This afternoon/evening, I decided to upgrade from OS X Yosemite to El Capitan. Painless, and freed up 6.6 GB!1
- I took a before and after screenshot image of my MacBook Air hard drive info window. ↩
With several of my colleagues as inspirations1, I’m fairly quick to have a relevant GIF for a Slack channel or P2 thread at work.
Priorities. Don’t hate! 😎
In all seriousness, GIFs are fun, and the visual element might be helpful for subconsciously improving recall detail of certain facts.
Consider the NBC TV series, Chuck. Flashing images, then Chuck knows Kung Fu.
Perhaps the connection of a GIF with a lengthy conversation can be recalled in greater detail when thinking about the GIF.
I said “perhaps”.
When using Alfred’s clipboard and snippet viewer with the Quick Entry window for Things, the item would paste into the previously active window, not the Quick Entry window.
Today, I’m stoked to see that Andrew and Vero fixed it. Thank you! :star:
I think one—or both—of the first two items from the Alfred Change Log for 2.7.2 addressed this issue:
- Significantly improve Alfred’s focusing behaviour, not taking active from the currently focused app. This improves a number of things including clipboard history paste behaviour with a multi screen setup.
- Bring the Alfred window forward in the window hierarchy
Because intent is difficult to prove, the current interpretation of Section 802 could make it possible for the feds to charge citizens for deleting data at any point in time, were it to end up becoming potential evidence at a later date.
Does this sound like we do not have control over our data? Anything could become potential evidence.
If you’re looking for me, I’ll be in fetal position.
I ordered a couple of Transporter Sync units after hearing it mentioned on Mac Power Users. It was icing that they offered a 2-for-1 Transporter Sync Mother’s Day special. I felt that Connected Data site sold the strengths of their products well, and I was ready to take some control of my data.
I’ll share my initial thoughts and experience.
I only had a 120 GB USB hard drive, so I ordered a 1 TB Toshiba Canvio Basics USB 3.0 Portable hard drive.
Setup was really easy. Plug in the Ethernet cable, hard drive, then power. And wait.
So much room for more activities!
A couple of missteps happened during the account setup process. Their site didn’t recognize my Transporter Sync as active, so I had to claim it manually ny entering a couple of fields from the bottom of the device. (For my convenience, I took a photo of information on the bottom of the device.) Secondly, the password length is limited to 32 characters.
I added a couple of Shared Folders with Amy, who doesnt have a Transporter for herself. Yet. Like Dropbox, she’ll need to create an account, then add the apps to her devices befofe she can use the Shared Folders.
On my laptop, I’ll use Selective Sync to uncheck these Shared Folders. I want the data in her folders sync’d to the Transporter Sync hard drive, but the files won’t be copied onto my laptop.
I started moving folders from Dropbox to my Transporter. Aside from on-the-fly organizing, it was simple moving my files. I also added some movie files that weren’t on Dropbox, and was pleased that those would finally be sync’d.
Testing a couple of apps was painless. In nvALT, I switched the folder to my Transporter, then tested a few edits to see if they sync’d. In Alfred, I also had to change the sync folder location from its settings.
Fast forwarding to the present, I have 19.1 GB sync’d to my Transporter, not much left on Dropbox, and looking for more to “migrate”!
I’m stoked because:
I’m not sure if I’ll use the Transporter Library, as my laptop hard drive is spacious, but I’m glad I have the option. (Confession: Access speed would be slower.)
I’ll post a follow up sometime to describe some quirks that are super minor, and wanted to publish this right away because I’m pretty stoked. :)