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If you use “home sharing” do NOT upgrade to iOS 8.4

So, my own fault for not reading the fine print, but one of my favorite features of iOS vanishes with iOS 8.4 – the “home sharing” of music on a single WiFi network. Specifically, iOS 8.4 clients can no longer connect to a shared music library on the local network for Music playback (Video playback still works fine).

Engadget claims that Eddie Cue of Apple tweets that home sharing will be back in iOS 9 (later this Fall), hopefully that is accurate, as many of us use home sharing to play each other’s music in one household.

http://www.engadget.com/2015/07/07/apple-music-home-sharing-ios-9/

https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1596/en_US/ipod_touch_user_guide.pdf (search the PDF for how to turn on home sharing of videos in iOS 8.4)

Is racism the American Way? Does it have to be?

Wow, the article/essay linked below is powerfully and http://roycmartin.com/liquid-cialis well written. For what it’s worth, I have always hated “Gone With the Wind” myself, and “Braveheart” too.

Yes, you’re a racist… and a traitor. – an essay on Medium.com by John E. Price

Here is another one, also beautifully written, and with the keys to the click here viagra canadian pharmacy salvation of buy cialis without a prescription our nation: the author’s principal who took the time to get viagra cheap'>get viagra cheap educate the author on the impact of his own insensitivity saved him from a lifetime of ignorance! May we all step up and take the time to learn and to have compassion and sensitivity to our fellow human beings and Americans.

Heritage, Hate and and the Juvenilization of Free Speech – an message of hope from Stephen Ingram

I think it is absolutely critical that we all take away from that the simple fact that patiently and directly addressing racism with thoughtful questions can help those ignorant of the impact of their actions to make a change in their life and buy cialis online without a prescription'>buy cialis online without a prescription the lives of others if they want to. It does not address the http://oene.com.br/online-viagra-prescriptions willfully ignorant, but how do we know who is willing to change and does not realize it unless we take the time to try? I know this takes enormous courage, and perhaps it was easier for a school principal in a position of cialis pill authority than it will be for most of us, but I think more of us should try.

I think we can even generalize a call to action; we should all be calling out bad behavior promptly, and using social pressure to induce members of society to http://n-tropia.com/cialis-prescription have a little respect and compassion for others.

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Vegetable Garden, 2015

I should have done this every year I’ve had a garden, log the sewing of seeds and plantings and photograph the progress with notes so that in following years I learn from mistakes.

I began this year’s garden a little late due to cold weather and outside events that prevented an early start; but I did start with wonderfully prepared garden beds that had been deliberately left fallow through 2014 except for Oregano that just will not stop prospering and a Fig Bush left over from a Fig Tree that was badly damaged in a snow storm years ago.

On April 2nd, 2015 I sewed from seeds, four small areas: mesclun mixed lettuces, cilantro, and multi-colored carrots.

first area in first bed prepared

started planting carrots, mesclun mix, and cilantro from seeds

April 5th: sewed from seeds a row of swiss chard and only now viagra online india weeded some more of the first garden bed.

Late April: noticed swiss chard, mesclun lettuces and cilantro coming up; no sign of carrots.

On May 9th: took this photo of cheap cialis canada the baby lettuces (mesclun mix) that had come up so beautifully and a photo of the young swiss chard…

Lettuces, Greens

Mesclun Mix coming up nicely


Young Swiss Chard

Young Swiss Chard

May 19th: planted 4 varieties tomato plants, 3 zucchini, 2 yellow squash, 2 Indian corn, 5 basils (one purple), and thai pepper plant.

May 20th: planted two varieties of corn seeds, basil seeds, more mesclun and lettuce seeds, more swiss chard seeds, more cilantro seeds; we gave up on the carrots which never surfaced.

May 24th: planted watermelon seeds, cantaloupe seeds, sugar snap pea seeds, green bean seeds, acorn squash seeds, cucumber seeds, thai chili pepper seeds, and garlic bulbs. Also thinned out Fig Bush, mowed, watered garden, accidentally killed thai chili pepper.

May 25th: planted baby rosemary

May 26th: planted four more tomato plants from Rick and Carla’s seeds (small plants), noticed corn coming up.

May 29th: planted chocolate mint in the mint bed behind the house (not in the garden proper).

May 30th: planted beet seeds, pinched lower tomatoe branches, noticed cucumbers, peas, watermelons, musk melons, basil, and beans coming up. Planted replacement Thai chili pepper plant.

