New music updates

New music is always good news.  Here are a couple new selections available though the fine folks at Bandcamp.

Chandeen:

Rogue  

This is a 5-track digital only EP.

Chandeen Rogue

 

Black Tape For A Blue Girl:

Knock Three Times (2010 live with Nicki Jaine)

This is a 3-track digital only EP, priced as pay-what-you-want (even free).  Real supporters of course at least tip the artist, right?

Anyway, head over to Bandcamp.com, give a listen and support these artists – or some other artists.  New (to you) music is good for the soul.

How Republicans do math

So my local congressional representative, one Vern Buchanan, sent an email out to constituents asking how they feel about Trump’s latest Supreme Court nominee.  After responding, this is the summary I was sent of the responses to date.  This image is a screen grab and has not been edited in any way.

Vern Buchanan SCOTUS Poll Results

This math must have been done by the same folks who figured out the tax cut that helped al the wealthy, screwed the average person, and is driving the deficit up by over a trillion dollars.  Have I mentioned lately that Buchanan loves to submit a balanced budget amendment every year?  Who does he think he is fooling?

Buchanan needs to go.  We need a new representative.

The Sad State of Macintosh Hardware

I originally sent this to a good friend who, like me, is a Mac user.  Then I sent this to Tim Cook at Apple.  And I have decided to post it here as well…  

If you are a Mac user, you should definitely read the linked commentary.

Great commentary by a long-time Mac software developer:
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Additional thoughts:
A couple weeks ago, when the last macOS software update left my computer (and many, many others) unbootable and I wasn’t sure at first if something major had died hardware-wise, as I pondered possible replacement scenarios I came to the conclusion that my machine dying might be a long-term blessing by almost forcing me to ditch Apple hardware.  I could have gone the Hackintosh route (using off-the-shelf hardware) or could have just switched to Linux (with a huge range of options for hardware).  I know such a switch is not the right thing for everyone, I don’t need to use Adobe CC for instance, but I feel Apple is so focused on squeezing money out of music streaming and watch sales, they have forgotten how they got to where they are.  I no longer feel any loyalty to them as I see they have little if any interest in their computer customers.
I love my Mac Pro, though it has a limitation or two, and I am glad it is working well again.  But I have it set up to dual-boot with Ubuntu Linux, keep that software up to date daily, and continue to explore the software that is available for that platform.  If something happens, I will be ready to walk away for good.