MACOSX: An upgrade to Mojave 10.14 … …

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An upgrade to Mojave 10.14 … …

… … broke my Text Expander forcing an upgrade, BUT … …

… … Suddenly makes my “Time Machine” work?

I wonder why? 

Not that I am complaining, but I hate when “magic” happens.

Argh!

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OPERATINGSYSTEM: Google drops CROMEOS?

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/10/29/google-plans-to-kill-chrome-os-fold-it-into-android.html?intcmp=hpff

Google plans to kill Chrome OS, fold it into Android
By Matt Smith  
Published October 30, 2015

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Cutting Chrome OS likely makes sense for the company’s bottom line, since it wasn’t making any money off the operating system. The development of concept was a way for the company to hedge its bets in case thin-client PCs took off — it was developed during the time netbooks were popular, after all. But Chromebooks have developed a loyal following over the years, and fans are sure to be unhappy about this news.

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I’m sure unhappy about this move.

Bet a lot of schools will be too.

Cheap, easy, virus-free — what was not to like.

Argh!

I think Google is making a mistake.

There was a reason that Apple donated computers to schools.

They generated “mind share”.

Ditto for chrome books and chrome boxes.

Dumb move.

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Cutting Chrome OS likely makes sense for the company’s bottom line, since it wasn’t making any money off the operating system. The development of concept was a way for the company to hedge its bets in case thin-client PCs took off — it was developed during the time netbooks were popular, after all. But Chromebooks have developed a loyal following over the years, and fans are sure to be unhappy about this news.

OPERATION SYSTEM: OS X El Capitan resets password to iCloud’s

2015-Oct-18

Upgraded to OS X El Capitan.

Ran for about an hour and then wouldn’t let me sign on to my primary id.

Argh!

Luckily, I have always followed a rule of thumb with all OS’, “create multiple admin and regular User accounts”.

So I was able to log on an alternate administrator account, so the problem was limited to the MAIN administrator account.

I could not reset the MAIN admin account from the ALTERNATE admin account.

Strange?

So since I use LASTPASS and keep all my old passwords, I just found the prior one which was the ICLOUD password.

Bingo that was it.

So, make sure you know that one, because OS X El Capitan resets it back when you upgrade.

I guess that’s a “feature”.

Argh!

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WINDOZE: Cobbling together a solution

On the NETBOOK (Asus Eepc), I have DROPBOX to echo my data directory around where needed. After the fiasco with MACBOOKAIR and the deletion of significant protions of the data directory, I decided to make a local copy of the data directory on each platform. This protects against the data loss again.

On the WINDOZE systems to do this I dragged two free utilities out of retirement. ((I expected to abandon WINDOZE but the NETBOOK was needed and it brought WINDOZE with it. Argh!)

So on each platform, I’ve created an ‘OLDBOX’ folder to backup ‘DROPBOX’. The initial copy was easy.

BUT, how do you keep it updated on a regular basis?

http://www.karenware.com/powertools/ptoad.asp#Download

http://www.karenware.com/powertools/ptreplicator.asp

KARENWARE has two FREE utilites that make this easy.

PTREPLICATOR allows you sync directories with all sorts of options. (If you leave it running.)

PTOAD is a once a day utility; it ensure that ‘stuff’ you defined gets run once per day. (If you leave it running.) So if you put it in the ‘STARTUP’ folder, it kicks off. If you reboot several times, it only runs once per day. Neat!

So problem solved that to some old friends.

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MACOSX: Where’s the date?

I think that Apple’s ‘reputation’ is unwarranted. Here’s where I start to pull at some threads in the King’s ‘garment’.

OK, I wanted to know what today’s date was.

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The screen tells me that it’s Sunday at 1620. But what’s the date? So I go to the ‘System Preferences’ screen and sure enough I’ve checked ‘Show date and time’.

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I see day and time, but no date.

An obvious oversight.

But, if this is obviously flubbed, makes you wonder what else is screwed up?

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OPERATINGSYSTEM: Cloud-centric OS? The ultimate Thin Client?

http://www.readwriteweb.com/enterprise/2010/11/chrome-os-poll.php

Poll: Do You Want to Use Chrome OS?

By Klint Finley / November 30, 2010 11:00 AM

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We recently covered five cloud-centric OSes available today. Some of them have been around for years, and can run on old desktop computers. None of them has yet to catch fire in the enterprise or anywhere else – not even Meego, which is sponsored by Intel and Nokia. It seems that people are more excited about Android than Chrome OS.

Is Chrome OS, or one of the alternatives, something YOU would want to use?

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The question, with “cloud computing”, with “cloud operating systems”, or even with Windoze with it’s Update “Service” that can change the underlying OS without User or Administrator permission, is “change control”.

How do I know that it works and works in a functionally identical manner when I can’t have “change control”?

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UBUNTU: Playing with U 10.10 on Luggable

Running it from the “try it option” off a CD I just burned.

(Old hardware is fun! Didn’t remember how loud or how heavy this “notebook” was. There’s a reason I called it “luggable”. Reminds me of the old Kaypro suitcase.)

First try it just hung. Second reboot it just worked.

Had to configure the wifi but it appears to work nicely. (No, refusal to connect as under U8.

Just starting to play.

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