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Art

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”

– Aristotle

Tech

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

– Arthur C. Clarke

New Host For MacSage

It's been a rough start! Hosts never really want to make migration to another host easy. Bluehost.com was no exception. After realizing that Bluehost had reduced performance on my website servers to the point of an average load time of 15 seconds, I just couldn't accept it anymore. I had made repeated attempts with tech support to improve this...

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Bitcoin on the Rise

Bitcoin on the Rise

As I write, Bitcoin is north of $730. I'm guessing this has something to do with the fact that Bitcoin will be halving sometime early next month. This means that Bitcoin is becoming rarer. There is also some speculation about debt in China driving their investments towards alternative options. Buckle up! This is going to be quite a ride!

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Apple is Absent from NAB 2016

Apple is Absent from NAB 2016

It appears that Apple has decided that they are so big and important that they don't need to go to events like MacWorld and NAB. Apple was absent at the recent NAB 2016. Presumably, the reasoning is that they can schedule and host their own events, stream them live and generate a huge online draw. This reasoning may be true for products like the...

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Disruptive Tech, Bitcoin, and a New Order

I've spent the holiday time off doing a deep-dive into the disruptive technology of Bitcoin and the underlying techonlogy. From what I can see, Bitcoin is quickly becoming a profoundly disruptive technology. Actually, it's not really specifically Bitcoin itself. Digital currencies, and even cryptocurrencies, have been around for a number of...

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Beware of iOS 8.4

Beware of iOS 8.4

One of the biggest reasons I never apply an OS update from Apple as soon as it is released is because I don't want to lose functionality. Sometimes an Apple update just breaks things. This has happened often enough to make me wait until it's discovered and fixed. But increasingly, Apple has secretly eliminated features or functionality in order...

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The iPhone 6 After Four Months

The iPhone 6 After Four Months

I've now had my iPhone 6 four months and I'm ready to give a balanced review. First, it should be noted that 4 months ago I upgraded from an iPhone 4s. My philosophy with Apple products in general has evolved from a "got to have the latest" mentality into a "I will upgrade when the improvements are significant" mentality. In the past 5-8 years,...

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Apple Watch

Apple Watch

I'm excited about Apple's new iPhone 6. I will probably upgrade my iPhone 4s in a few weeks when they become available. I'm not sure about the iPhone 6 Plus. I don't think I want to be carrying around a small iPad mini in pocket. I am especially excited about the new 8MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture and the ability to capture 1080p HD and 60-fps...

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How To Fix Startup Problems on Your Mac

How To Fix Startup Problems on Your Mac

I'm getting more and more calls and emails from friends and family regarding startup problems with their Macs. This seems to be especially true for the iMacs. So I've put together a list of the best ways to fix these problems. If your Mac hangs on a white screen or just won't start up normally, there are a number of things you can do to try to...

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