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APFU! APFS Disk Password - macOS 10.13 High Sierra Locked Me out of my Machine!

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My High Sierra upgrade experienced worked great on my 2016 15" Macbook Pro work machine, but my personal machine had a distressing journey. It seems that my 2012 non-retina 15" Macbook Pro went to sleep during the upgrade process, which led to an issue that completely locked me out of my disk. Upon booting the computer, I was prompted for a "Disk Password." None of my login… [read more →]

Retiring Moodsmitten

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It was long overdue, but Moodsmitten has been pulled from the App Store. I have a few good reasons, so bear with me. For a while, I planned on pushing out a huge update that had a today widget, Apple Watch support, and new code to account for Swift 3, the new notifications API, and the third-party libraries I was rocking. It was mostly done, but maintaining the app was becoming a chore that I… [read more →]

Back and Better than Ever! (RIP Devblog. Long Live the Devblog)

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Hey folks, it's been a long time since I've posted here, I've begun to feel the blogging itch again. The Devblog split really messed up my flow, so when I started at my new job, the format became discouraging. I considered nuking all my posts and starting fresh on a Wordpress install, but in the end, my blogging engine Kirby served me well, and some of my posts provide value (at least to me). I… [read more →]

Illinois, a Failed State, and the Gubernatorial Race

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It's everyone's fault: Democrat Mike Madigan, a permanent scourge in Illinois politics, union leadership with delusional demands that fail to acknowledge the state's dire situation, and Republican governor Bruce Rauner and his faux-folksy roll-up-sleaves nonchalance and insolent duck-tape commercials. They are callous ideologues in bed with special interests. They completely fail to represent… [read more →]