Long story short, I think I’ve made permanent changes in how I structure documents, blog posts, web pages and writing on the computer. A ticker tape parade ensues. Stock prices soar! At the end of the story, I’m moving away from Evernote and towards Devonthink Pro. Here’s why (and thank you for asking.) Devonthink Pro was maybe the first (and most expensive) Mac software I purchased when I made the move from PC in early 2008. I used it to organize the elements that …

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First, I wonder if you’ve seen on the web what you’re likely to be seeing very soon out in the wild. They are pretty incredible, granted. Out of many examples, I give you Keecker and Microsoft HoloLens. RazzleDazzle Whiz Bang! Now the bad news: we can’t find the right stuff to do this for very long. And then what? There Are No Substitutes for the Metals in Your Smartphone | Motherboard Renewable Energy Needs Huge Mineral Supply | Climate Central I’m thinking–get in on …

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This time six years ago, I was dreading the consequences of the choice I made to never go to Dell again–in a hatbox or otherwise. I was fed up with the PC blue screen and had heard that Mac JUST WORKS. I wanted me some of that. And got it, mostly, since making the switch with the arrival in late January 2008 of the MacPro. I have said good-bye to the old gal now, and gone soon to another. The old system is still …

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No this will not be a back to back Gandy post.  I wouldn’t do that to you few who CAN get enough dog stories and pictures. But what I will do is get geeky on ya. I’m always looking for ways to make easy things look hard–more often than not, with regard to publicity about some town event or another, to post to FB, the blog or elsewhere. And so along comes what seems like a good investment of five bucks. Flowboard, long an …

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Google’s watching you. Go to https://maps.google.com/locationhistory/b/0/ while logged into any google app like g-mail. Turn back the calendar and follow your tracks anywhere your phone went on any given day. You can also turn on timestamps for any given time after you left home with your phone turned on and Google maps active. And you think Google doesn’t use this information, or that they wouldn’t give your geographic data points up in a heartbeat with the right kind of ‘national security’ claims? This map shows our travels …

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