One of the biggest failings of Evernote as it stands is the inability to encrypt notes and/or notebooks. While Evernote does now offer the ability to encrypt the text of a note, any attached documents are not encrypted, so it cannot be used to store financial or tax documents ...

Just a quickie note for any who might encounter this issue.

After upgrading to MacOS Sierra, my Homebrew install of PHP 7.0 failed to update.

==> Upgrading homebrew/php/php70
==> Downloading https://php.net/get/php-7.0.11.tar.bz2/from/this/mirror
Already downloaded: /Users/swschulz/Library/Caches/Homebrew ...

A week or so ago my brother mentioned that one of the Mac podcasts had done an episode about application launchers and asked if I had seen it. I hadn't, but having a few minutes of downtime, I decided to give it a listen. Said show is called Mac ...

I was pleasantly surprised to receive an email from Amazon letting me know that Oliver Pötzsch will be releasing the fifth book in his Hangman's Daughter series. Currently titled The Werewolf of Bamberg, Amazon lists the tentative release date as 29 September 2015, so it should be here in ...

I am about 90% through Andy Weir's The Martian book, and I gotta say, this is one fantastic read.

Written in large part as log entries by an astronaut named Mark Watney, it is different enough from the average SF (Sci-Fi) work in that regard alone, but then Andy ...

Sat up last night to watch another great launch from the crew over at SpaceX. This time they used the Falcon 9 rocket to launch a pair of satellites (ABS 3A and Eutelsat 115 West B) into their initial orbits. From there, the satellites will maneuver themselves into their final ...

The Perth Mint in Australia are releasing a series of ten coins featuring (five of each) captains and starships from the various Star Trek series.

The coins are 99.9% pure silver, and while collectible, are also legal tender in Tuvalu, in case you happen to be down that way ...

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Back with a few more numbers for the Numerous app. This time, they are astronomy related.

I have followed with some interest the string of planets discovered over the past decade or so, and the other day I was wondering how many they had found thus far. Well, after a ...

As the band Rush once wrote: plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

This blog started out in 2002 using the MovableType blogging engine. That was probably the best-of-breed at the time, and since I was a Perl hound, it just seemed to work best for me.

Sometime ...

I'm not a huge fan of some of the things Adobe has released over the last couple years, e.g. the uber-bloated Acrobat Reader, but I do like their Air product. Sadly, until a couple weeks ago it was unavailable for linux... but that has now changed!

Adobe Labs ...