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Your Tech Night Owl Newsletter -- January 1, 2020

December 31st 2019

THE TECH NIGHT OWL NEWSLETTER www.technightowl.com/newsletter/ ***Issue #979*** January 1, 2020 TALKING AND PRINTING ON THE CHEAP Once upon a time, I had three “full service” phone numbers, plus my mobile number. Two (including the mobile number) were used for business, another number for personal calls, and the last for faxing. Yes, faxing. Faxes, of course, are yesterday’s news for the most part. But some companies and some individuals still use them, so I needed that capabilit ...Continue Reading

Your Tech Night Owl Newsletter — Issue #978

December 23rd 2019

THE TECH NIGHT OWL NEWSLETTER www.technightowl.com/newsletter/ ***Issue #978*** December 23, 2019 YES, WE’RE STILL HERE! Just the other day, a client alerted me to the fact that this site was no longer available to visitors who use an ad-blocker. Forget for the moment that I’d prefer that you check into our ads, since we get paid for clicks and, sometimes, for orders. Unfortunately, they got a blank screen for their efforts. Now I don’t know exactly what changed in recent weeks — exc ...Continue Reading

Your Tech Night Owl Newsletter — Issue #978

December 23rd 2019

THE TECH NIGHT OWL NEWSLETTER www.technightowl.com/newsletter/ ***Issue #978*** December 12, 2019 YES, WE’RE STILL HERE! Just the other day, a client alerted me to the fact that this site was no longer available to visitors who use an ad-blocker. Forget for the moment that I’d prefer that you check into our ads, since we get paid for clicks and, sometimes, for orders. Unfortunately, they got a blank screen for their efforts. Now I don’t know exactly what changed in recent weeks — exc ...Continue Reading

Your Tech Night Owl Newsletter — Issue #977

December 12th 2019

THE TECH NIGHT OWL NEWSLETTER www.technightowl.com/newsletter/ ***Issue #977*** December 12, 2019 SECOND TIME IS A… Unlike my previous columns, this article has taken more than a month to write. But it’s not because of fine-tuning the prose. It’s more about events that hadn’t yet reached a successful conclusion. But let me start at the beginning… Once upon a time, I would buy a brand new Mac every other year or so. Beginning in the mid-1990s, I added a PowerBook to the mix. In order ...Continue Reading

Your Tech Night Owl Newsletter — Issue #976

October 30th 2019

THE TECH NIGHT OWL NEWSLETTER www.technightowl.com/newsletter/ ***Issue #976*** October 30, 2019 NOTE TO READERS This column was written before Apple released its fourth fiscal quarter financials. With record revenue, Apple’s results were at the high-end of Wall Street expectations. For now, you can read the basics at [1]Apple’s site. I’ll be dealing with that subject in more detail in the next issue. MY LONG AND WINDING ROAD TO CATALINA So macOS Catalina has been available fo ...Continue Reading

Your Tech Night Owl Newsletter -- Issue #975

July 25th 2019

THE TECH NIGHT OWL NEWSLETTER www.technightowl.com/newsletter/ ***Issue #975*** July 25, 2019 THE ROAD TO CATALINA — MY AUDIO DILEMMA As most of you know, the next version of macOS is named Catalina, or macOS 10.15. But I wonder how long Apple is going to use the traditional number ten versioning before goes to 11, or somewhere. No matter. Regardless of the naming scheme, Apple has packed the usual bunch of new features. I suppose the most meaningful for the long-term is Catalyst, wh ...Continue Reading

Your Tech Night Owl Newsletter -- Issue #974

July 16th 2019

THE TECH NIGHT OWL NEWSLETTER www.technightowl.com/newsletter/ ***Issue #974*** July 17, 2019 THIS WEEK’S TECH NIGHT OWL RADIO UPDATE This has been stewing for a while, and a number of things have changed. The most important, from my standpoint, is the fact that, after a year of living in cheap motels, we are back in an apartment. I have a home office area once again, rather than a single table that barely contains my stuff. I’ve also been doing a lot of work to boost the business. ...Continue Reading

Summer Update!

July 10th 2019

Hello, It’s been a while, and quite a lot has happened. We found an apartment, affordable and in a decent neighborhood. I’m overjoyed to have left the motel, after nearly a year. The money situation is somewhat better since I no longer have to pay outrageous daily rates to keep a roof over our heads. I have helpers at The Paracast for guest bookings, promotion and lining up paying advertisers. But it will take a while for things to straighten out, and there are lingering bills after t ...Continue Reading

Major Updates!

April 16th 2019

Hello, My right eye has mostly recovered from that infection. The cause was a bit bizarre. When my vision failed to improve, my primary care doctor referred me to an eye doctor to find out what was going on. The eye doctor had to look closely to find the cause: A contact lens slid off-center and hung out on the side of my eye. At the time this happened, I thought I had lost the lens. But it was easily removed without causing any damage beyond some irritation. So I’m busy trying to make up f ...Continue Reading

April Update!

April 6th 2019

Hello, I’ve been sidelined from Lyft and Uber driving for a few days due to a bacterial infection in my right eye, which has clouded my vision. I’m taking a dose of antibiotic eye drops and warm compresses, and my doctor says my vision should be mostly back to normal early in the week. Then I can resume the ride-sharing gigs. In the meantime, the temporary loss of income has hurt. And I still have to cover the motel, furniture storage and such. But I have a line on an affordable apartme ...Continue Reading
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