Some of what I’m longing to play, as I get back into my piano lessons, are a couple of pieces by Debussy. Yes, I’m punching way above my weight so-to-speak but we all have to have goals right? The two pieces in question are “Reverie” and “Clair de Lune”. These are achingly beautiful pieces ofContinue reading “Timings on Debussy”
Pretty historic days yesterday and today for the Democratic Party with the introduction of Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s running mate for VP. First Black/Indian (as in India) woman in that position. She’s going to make a kickass VP in January.
4 years ago I started taking piano lessons. It was a dream of mine to some day really be able to play the piano well. Real life sometimes changes plans however and because of the increasing costs of my kids’ activities I had to quit. 4 years later things have changed a bit and I’mContinue reading “Back to piano lessons”
I’ve been struggling a bit with Java on Windows when I have needed to load a native library required by the application I’m currently working on (believe it or not a Java desktop application. Yes they still exist! 🙂 There are several options: Load from an explicitly specified absolute path using the System.load call. MakeContinue reading “Loading a native library in Java on Windows”
Knowing that I probably shouldn’t be doing this but doing it anyhow because the itch is there I setup an OmniFocus trial again. Just really curious to give it hard go for two weeks and see where that leads me. I really like Things but it can’t hurt to look elsewhere on occasion if onlyContinue reading “Here we go again – hello OmniFocus”
Sitting here about to shut stuff down for the night it just dawned on me that planning for stuff I need to do doesn’t just happen in a task manager. Yes the task manager is for planning but it’s the final destination for other planning work that needs to be done beforehand. Part of myContinue reading “Just a thought on task management”
I decided to check out the Safari Technology Preview but when I found out that the 1Password extension (no, not even the beta one) wouldn’t work there was little point in continuing as I rely on that for any passwords. I uninstalled the Tech Preview via App Cleaner and Uninstaller and one folder couldn’t beContinue reading “Disabling SIP to delete “trouble” files in MacOS Catalina”
Disappointed with Google Drive and Dropbox in iOS Just found out that neither the Google Drive or the Dropbox iOS applications fully support the Files API on iOS and thus I can’t set up folders in Google Drive or Dropbox in iA Writer. I had planned on moving all of my writing to Google DriveContinue reading “Disappointed with Google Drive and Dropbox in iOS”
Hey micro.blog? Anyone know what happened to @smokey? The guy was prolific but hasn’t posted since Feb. which seems a bit out of character. Hoping he’s OK.