Author Archives: MEC

Pages 5 and Importing Styles

I’ve been experimenting with styles in Pages 5.1, and have finally figured out how to copy styles from one document to another. Figuring this out is important, because Pages 5.1 has no style import function, and to properly export an … Continue reading

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Very light…

And tasty, too.

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The bait-and-switch battle for eyeballs

Forbes goes the extra mile in shoving an Apple reference into an article that is actually about something else completely: The headline: “No iPhone Bump For September Retail Sales” The first paragraph: “Even though U.S. shoppers raced out to buy … Continue reading

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Syncing Vinny with TBS

Vin Scully is doing the play-by-play announcing for the National League Championship Series on the radio. The series is being telecast by TBS, which has its own announcers. They aren’t national treasures like Vin Scully is. A billion years ago, … Continue reading

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Reading the Writing on the Wall(paper)

With the release of iOS 7, I’ve been hearing lots of muttering about how hard the home screens are to read with new system font (a variant of Helvetica Neue). While I do agree that the new font is slender … Continue reading

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What I learned in the TWC-CBS war

Time Warner Cable and CBS are having a spat over pricing, and, as a result, no CBS channels are currently available on Time Warner Cable in my community. CBS, to retaliate, has decided to block access to CBS Web sites … Continue reading

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Things to avoid when planning a dinner party

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Honestly, I’m not THAT depressed…

Nonetheless, I did spend part of my weekend composing suicide notes for the time-challenged self-annihilator. * Sorry to leave you such a mess. But you have my word that I won’t do it again! * Don’t be so surprised — … Continue reading

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What Siri Won’t Do But Should

Siri continues to be a work-in-progress, and though it is useful, it still has surprising gaps. For example, Siri should know basic information about what you have on your iOS device, if not in 3rd party apps, surely in Apple-supplied … Continue reading

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The Social Curmudgeon

Posted on Twitter today: When Twitter emails me with suggestions for whom to follow, I want to write back, “I’ll do my OWN stalking, thank you!!” Posted on Facebook today: Facebook keeps encouraging me for my contacts in order to add more … Continue reading

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