Baby Sweet Corn

Baby Sweet Corn


Baby Cucumber

Baby Cucumber

Swiss Chard, Cilantro, Yellow Squash in Back

Swiss Chard, Cilantro, Yellow Squash in Back


Baby Canteloupe (Musk Melon)

Baby Canteloupe (Musk Melon)

Watermelon

Watermelon


Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Basil and Purple Basil

Basil and Purple Basil


Rosemary and lots of Oregano

Rosemary and lots of Oregano

Baby Green Beans

Baby Green Beans


Baby Sugar Snap Peas

Baby Sugar Snap Peas

Baby Basil Sprouts

Baby Basil Sprouts


Yellow Squash, Swiss Chard, Cilantro, Mesclun Mix

Yellow Squash, Swiss Chard, Cilantro, Mesclun Mix

May 31st: Yay! The acorn squash seeds are sprouting!

Acorn Squash Sprout

Acorn Squash Sprout

June 3rd: heavy rain, 1-2 inches over whole day; the beet seeds sprouting already.

June 6th: Some photos…

Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar Snap Peas

New Lettuce/Mesclun Mix Sprouts

New Lettuce/Mesclun Mix Sprouts

June 7th: Plant more green bean seeds since so few sprouted. Add second string for peas and viagra soft beans to climb on.

June 9th: Took some photos to document the progress…

Corn, Snap Peas, Cucumbers, Squash, Chard

Corn, Snap Peas, Cucumbers, Squash, Chard

Tomatoes, Zuchinni, Melons

Tomatoes, Zuchinni, Melons

Happy Basil

Happy Basil

June 13th: Garlic is visible now.

Garlic plant

Garlic plant

June 14th: Planted kale seeds. Zuchinni and Squash are flowering.

Flowering Zuchinni

Flowering Zuchinni

June 18th: Finished the mailbox bed.

Mailbox Bed

Artemesia, Dahlia, Pentas, Celosia, Dusty Miller, Cardinal Flower, Oreganum

June 20th: Kale sprouts are visible. Big storms and deer get through fence, the vermin chomped on some tomatoes and marigolds.

Flowering Zuchinni

Flowering Zuchinni


Snap Peas

Snap Peas need a little something to cling to


Kale sprouts

Itty-bitty kale sprout next to Mesclun Mix

June 21st: Repaired fence, braced corn and tomato plants back up from storm.

Tall Corn

Corn is more than knee high well before the skunkgal.com fourth of July. Human in photo for scale.

June 27th: We have zucchini!

Zucchini

Zucchini and flowers

June 29th: We have yellow squash and the Thai chili seeds have sprouted!

Yellow Squash

Yellow Squash


Thai Chili Sprouts

Thai Chili Sprouts

July 2nd: Harvested Zucchini and Yellow Squash, and enjoying a steady stream of mesclun mixed lettuces, chard, oregano, rosemary, and basil.

Zucchini and Squash Harvest

Zucchini and Squash Harvest

July 14th: Harvested more Zucchini, Basil, Oregano, Rosemary. Snap Peas are visible on the vines, as are green beans. We have corn cobs, and cucumbers, and a Thai chili pepper! The second attempt at carrots is more successful.

Green Beans

Green Beans

Carrot Sprouts

Carrot Sprouts

Thai Chili Pepper

Thai Chili Pepper


Tomatoes

Tomatoes

First Cucumber

First Cucumber

Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar Snap Peas


Ears of Indian Corn

Ears of Indian Corn

July 16th: harvested first cucumbers, green beans, and sugar snap peas! There really is nothing like a fresh snap pea, yum! Also harvested more zucchini, mesclun lettuces, basil, oregano, thyme. Something ate my kale sprouts and www.coeescv.net beet sprouts again, damn.

HBO Now finally launches!

I have been wishing to subscribe to look there buy viagra without a prescription HBO directly for years, and living without HBO entirely or visiting friends to see the excellent shows without paying for a hugely overpriced bundle of crap from a cable company… and finally HBO Now is available. It launched in Apple’s iTunes App stores earlier today (April 7th, 2015) and will allow HBO content in AppleTV, iPad, and iPhone (possibly iPod Touch as well). Although my AppleTVs are older, I am hoping I can airplay the content or update them to play the new service. Everyone expects HBO Now to become available on Roku in about 3 months, and other devices will follow after that. This is a huge win for “cord-cutters” who want HBO’s excellent programming and don’t want to wait until the shows come out on DVD a few years after they first show.

I wish it was a little cheaper (the stand alone service will be $14.99/month) and you have to already have internet access and a device (iPad, iPhone, AppleTV – eventually Roku, etc) – but this is exactly what I have been asking HBO for, so time to pony up and subscribe.

To get HBO Now for yourself, open up iTunes on any Mac or Windows computer, and go to the App Store, search for “HBO Now” and download the app. On your IOS device, install and start the “HBO Now” app, and sign into your iTunes account. It looks like billing will be through Apple iTunes Store, at least initially (though HBO has you sign up as well – so I suspect that may separate some day).

Update The new HBO Now channel does not show up directly on my older 2nd generation AppleTVs, but I can AirPlay from my iPhone and iPad to the 2nd generation AppleTV just fine, and the resolution is beautiful.

