SERVICES Poloplug is no longer operational

Always had trouble with it. Now I have to decide if the cheap little boxes are worth anything.

They have another cloud offering but I’d never do business with them again. And urge others not to either.

# – # – # – # – #  2017-Apr-08 @ 11:23  

APPLE: McBA is now 10.12.4

Last night, my current McBA was updated to 10.12.4.

Let’s see what’s broken now?


# – # – # – # – #  2017-Apr-07 @ 08:27  


Got this a few minutes ago.


Wonder if it was related.

# – # – # – # – #  2017-Apr-07 @ 09:21  

EXCEL: My custom date format

[$-409]ddd dd-mm mmm-yyyy;@

Don’t know what “[$-409]” is?

Don’t know why I need the space in the “mm mmm” string?

Don’t know what the “;@“ is?

Don’t how to “fix” that ugly space in “01JAN”?

SO I demonstrated I don’t know a lot!

# – # – # – # – #  2017-Apr-03 @ 13:00  

SOFTWARE: CLIPMENU (v 0.4.3) recommended


Interesting that I’ve been using this utility for a as long as I’ve had a MAC. Wasn’t until today that I explored it a little.

Come to find out it does “snippets”. 

Now I have been using TEXTEXPANDER for even longer than CLIPMENU. 

What’s interesting is that I found it supports a plaintext paste which is extremely useful to me. Who knew.

What other functions are hidden in other software I use.


# – # – # – # – #  2017-Apr-01 @ 05:55  

HARDWARE: Chromebook and external storage


How to use an external drive with a ChromebookNot all of your files are stored in the cloud. Learn how to move files between your Chromebook and an external hard drive, thumbdrive or SD card.

by Matt ElliottMarch 7, 2017 3:34 PM PST@themattelliott 

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Chromebooks are built with cloud storage in mind and offer a pittance of local storage — usually only 32GB or 64GB. So, instead of storing a bunch of Word docs and Excel files on a Chromebook, for example, you are meant to use Google Drive or Dropbox. Instead of a large music library stored locally in iTunes, you are meant to use Google Play or Spotify. Same deal with photos — instead of storing photos locally, Google Photos, Flickr or another cloud service.

Chromebooks feature USB ports and SD card slots, however, which let you connect to external storage devices for those times when you need to access a file that you have saved not to the cloud but an external hard drive, thumb drive or SD card. When you connect an external drive or SD card to your Chromebook, however, nothing happens. You won’t see a helpful prompt or a new desktop icon that, A. lets you know the system has recognized whatever it is that you connected to it, and B. provides a quick way to view its contents.

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Never thought it was that hard to connect. 

Don’t remember the first time I did connect, but I figured it out. 

I never eject so I guess I’m over due for a fail.

# – # – # – # – #  2017-Mar-21 @ 10:54  

2017-03Mar-17 Google to WP

PLAYING: Google docs into wordpress

It’s an interesting concept. Perhaps even easier than using the direct WordPress interface. Or MARSEDIT from my macosx. Remember my objective is to move entirely from the WINDOZE and APPLE infrastructure to the “wild west” of the web interface. That means Google. But if there is nothing but the plain old web, then I have no need for an expensive WINDOZE or APPLE platform. MARSEDIT is one reason to stay on APPLE. I should itemize what’s keeping me stuck in place.

Having trouble connecting to my BLUEHOST blogs.

2017-Mar-18 reached out to WPORG and JETPACK for support. Argh!

2017-Mar-18 1721 after a day of poling around have it working on safari.