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.”
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
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.
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.
When trying to navigate the Mac file system from and application like BBEdit or Filezilla, it can be a challenge to find iCloud docs. They are hidden in a special folder:
Received a blank sketchbook from The Sketchbook Project Want to use a theme instead of what I normally do which is to leaf through the day’s newspaper or magazines on hand to look for portraits to draw. Could use the anti-Trump theme of recent acrylic portraits like Rachel Maddow, Robert Mueller, Natasha Bertrand, etc. Or my doctor theme. Or family portraits.
On an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
- Open the App Store app, then tap Today at the bottom of the screen.
- Tap or your photo in the upper-right corner, then tap Purchased. …
- Tap “Not on this [device].”
- Find the app that you want to download, then tap .
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.
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.