ARgh the collision of Siri and Spotlight fighting for the CMD-Space key

OK, here’s a simple and convenient thing for you. If you enable Spotlight, then ⌘-Spacebar tapped gets you to the simple search bar. I use it all the time on the Mac to find things. You enable this with Settings ↠ Spotlight and on MacOS Big Sur on the lower left is a Keyboard Shortcuts […]

Thoughts on Office, new Office, and the Influential End-User cycle

Sometimes revolutions happen so slowly you don’t really notice, but after 30 years, it’s pretty clear that every generation has its own favorite desktop productivity tools. Yes, Microsoft Office (which gave me my start in life!) is still the dominant product that is the default for most businesses, but the leading edge keeps shifting. And, […]

More pen geekery from Pen Addicts, fixing a TWBSI Model 530 and Kara Swisher and Scott Gallaway Podcast

Mike also repaid that I should listen Kara and Scott’s Podcast called Pivot, he’s definitely right about that. It is a great example of having two folks do a great job talking about technology. Got to love it. Also for those of you who like to have ink stained hands, some great lessons for you. […]

One of my favorite quotes on following your dreams

Stay true to yourself, I’ve been thinking about this. Although this is pretty limiting but it sounds like he’s a perfect Cloud Computing tech guy 🙂 I don’t want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don’t want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, […]

Multi-room audio to your AirPlay 2 speakers and figuring what is Airplay 2 compatible

Ok, AirPlay 2 let’s you run multiple speakers. So with so many different variants that Apple ships. By experiment. Here’s what I found is Airplay 2 multiroom compatible. You can tell this by pulling down on the control center and clicking on the airplay icon and seeing when you click on an output if a […]

Strange bugs MacOS Big Sur Docker virtualization framework breaks docker pull

This actually worked fine for me for a long time, it’s the new framework inside hypervisor. But suddenly I could no long pull docker images. Turns out that Reddit has the answer, if you flip this on, it makes disk access slower and also break networking, so probably do not want to use it. You […]

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