Watched the penultimate episode of Station Eleven last night. The loneliness and loss is devastating. It probably doesn’t help that I’m also halfway through The Great Influenza and we’re all an indeterminate way through a real pandemic.
An exposure notification for Christmas Day?? I didn’t even leave the house!
Go Blue! First victory in the Big Ten Championship game!
I want to believe.
A brilliant, elevated essay: Oh My Fucking God, Get the Fucking Vaccine Already, You Fucking Fucks - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
I just shared our broadband details with Consumer Reports - I’m so glad to see they’re doing a detailed study on the internet situation in the US.
Using Keyboard Maestro to Trigger Target Display Mode
I’m still using my now-ancient 2013 iMac in Target Display Mode as my primary monitor for work-from-home. Due to some muscle issues, I’ve switched from using Apple’s keyboards to using the Kinesis Freestyle Edge split keyboard with its tenting kit. I also invested in a basic USB 2.0 ‘switching’ hub so I can flip the keyboard between my iMac and MacBook Pro.
The problem: ⌘+F2 doesn’t trigger Target Display Mode from the Kinesis keyboard. I don’t want to have to keep pulling the Apple Magic Keyboard out of the drawer to switch the display.
Solution: I created a Keyboard Maestro macro that sends this AppleScript command.
tell application "System Events" to key code 144 using command down
I’m triggering it by the same ⌘+F2 hot key that should natively work.
Since my iMac is still on Mojave, there are some known bugs with Accessibility permissions. I ended up having to restart the Keyboard Maestro Engine a few times while cycling the Accessibility permissions in the Security & Privacy Preference Pane.
Impressive tech story in the new F-150 Lightning, but I’m even more impressed that the soundtrack is Battles???
The irony of lossy AirPlay2 finally having a robust ecosystem, and Apple Music introducing lossless content.