Apple Stores Closed Worldwide.

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 with malls closing across America, even before corona virus, this may be a … 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 six months,” Natalie Van Kleef Conley Product Lead, Grow with … 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 visited the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento and was … 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 like 15-24%, so not the greatest there unless you plan … 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, wireless card, and lcd panel. As it turns out this … 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 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 never read the book, but the idea stuck with me. Today, I learned something … 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 just plain Chrome. And you can get Session Buddy in … 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. And it all depends on what your specific needs are. … Continue reading Foreceipt…Personal Bookkeeper in Your Pocket