Deleting media from iMovie

When attempting to remove some files from iMovie I came across a media clip that I wanted to delete. When I attempted to delete the file, I was told I didn’t have access and I should change permissions on the file. Unfortunately I couldn’t find the file using the filename since it was embedded in the iMovie package. The way to delete the file is to navigate to the folder Movies, then Get Info on the iMovie library file and select Show Package Contents. Navigate to the project folder and select Original Media. Get Info on the file that can’t be deleted and uncheck the Locked checkbox. Then return to iMovie and now the project and file can be deleted.

The Cult of Trump

From Heather Cox Richarson’s latest post about the recent slight bump in support for Trump:

“Key to Trump’s popularity has been a rhetorical strategy identified in 1951 by political philosopher Eric Hoffer in a book called The True Believer. Hoffer noted that demagogues needed a disaffected population whose members felt they had lost the power they previously held, that they had been displaced either religiously, economically, culturally, or politically. Such people were willing to follow a leader who promised to return them to their former positions of prominence and thus to make the nation great again. But to cement their loyalty, the leader had to give them someone to hate. Who that was didn’t really matter: the group simply had to be blamed for all the troubles the leader’s supporters were suffering.”

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.