Paintings from Sunset Series by Spence Munsinger, Color Field + Blank White Canvas + Realism + Contemporary Abstract Art, original paintings for sale

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
― Pablo Picasso

Archives for June 2018


Peak Apple post-Jobs – We’ve Passed It…

Will Apple ever go back to the 2015 reasonable keyboard on the MacBook Pro’s? No. No, they won’t.

Will Apple put back the magsafe2 power connection and indicator lights? No. Not going to happen.

Will we ever see a lighted Apple logo from a sea of laptops in a coffee shop? Yeah, but only because of the pre-2017 legacy models I and others will be nursing carefully.

Will I ever be able to drop the SHDC card out of my camera and right into my laptop? Nope.

I love OSX, hell, I love Unix. I love Apple up to a point – but I also recently updated to the latest High Sierra and immediately had bluetooth connection errors for the next three days, until I shut off hand-off on my phone, iPad and laptops – after that, no connectivity issues. Apple used to be able to put out an update or a product without breaking pretty standard stuff like bluetooth. The current laptop is terrible. Why a touch bar? Why? Why a keyboard that punishes and damages your fingers? Why this many steps away from a truly great product, and toward? Toward what? No writer will use this keyboard. Even when it works at all…

— spence

bluetooth disconnects? OSX? Turn off hand-off on computers and iPads and iPhone…

After the latest upgrade to High Sierra, I found my mouse, keyboard and trackpad were all disconnecting and then reconnecting about every hour. They would reconnect but the constant interruption was annoying.

I tried resetting the bluetooth preferences, resetting SMC and Prom memory, reboot, everything I could find.

I turned the hand-off functionality off on all of my devices – and the issue went away. Completely.

In fact, exercising with bluetooth headphones had been impossible because I would have headphones (bluetooth), a heartbeat monitor (bluetooth) and a Motiv ring (bluetooth) – every time my hand went over my head the music would cut out as the interference peaked – once hand-off was shut down, no issues. At all.

— spence