Category Archives: Generalities

My Racoon problems

For almost a year I have struggled with VPN on my macbook pro. The problem is that when my laptop goes to sleep while VPN is on (like when I shut the lid) I can no longer connect to VPN again when I open the lid. The error is the less than helpful, “Configuration error.

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Translation of the week

I recently purchased some hot water bags to use at the cabin on cold nights. I know it sounds like something that your elderly aunt, the one with the kleenex in her sleeves, might do. I became a hot water bottle convert on my first trip to India, when I visited DarJeeling. I could see

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Merry Christmas Charlie Brown

I just watched a Charlie Brown Christmas with the kids. Unbelievable what a fantastic little cartoon this is. I picked up the DVD so I wouldn’t have to watch it out of sync and with scenes cut to make way for commercials. You heard that right, the networks cut scenes in the cartoon parable decrying

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Interesting Mac App

I’ve been checking out some of the creative apps available for a mac. One that caught my eye is called Ommwriter. It’s a really simple text editor that aims at creating a quiet environment for focusing on writing. It has a nice simple high key photo and you simply start typing in black text. It

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Mac in my life again

I haven’t used a mac of my own since 1998 or so. I think that it was running System 8.05 iirc. So the new mac laptop seems freaking amazing to me. Here are some items that bowl me over. It’s fast to login. It’s super fast to switch between users. The built-in apps are richer

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