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Christmas 2015

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!
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Returning to the blog

So I’ve been busy learning how to use Apple Motion 5 on my iMac and making videos for my son’s Boy Scout Troop, my daughter’s Girl Scout Troop, family videos, and goofy videos for friends.  Some are publicly published on my YouTube channel.

This summer was my first return to Boy Scout summer camp in 30 years!  Growing up in the Pittsburgh area, I spent many years at Camp Conestoga at Somerset, PA.  Living in Delaware, my son attended summer camp at Camp Rodney in North East, MD.  I spent my mornings at the rifle range helping with supervision, and the afternoons completing my training for Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.  I’m looking forward to returning to camp again.

ECCENTRIC RACOON FULL COLORThis is my second year belonging to a bowling league.  Out team is called the Eccentric Raccoons and we hired someone to design a logo for our shirts.  We are a three person team, but our Team Captain quit, which is causing us to lose points (but I’m suppose to have fun and not worry about winning and being upset losing the game.)

I also took an extended vacation this summer.  Three days at Janes Island and then drove to Nags Head, NC for a week of relaxation with my family.  Although the black flies and greenheads we out in force and it was humid, the trip was worth it.  I turned off the work email on my phone and iPad and enjoyed the beach, some tours, wave runners, and bike rides.  Hopefully I’ll be back next summer.

Dougherty Creek at Janes Island
Dougherty Creek at Janes Island
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iPhone 5S Color Choice

At work, there are several clients who are thinking about purchasing a new iPhone 5S.  I was amazed how many wanted to get a new iPhone in Champagne/White vs White/Silver and Black/Slate.  Most of everyone I’ve talked to are looking forward to a bump up in storage from 16GB to 32GB (for entry models).

Are you thinking about purchasing a new iPhone 5S?  

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Finder Background Color Button Locked

Finder (software)
Finder (software) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Over the last 18 months, I’ve been using my iMac as my main computer.  I configured multiple Desktops (spaces) changed the screensaver, installed programs, games (Diablo 3 and Steam for Team Fortress 2).  Basically making it my own, just like I do with Windows and Linux.

 

So one day I was looking at other features of Finder, and decided to change the window color from white to green for the Documents folder.  You can do this by clicking the gear icon and Show View Options.  After I goofed with the colors, I reset it back to white.  then I noticed I can add a picture to the background.  I copied over a jack-o-lanter picture I found last year and there was the small picture I copied.  Then I decided to change the Arrange by from None to Name and clicked the Use as Defaults.  I closed the window and didn’t think anything of it for a week.

 

When I came back a week later, I noticed some of my Finder windows had the jack-o-lanter as the wallpaper.  I went through the process to remove the wallpaper, but noticed I could not change the wallpaper.  It was stuck with the jack-o-lantern.  After some searching on Google, I found a post by Pigstick on mac-forums.com which explained how undo what I did.

 

Change the Arrange by to None, then you can reset the background to any color or change the picture.  Don’t forget to click the Use as Defaults button.

 

Thanks Pigstick!

 

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Apple Event for Sept 2012

Soon my original Motorola Android will be replaced with an iPhone 5.  I might have to work from home that day to check out the event.