Archive | December, 2017

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Merry Christmas!

I was sitting near Rockefeller Center, watching the Saks light show and 10,000 of my closest friends recording it on their iPhones, when I caught this scene, literally at my feet.  Good things are like that sometimes - all we have to do is open our eyes and see what's there. A very Merry Christmas [...]
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Rotten Apples: Mac Anti-malware

Macs get Malware. There, let the flames begin. There’s still an impression that Macs are somehow immune and you don’t need any sort of protection. While it’s true that viruses are very rare, malware (i.e. anything I don’t want running on my system) is quite common. So what’s the state of Mac Antimalware these days?

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Christmas In New York

When in comes to Christmas, there's some American traditions that come to mind.  Sleigh rides in New England, Snow in the Colorado mountains, and the tree at Rockefeller Center in New York among them.  We went there recently, and I was able to capture this panoramic image of the scene.    Right behind where I [...]
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1Password Revisited

A few months ago, AgileBits, the makers of 1Password, made some changes to their licensing model, which created a lot of confusion and concern.  I wrote about those here: https://douglhotka.com/2017/07/12/1password-and-the-loss-of-local-sync/ and took 1Password off my recommended list.  Since then I’ve collected new information, and re-evaluated things.  Short answer, it’s back on the list, with a […]

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Photo Friday (on Thursday) – Remember Pearl Harbor

Photo Friday is a day early this week, to remember and honor those who fought and gave their lives at Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. We visited there in 2006, just as I was starting to get into photography.  Like many folks, I took my camera with me, but didn't think I'd use it [...]
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Rent Cars? Smartphone? Don’t Connect it

I travel for business and while Lyft is a growing part of my travel plans, I still frequently rent cars.  And I carry a cigarette adapter and mini-phono cable to connect to the car speakers.  Yep, Bluetooth and USB connections are something to avoid.

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Why I live in Colorado

There's a lot of reasons I live in Colorado - the mountains, wilderness, snow, sun, and fresh air (though not football at the moment).  This is another one - shot last week out in my back yard - we've had these almost every night for couple of weeks.  Truly amazing, though the image doesn't do [...]
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