In case you’re looking for any additional reasons to dump Facebook:
Zuckerberg […] seemed to give Facebook “systems” credit for finding and stopping […] messages inciting ethnic violence in Myanmar. […] those messages were discovered by [NGOs] that tried in vain for days to get Facebook to address the problem.
NGOs Complain They’re Doing Facebook’s Work For Them
Looks like iOS 11.3 fixes one of my Music.app gripes — opening a playlist, playing a song, and tapping on the song’s album name to see the album would take you back to the playlist view. Now you have a choice of Artist, Album, or Playlist view.
This is a great primer on iOS privacy from the team behind Halide. I didn’t realize you could use the Share Extension to publish to Instagram without granting them access to your photos!
A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Cookies
The Homebrew team has reverted their previous decision to force
python to point to
python3. What a confusing mess.
According to PEP 394,
python should point to
python2, for consistency across Unix-like systems, so this restores compatibility.
I just ran into this macOS Apple Pay bug. It’s getting tedious to keep hitting edge cases:
Unable to add Apple Pay wallet after restoring a Time Machine Backup
I knew we got a lot of snow, but I didn’t realize it was 21”!
Worcester snowfall — 21.8 inches — sets record for date
Finally giving Taskmator a try — I’ve been meaning to download this forever.
A quick update on the Python/Homebrew situation; it looks like
node-gyp has been updated to correctly find Python 2.7.x.
With that change, I’ve now removed Python 2.7.x from my
.bash_profile. I’m still leaving
python@2 linked via
brew link python@2 --force), so that I can can run
python2 for access to a Python 2.7.x environment.
I bought my iMac in 2013 and sprung for a Thunderbolt cable so I could use Target Display Mode. Today, with a forecast of 12-18” of snow, is the first day I’ve worked from home and gotten Target Display Mode working. It’s glorious.
If anyone out there is still using the File Transporter system, there’s a compatibility issue with High Sierra. The last version available via the official update channel is 4.2.12, but there’s a patch for version 4.2.18 available from their support site. This restores access to the Transporter Library.
This issue reminded me that support for this system ended in September, 2017, so I’m on borrowed time. I just upgraded to the 2TB storage plan on iCloud, so I may test migrating the data I have on the File Transporter into iCloud… but that seems risky.