It All Started Here

This is my first blog post – October 22, 2003. It doesn’t seem like it’s been that long . . . until I start looking at all the stuff between then and now. Thanks to all of you who’ve been there with me.



Dungeness Ruins – Cumberland Island, Georgia

Gentility is what’s left over from rich ancestors after the money is gone.
~ John Ciardi

Thank You

Even with the “technical difficulties” it was a great seminar. It was a pleasure to meet so many focused researchers!

Today’s Tech – Oct. 16th

Mac users will find big updates for the iWork apps (Pages, Keynote & Numbers) on both Mac and iOS. This includes support for the new Mac/iOS split screen and force touch features. One very nice update supports extended features in OpenType fonts like small caps, contextual fractions, alternative glyphs and others. If you have older documents from…

Today’s Tech – Oct 10th

Tumblr bloggers using the iOS app recently received an update that makes some changes to how photos are included in posts. Tap the All Photos option at the top of the selector panel to narrow your selection to a specific album. Nice. The update notice also hinted this update would be leading to even bigger changes…


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  • watch thousands of video and tv shows free at Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service
  • unlimited access to more than a million songs – ad-free
  • free unlimited photo storage on Amazon Cloud Drive
  • check out a book a month from Kindle First and the Kindle Owners Lending Library.

Take advantage of today’s Amazon Prime Discount now.


Denise Olson

It’s a drippy, gray day here at the Creek . . . the perfect day to get acquainted with iOS 9. Already I’m in love with the split screen view although I don’t yet understand why only a few of the apps appear as display options. Fortunately, those few include 1Password and Documents. Where’s Evernote? Do we have to wait for those apps to update before they’ll show up?

Another interesting goodie is the iCloud Drive app – and the recent reduction in pricing for iCloud storage. One very cool thing is that you can now attach files from iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Box and Documents into emails you create in the Mail app on iOS devices. Just tap the paperclip icon you’ll find on the toolbar at the top of the on-screen keyboard. Speaking of Documents . . . you can create folders in iCloud Drive and copy/move files to and from those folders. Very nice!

I took a quick look at the updates to Apple’s Notes app. It won’t work on the Mac until the new OS is released later this month and what I’ve seen so far is nice but still very basic. It’s no competition for Evernote, OneNote and other existing notes management apps.

Flipboard doesn’t have to worry about Apple News either. Apple News only gives you access to news sources that have signed up and been approved by Apple. The display doesn’t make the best of the original content the way Flipboard does.

More later . . .


If you own a wireless hard drive made by Seagate, you need to download and install the latest update ASAP. There is a vulnerability in several Seagate models that could give unauthorized users complete access to the drive. Engadget has the details.