Google launches support for Security Key, a simpler kind of two-factor authentication | The Verge. This is great. If they can make it as easy as plug in a USB drive and it formats it and writes the key it will be very popular. Good work Google.
As I wrote before in this post about Shel Silverstein Where the Sidewalk Ends was a very influential book as a child. I loved the imagery and creativity that I felt in those pages. I even memorized Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout would not take the Garbage Out! as part of my show and tell in 2nd grade. Boy was the teacher surprised when I told him I had it memorized.
I read yesterday an article about Shel Silverstein and it reminded of an experience that I had forgotten that I wanted to share. I had a beloved teacher who lost her husband in the past, so I went to her home to visit her and show my support. While I was there she introduced me to her grandchild she said who was “creative” like she thought I was. I spoke with the kid for a bit since seemed to want us to talk, and I suddenly remembered that I had just bought the book Where the Sidewalk Ends. I was so pleased to read the poems again after not reading them in so long. I excused myself and went out to my car and came back and asked my former teacher if it was ok to give her grandchild a gift. I have found that it is always best to get parental permission before giving a child anything from my experiences in daycare. The teacher said yes and so I presented her the book. She was so surprised and thanked me.
I hope that she found the book as enjoyable as I did as a child. I always thought that imagination is where the best things in life came from. We imagine we can love someone, and then we accept that person and choose to love them. Thanks Shel for your gift of sharing joy with others.
Disk not ejected properly: Apple Support Communities. Robin did some excellent standing up for herself and finding a solution. Sometimes you often get the impression with first line support that they want to blame the problem on you. Clearly it was a system issue. Here is the solution she followed in the link above.
Time Machine extremely slow on…: Apple Support Communities. So I had a problem with Time Machine on Mavericks as well. After I upgraded my Time Machine external hard drive wasn’t recognized. I just replaced it with another USB hard drive. It offered to reformat it and I allowed the OS to do what it wanted. Then halfway through the backup it said the hard drive had disk errors. It is a older hard drive so its possible. I reformatted it again and then let it continue a new backup. However I had to help a friend so it never finished. I will update this if I have a solution to that problem.
Generally using another hard drive is a practical and safe suggestion with an OS upgrade. It is unfortunate that so many people have problems, but given the amount of data and the crucial nature of it, its best to be cautious. I don’t understand people who only have one external hard drive. I think having one of anything is being careless. Things fail and then what do you do?
It is a pretty common experience to talk to your coworkers about non work topics. One day I happened to talk about Divorce with a coworker. I said that I don’t believe in it, and I would never do it. She shared that she had gotten divorced because her husband was alcoholic and she didn’t like it either but she had no choice. Then I had to leave to help someone who it was my job to help and the reason I was waiting there.
So when I got back to my desk the topic of what we discussed was still on my mind. I realized that Divorce is like Abortion in that almost everyone doesn’t like it, but that it is sometimes practically required. I don’t wish to get into a debate with readers about what is right or wrong because I don’t know, but just sharing my thoughts. I called the coworker back up and said that she was right, and that I was wrong. I had absorbed from my upbringing that divorce was wrong, and when she mentioned she was the same faith then I realized what happened. I hadn’t really considered the topic of divorce carefully, and that I was just dogmatically parroting what I had been taught.
I apologized to my coworker and explained that I wanted to be kind and compassionate, not dogmatic and not listening. She was gracious and we had a good talk and agreed with the same idea. I talked to a friend and reaffirmed that listening is the key to good communication not expressing your own ideas.
USB Bluetooth adapter stops working…: Apple Support Communities. This would be frustrating. Fortunately Awww has a solution. Thanks! Bluetooth is so popular.