balance Transfer – Be Advised

TLDR; Nope. So, Apple Card...super easy to get approved for and it’s great to get cash back fast (as in usually posts within about a day or two to your Apple Cash card in the wallet) Those are the main...mmm, maybe only benefits. Depending on your credit score there will be an apr of something… Continue reading Apple Card and Balance Transfer – Be Advised

Addendum to the iFixit Repair Guide for 21.5″ iMacs

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2544 Upgrade I recently bought a late 2012 iMac with a broken screen at a very *low* price and gradually collected parts, upgrades to make this a little project machine. Over the past weekend I used the iFixit guide to do the teardown and replace the CPU, memory, hdd to ssd,… Continue reading Addendum to the iFixit Repair Guide for 21.5″ iMacs

How Long Does it Take to Learn a New Skill?

Less than you think... TLDR; 20 hrs Photo by Startup Stock Photos from Pexels Some time ago I was interviewing for a new position at work and the manager introduced me to the idea that it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert in a field. This was based on their reading of Malcolm Gladwell's "The Outliers". I… Continue reading How Long Does it Take to Learn a New Skill?

How to Save Browsing Sessions on Mac and PC

TLDR; Extension for Chrome and Microsoft Edge: Session Buddy Session Buddy is an extension for Chrome; and since the Microsoft Edge (Chromium based) is now in beta for Mac (and PC) you can use it on both macOS and Windows. If you haven't tried Edge beta, I'd give a try, personally I see advantages over… Continue reading How to Save Browsing Sessions on Mac and PC

Foreceipt…Personal Bookkeeper in Your Pocket

TLDR; Best non-automated finance tracking app: Foreceipt. It’s just $.99 a month and worth every penny. Your welcome. Some years ago, I set out to find the best finance tracking app for my needs. Open App Store, search finance. Done. Right? No doubt like many have already discovered, it’s a bit confusing and time consuming.… Continue reading Foreceipt…Personal Bookkeeper in Your Pocket