Sometimes a chapter ends in an abrupt and unexpected way, whisking you into the next one with a bit of nervousness and excitement. This past week or so has been one such event… Continue reading “Chapters”
And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:10-11 ESV)
If you want to get technical, Advent technically started on Sunday, but I’m more of a December 1 kind of celebratory person. Nevertheless, Christmas Advent is here and one of the ways I love to celebrate is through music. Here’s a plethora of options to get you started, thanks to the power of shared music online! Continue reading “Behold! Christmas Advent Music is Here!”
A kid that discovers that he has amazing powers. An epic struggle between good and evil. Teenage drama. Coming of age. Magic. Perspectives on life, the universe, and everything. They’re all packed into an urban fantasy setting in the three novel Mither Mage Series (The Lost Gate, The Gate Thief, Gatefather) by Orson Scott Card. Here are a few thoughts on the series… Continue reading “Review: The Mither Mage Series by Orson Scott Card”
This year our Thankful Tree is a bit more “virtual” so I’m pulling one one of my favorite older trees up in it’s place. While I’ve been made more aware of the plethora of blessing I have on a day to day basis, here are my top three for this year. Continue reading “Thankful Tree 2016”
I have another guest post today over at my work blog about one of Donald Knuth’s (he’s my homeboy) famous quotes.
While there was a premature leak earlier this week in the news, you can now officially download Visual Studio for Mac. While there isn’t much you can necessarily say in one day of poking around, in addition to the fact that this is a “preview” app, here are a few initial impressions on it. Continue reading “Initial Impressions: Visual Studio for Mac”
When I upgraded to macOS Sierra about a month ago, I was given a notice that my admin password needed to change, so I went ahead and added a new one. After that, I ran into an odd situation during reboot. I would have to “log in” twice: once with my Apple ID and then with my admin password. While this wasn’t a huge deal, it was a bit annoying and a bit confusing a well.
It turned out that during the upgrade process (or maybe before and I never noticed) that my FileVault encryption password had been tied to my Apple ID account. While this is handy as a means of unlocking the computer, it caused the “double login” because the Apple ID was only working to access drive contents, then you had to login as usual.
To fix it: I disabled FileVault and re-enabled it again, but used a GUID generated key that was tied to the keychain. I made sure to print out the key and put it in a safe place. Now there is no “double login” problems, since the OS can use the keychain and unlock itself.