Damn, the price of http://larptrek.com/canadian-pharmacy-online success is ugly….

For a very long time Mac OS X was very, very safe. Still no known viruses today, and very little malware, mostly exploiting Java, Flash, or SilverLight. That was due to two huge advantages: 1) a vastly more secure operating system than Microsoft Windows, and 2) a tiny user base not worth targeting with slimy malware.

Now Mac OS X is the http://www.thegreatdisplaycompany.com/high-quality-viagra most popular full computer operating system in the world on new computers. If you include tablets, OS X is in third place behind Android variants and iOS. While this is a huge success for Apple, it brings with it a giant new status as target for malware writers… and although the operating system is still very, very secure… social engineering (tricking humans to install malware) has become vastly more sophisticated….

I need to read this in more detail, but the brave new world of malware and crud has arrived for OS X users… be careful where you get your applications from and we recommend buying cialis online verify it is only from trusted sources.

http://www.howtogeek.com/210589/mac-os-x-isn’t-safe-anymore-the-crapware-malware-epidemic-has-begun/

Fun assertion: “Java was responsible for 91% of attacks in 2013.”

unlocked black 32GB iPhone 4S for sale

I have an unlocked, formerly AT&T, 32GB black iPhone 4S in absolutely mint condition (always been inside a LifeProof case) with original box and materials for sale. Contact me if interested. It is currently running iOS 8.1.2, but 8.1.3 is a trivial update for it.

Cold Weather Tips

Oh my it’s cold… Stay warm folks. Keep a towel and blanket and snow shovel in the car. Extra mittens, scarves, and hoods/hats don’t hurt either.

This cold, lift your wipers up off the windshield… Plan your trips between car and building carefully before opening the door and making the trip.

The long term forecast has no chance to melt anything – so if it does snow – clean it all the way to pavement this time, the usual mid-Atlantic regional habit of letting the viagra non prescription'>viagra non prescription sun melt the last bit will not work this week… it is not getting warm enough for several days.

Really sophisticated email phishing scam claiming to be from Amazon

I have in my inbox two examples of the most sophisticated phishing scam emails I have ever seen. I only caught them because I always review full SMTP headers in my emails; and the return paths and from addressing did not match – these scam emails claim to be from Amazon Notification, and they have a very authentic look and order viagra canada'>order viagra canada feel that matches my memory of Amazon’s own emails quite effectively. They have a “Track your package” link that talks about a gift card (that I know I never ordered). The link does not take you to an Amazon website, but does redirect about a dozen times before tricking Safari into playing a sound file and alerts (one of the many reasons I do NOT use Safari nor MSIE as my main browser). Ugh… this will fool a lot of people I think. Be careful folks.

Initial Yosemite (Mac OS X 10.10) testing results: Don’t do it!

Wow – Yosemite (Mac OS X 10.10.1) still sucks, completely.

I can install Yosemite to an empty drive fine and start from scratch. That mostly works, though it makes my mid-2007 iMac (2GHz, ATI Radeon 2400, 4GB, 250GB SATA) run very slow and I hate the way it looks.

I cannot successfully run Migration Assistant to pull from a good backup of my working Mavericks system backups; Migration Assistant never completes, saying it has about 2 minutes remaining after 8 hours, and then staying at 2 minutes remaining for days (tested to 3 days). Quitting Migration Assistant and trying to use the system it is broken… Finder cannot see Applications, the Dock is frozen and unresponsive, Spotlight can find nothing.

I cannot upgrade Yosemite on top of follow link watermelon viagra the existing Mavericks system without loosing ALL Applications (including the ones from Apple). Same details as scratch install and migrate data; Terminal can list the files in /Applications; but Finder cannot see them.

I have to say I hate the appearance of Yosemite even on the working blank system.

Thank goodness for backups.

Thank goodness for Mavericks.

To be fair this is on some pretty old hardware, a Mid 2007 iMac 20″ (iMac7,1) with 2GHz Core2 Duo, ATI Radeon HD2400, 4GB memory, 250GB SATA spinning drive that is 87% full). Officially the oldest iMac that can be supported for Yosemite, barely. Chief complaint, on upgraded system is that Applications folder appears empty in Finder, though terminal can see the files listed. Dock is unresponsive, clicks never get acknowledged at all. Spotlight search is very slow (2 minutes to find and launch Terminal). Stock hardware, no changes; but I do have seven years of software cruft and cheap viagra no prescription'>cheap viagra no prescription all applications since initially running Leopard (10.5) back in 2007; though I purged a lot to upgrade to Lion as the it's great! viagra order PowerPC emulator vanished then.

Please Vote on November 4th

Virginians, please vote on November 4th. United States Senator, United States Congress, and a proposed state constitutional amendment are all on the ballot.

Your local city or county may have additional ballot questions or local candidates, congratulations!

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