I no longer have Aperture installed. But it still shows up in my Print > PDF popup menu. How to remove it?
I live in Santa Fe, in a sort of depression. The area was a Japanese-American internment camp in WWII. Sometimes I call it "the hole".
Here are some illuminating posts about COVID-19. Never mind the quotes, please read the originals as they are full of interesting information.
Larry Brilliant (twitter):
Too often we see “cumulative cases” which does not tell todays story. “New cases” or “incidence” is better. But best to guide action is ACTIVE CASES = sources of virus = (total cases minus recovered cases minus deaths).
Crowd-sourcing and Modeling
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation has a website that predicts hospital resource use for the United States as a whole and for individual states. It predicts peak resource use for the USA on 14 April, 2020. For my state of New Mexico it predicts a peak on 25 April, 2020, with a shortfall of 121 ICU beds, but with sufficient beds overall.
Should you really wash your food with soap?
[Updated 2020-03-15: fixed plot auto-scaling, and discovered that the simple definition of a normal vector still yields inward-pointing vectors, given the airfoil vertex ordering. ]
"The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior" is a beautiful book, filled with elegant illustrations and clear explanations of bird physiology and behavior. It's a wonderful composition of art and science.
That's why I found this passage so jarring:
Physical laws ordain that the air flowing over the top of the wing must reach the back of the wing (the trailing edge) at the same time as air flowing under the wing. The curvature of the wing forces air to travel farther across the top surface than across the bottom. In order to travel the longer distance in the same amount of time, the air passing over the top of the wing must flow faster than the air flowing underneath the wing. This faster-moving air results in lower air pressure above the wing than below. The net result is lift...
Sometimes you need to keep secrets. Maybe you are involved in organized crime or a revolutionary organization. Maybe you need safe-keeping for your build system credentials.
In my very limited experience, gpg is painful to use.
I've tried to use Hashicorp Vault, but I'm not sure I've understood its documentation. I think it recommends storing secrets in a vault on a dedicated secret server, and connecting to that server via a well-known URL when you need authentication tokens. And if/when that server needs to restart? Require three separate humans to manually, interactively, apply their keys to unlock the vault and get things running again.
What are the alternatives?
When I upgraded to macOS Catalina I didn't expect to lose the ability to print in duplex / grayscale, or to lose the ability to scan via Preview. Here's what it took to revive my MX870.
On a morning walk early last year I heard a noise that seemed out of place in Santa Fe. It sounded a lot like a turkey.
On the 8th of April, 2019, a light sport aircraft crashed at Santa Fe Airport. It had been flying touch-and-goes. The two persons aboard were killed. One of them was my first flight instructor, Larry Haight.
A disturbing dialog just popped up on my iMac.
But... but... I don't have Flash Player on my system. Has a trojan installed the notoriously insecure Flash Player?