SSH keys prompting for password in MacOS Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave – FIXED

After installing Mojave I was prompted in Terminal and FileZilla for a password whenever I connected to my web server.  Since I use key files to connect I thought this behavior was odd.  This appears to be a MacOS issue as Apple has changed the behavior in Sierra. I solved it by creating the following…

John McCain served his country, but not recently

John McCain is a war hero.  A genuine war hero.  He served his country with honor and went above and beyond the call.  He should be admired for his military service.  He was simply incredible and has more intestinal fortitude than I will ever have. That does not mean he is right on every political…

An open letter to @GlennBeck

Dear Glenn, You are disappointed in Ted Cruz.  You apologized to your audience for believing in Mr. Cruz.   You say he let you down is because he turned out to be just another politician.  I cannot figure out why you thought he was anything other than a politician. Politicians are all the same in…

Apple’s poor quality control let me down

I’ve been an Apple fan for a long time.  After years of running Windows, I switched to Mac in the mid-2000’s.  I love OS X and absolutely loved my Apple products.  Unfortunately, I’ve had at least 8 Macs (maybe more) since 2004, as well as various iPods, iPhones, and iPads.  To date, every single Mac…

Does Lastpass have a serious vulnerability?

According to one Google engineer, Tavis Ormandy, Lastpass has several obvious problems.  The technical details are probably above my pay grade, but this sounds pretty serious.  Here is his tweet: Are people really using this lastpass thing? I took a quick look and can see a bunch of obvious critical problems. I’ll send a report…

We all just need to calm down

It’s Presidential election season and everyone is in an uproar.  Just look at your social media feeds.  People are divisive and obnoxious.  I saw a post on Facebook today that pointed out this mistake well.  He said, disparaging comments about a political leader “only serves to stoke the ire of those who already agree, and…

Donald Trump could be elected because of the death of serious “News”

In the last 25 years or so, we have seen the death of “The News” as we knew it.  We now watch and listen to opinionated “infotainment,” and most people listen mostly to the people they agree with. In today’s environment, the “News” has to be profitable.  In the old days, the three TV networks…

Donald Trump will let conservatives down

At a time where politicians will say anything to get elected, Donald trump has caught the attention of many conservatives who are hungry for a straight talking, nonpolitical, business man.  Every other politician seems to be out for themselves and only themselves.  Politicians use the public office to get name recognition, then monetize that recognition…

LastPass has failed me at least 50% of the time

Let me explain.  I have used LastPass for several years and always liked having a secure place for my passwords and secure notes.  I loved that it worked on all my devices including my phones and tablets.  I recommended LastPass to everyone I knew because I believed it was the most secure way to save…

Yosemite not displaying PDF’s properly in Preview – SOLVED

After upgrading to OS X Yosemite, Preview stopped displaying some PDF’s properly.  When launching a PDF I would get a gray screen followed by a black screen.  The only option was to hold the power button down to shut the machine down. After searching the Apple Discussion forums and submitting a bug report to Apple,…

My Kindle Won’t Charge – FIXED!

My Kindle 3 wouldn’t charge and no matter what I tried I couldn’t get it to work.  Then I tried using my iPad charger, and it worked! I had not used my Kindle in awhile and it would not charge.  I plugged it in for 30 minutes and I still got the “Empty Battery” screen….