How To Fix MacOS 10.14 Mojave Blurry Fonts

If you have a non-retina Mac or you are using a non-5K external display, you’re going to notice that fonts appear blurry after upgrading to MacOS 10.14 Mojave. With the addition of a Dark theme and the added complexity of sub-pixel rendering fonts over dark backgrounds, Apple decided to disable sub-pixel anti-aliasing in MacOS 10.14 Mojave. I noticed the change the moment I logged in and I found it unbearable while working in my code editor. Luckily there is a combination of…[...]

Mother Nature’s Fury: Flooding In Avon, NY

We’ve had a run of bad weather in our area. A harsh winter coupled with extreme weather throughout spring and summer has left many wondering if this is the new normal. Normal or not, it’s left residents with plenty of work to do and today was no exception. Starting around 11pm last night we’ve been experiencing heavy rainfall to the tune of more than 5 inches. Luckily we’ve only had a small amount of water in our basement. People in neighboring Avon,…[...]

Calm After The Storm: A Look At Yesterday’s Micro-burst in Honeoye Falls, NY

When I moved to Western NY from New York City I thought I was leaving the “excitement” of the big city behind. Boy was I wrong–just outside the span of a week we’ve had a massive manhunt AND we’ve been impacted by a major weather event. Late yesterday afternoon a destructive micro-burst tore through Honeoye Falls, NY. Luckily no one was killed in our area and the impact of the storm was relatively minor with most residents having power restored by morning.…[...]

Manhunt: Lima & Honeoye Falls (Exclusive Photos)

Here are some exclusive photos of the manhunt and arrest that was conducted in Lima & Honeoye Falls this morning, following a shooting in Bath, NY. No one expects to wake up to a manhunt in their front yard, yet that’s exactly what happened to us today. During the early morning hours, suspects wanted in connection to a shooting in Bath, NY abandoned their vehicle in Lima and took off on foot. Police set up road blocks around the area and deployed…[...]

Winter Wallpaper: Snow Traxx

Winter's officially over but that didn't prevent Mother Nature from dropping a ton of snow on us last I did what any sane person would do at the end of March. I strapped on some snow shoes and trekked through Mendon Ponds Park! The park is particularly breathtaking in the snow and as I arrived at a chicane I captured some of it's beauty. The winter of 2013/2014 was a rough one--Forever remember it with this wallpaper set I've affectionately titled "Snow Traxx".[...]

My Earliest ExposureTo Computers (Happy Birthday Macintosh)

Twenty-seven years ago I was exposed to my first computer. The elementary school I attended (John Lewis Childs School in Floral Park, NY) recognized the importance of exposing children to computers at an early age. The school built a computer lab and stocked it with Apple II and Apple IIe computers. With increasing frequency, grades 1 through 6 shared use of the computer lab. Activities included everything from playing games to entering simple programs in BASIC. The first time I used a…[...]

iOS 7 OTA “Software Update Unavailable”, iTunes error 9006 – FIX

Apple’s iOS 7 launch isn’t going as smoothly as they had hoped. Users trying to update their iPhone or iPad to iOS 7 via OTA (over the air) are receiving the error “Software Update Unavailable”. If they then try to update using iTunes many receive a different error, “iTunes error 9006”. Apple’s official fix doesn’t seem to be much help. Apple might be out to lunch on the issue but I figured out a workaround that will let you update via OTA,…[...]

9/11 Tribute In Light – Royalty Free Stock Photos

Last night was the first time since September 11, 2001 that I made an effort to view anything related to that tragic day. I hopped on my bike and rode to Brooklyn Bridge Park with the intention of zoning out to the Tribute in Light. What I encountered at the park was an army of professional photographers competing for the best shots to sell on stock photo sites. The unfortunate truth is that 9/11 has spawned an entire commercial industry. I’ve written [...]

Bug Signs?

Over the course of the last week I’ve been visited by a few insects. While the appearance of a spider or pretty much any other insect on a vehicle is nothing to make a case out of, I began to take notice when I was visited by two spiders and a praying mantis–each before a negative event or a major decision involving a vehicle. The first encounter was last Friday evening with a sizable spider. The spider appeared to be making the…[...]

Dead Horse Bay

Garbage is rarely a tourist attraction. Yet at Dead Horse Bay in Brooklyn, NY garbage is the main attraction. The shores of Dead Horse Bay are strewn with copious amounts of glass bottles, vintage housewares, toys, animal bones, and many other obscure items–all of which were disposed of nearly a century ago. It’s these items that attract hundreds of people each week. So what gives? Why is the shoreline of this otherwise picturesque bay covered in trash? The answer lies in the…[...]

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