Searching Gmail

I’m trying to clean out some of the 18,000 email message that I’ve saved. Many of those messages are should be deleted but it’s difficult to wade through them. The best way I’ve found is to search for those messages I know need to be deleted, mostly from mailing lists. The gmail syntax is: in:inbox from:search term

Removing default email addresses

When filling in the email address while creating a new email message, saved addresses that were used in the past will often be filled in automatically as you type, even if the address was mistyped originally. To remove the bad address, in Mail go to Window>Previous Recipients. Find the bad address and remove it.

Friday November 15, 2019

This day will go down in history as one of the more momentous days in the disastrous Trump presidency:

Masha Yovanovitch testified about being fired for her Ukraine anti-corruption work, so that Rudy and the three amigos could do their dirty work. During her testimony Trump attacked her on Twitter.

Roger Stone convicted on 7 counts of lying to Congress and intimidating a witness. He’s the 6th Trump associate to be convicted.

David Holmes testified about hearing Trump ask about the Biden investigations a day after the July 25 call with the Ukraine president.

Trump pardons war criminals.

Trump appealed to the Supreme Court to be able to hide his taxes from Congress.

Downloading a deleted iPhone app

On an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
  1. Open the App Store app, then tap Today at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap or your photo in the upper-right corner, then tap Purchased. …
  3. Tap “Not on this [device].”
  4. Find the app that you want to download, then tap .

Linking to a WordPress blog post in Facebook with image thumbnail

When linking to a WordPress blog post from Facebook, often the incorrect image appears, or there is no image at all. Not long ago Facebook changed the way that link previews appear in an attempt to limit face news. As a result, images often don’t appear correctly. One fix is to add an Open Graph meta tag. One way to do that is using Meta Tag Manager, a free FB plugin. This tells Facebook to use the indicated image for the link thumbnail. Here’s an example from an earlier blog post:

<meta property=”og:image” content=”http://restondigital.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Photo-Coordinates.png” />

The first test seemed to work fine. Time will tell.

Getting coordinates from Apple photo

Photos taken with an iPhone are tagged with coordinates. The coordinates can be displayed on a map in Photos, the lat/lon coordinates don’t appear to be accessible in app. To determine the lat/lon coordinates, export the photo, then open in Preview. Use Tools>Show Inspector and select the info tab (i). One of the options is GPS, which shows the latitude and longitude coordinates. It also lists photo Altitude, Destination Bearing and Date Stamp.

Adding music from a CD without a CD drive

Our new Mac does not have a CD drive. I guess no one uses CDs these days. I still cruise second hand shops to look for old CDs, mostly to replace albums I used to own. I have several discs I wanted to enter into iTunes but without a CD drive I needed an alternative. Fortunately we still have the old computer that does have a CD drive. With that computer on the same network as the new computer, it’s possible to enter a CD disc into iTunes on the old computer, then transfer the music files to the new one and then enter the album into iTunes.

File sharing must be enabled on the computer with the CD drive, using System Preferences>Sharing>File Sharing. Both computers are using the same WiFi network. On the new computer I used Finder>Go>Connect to Server and Browsed for the old computer. Once connected I could navigate to the iTunes music under Music>iTunes>iTunes Media>Music. The album was then dragged to the desktop and then entered into iTunes using Add to Library and selecting all the songs and clicking Open.

Note: After upgrading to Catalina OS, iTunes is renamed to Music, and the Add to Library function wasn’t working as I expected. Instead I used Import and selected the album folder. To add artwork, Get Info on the album, click yes to editing the info, then select Artwork at the top, then Add Artwork and select a jpeg of the artwork.