tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:/posts Right Here, Right Now 3.0 2015-06-05T17:16:51Z tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/866045 2015-06-05T16:58:18Z 2015-06-05T17:16:51Z Saying good-bye to the Sacramento Bee

For my entire life (that I can remember), my household has subscribed to the local newspaper. This was the case when I was growing up, this had been the case since I've been on my own up until last Friday.

A week ago I decided to quit getting the paper version of the local newspaper - the Sacramento Bee. One of the benefits of the print version is that you get the digital versions for free. I had found that I wasn't reading the print version so much and decided to drop it.

In my mind my account would have two checkboxes - 'gets the paper', 'gets the digital'. I tell them I want to drop the paper, the Bee unchecks the 'gets the paper' checkbox and all is good. They were all ready setup for auto-payment. Life goes on.

But it turns out there's a dependency. The 'gets paper' checkbox is what allowed me to get the digital version. So, I lost all access. Many emails and phone calls ensued to restore my access. It turns out I was really just starting over. Had anyone told me that a week ago I probably would have logged in with a different email address and restrated. There is no way to manage this on my own online.

A side note, if you go to the Bee site and say you want to subscribe to the digital edition, you're prompted to provide your zip code so they can check if you're in a delivery area. You wouldn't know this from that sort of clumsiness, but they got an early start on 'online'. I participated in a focus group about moving online at the Bee 20 years ago (it seems) and have the coffee cup to show for it. Apparently no one who learned those lessons stuck around.

But in the mean time, I had gone a week without the Bee. And my general disrespect for the editorial side is now extended to the business side. So, I'm going to just sit with this and see if I miss it.

I still get the Sunday NY Times. It's nice to get a physical paper (I'm old, I know.) and that print subscription also gets me full digitial access. Many years in, that's working out fine. I don't think I'll mess with it.

tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/781138 2014-12-10T06:51:03Z 2014-12-10T06:52:30Z Microsoft Remote Desktop Update
Ok. That’s how you pronounce Yosemite, but that’s not how you spell it.

tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/769845 2014-11-14T19:02:24Z 2014-11-14T19:02:24Z Palau - Searching for Heroes

Searching for WWII M.I.A. in the Western Pacific

tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/768359 2014-11-11T21:01:14Z 2014-11-11T22:12:06Z The world's worst password requirements.

My least favorite password issue is those sites that don't let you paste in the password field. That pretty much guarantees that you'll use something simple.


tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/766867 2014-11-07T20:15:25Z 2014-11-07T20:17:35Z Gorillas in the Crossfire


tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/766488 2014-11-07T02:01:50Z 2014-11-07T02:01:50Z Current Shuffle Lucy Wainwright Roche, There’s a Last Time For Everything  (her cover of Tell Your Girlfriend is a 2014 favorite.)

The Both, The Both  Aimee Mann & Ted Leo. Didn’t see that coming.

Taylor Swift. 1989, Pop Music and because it makes Molly feel old. She says ‘The woman with the #1 album is younger than me!’ I say ‘Wait until you’re older than the President.’  Because that’s how we roll.
tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/765875 2014-11-05T23:52:11Z 2014-11-05T23:52:11Z Pathetic Voter Turnout in CA


Imperial, Los Angeles at the bottom.

30% overall. Median was 37%.

tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/765870 2014-11-05T23:33:51Z 2014-11-05T23:33:52Z Not that I want to race to the bottom
But these make me feel a little better.

tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/765812 2014-11-05T21:31:47Z 2014-11-05T21:31:48Z Most technology could be reduced this way "But not everybody is willing to pay $250 for a knob that turns up the heater.”

From an article about Nest.

In my case, since I have two thermostats, it’d be $500 for two knobs...
tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/744063 2014-09-19T18:39:35Z 2014-09-19T18:42:47Z If Android has sold all those phones, why aren't they used?

I have a web app that I've sold to three entities just south of San Francisco. I track (using Google Analytics) the visitors, partially so I know which browsers I need to test against. I think I wasted my money on that Nexus 7.

When I look at the mobile tools used to access the site it's surprising to me that iOS (iPhone and iPad) are so far ahead. There's a thought that iOS remains the more attractive platform to developers because people actually use the phones for more than just phone calls. 

(And yes, I know there's not a thing called 'Android' selling all those phones. But you know what I mean.)

tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/629734 2013-12-12T17:56:51Z 2013-12-12T17:57:26Z From the local police blotter

Time: 1034 hours 

Report #: 13-10333 

Charges: PC 211 

Location: 8400 block of Elk Grove Florin Rd. 

Victim: XXXXX, WILLIAM (WMA, 27) 

Suspect: "MIKE" (BMA, 20's) 

 V-1 placed an ad on Craigslist selling medicinal marijuana. V-1 was contacted by S-1 and they arranged to meet at the above location. Upon arrival, V-1 showed S-1 the 1.5 pounds of processed marijuana he was selling. S-1 walked over to his vehicle then returned and brandished a handgun. S-1 threatened V-1 then fired one round into the air. S-1 took the marijuana from V-1 then ran over to his vehicle. S-1 then fled in his vehicle northbound on Franklin Blvd. S-1's vehicle was described as a 2000 Dodge Neon gray in color. S-1 was described as a black male adult, 20's, 5'10", 180 lbs., wearing a black baseball hat with a gray puffy jacket. V-1 was not injured in the robbery and the marijuana was valued at $2,600. 

tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/215329 2013-01-28T21:24:41Z 2013-10-08T16:06:58Z Irish Folk Furniture

(h/t Glen Hasard)
tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/215337 2013-01-28T18:43:29Z 2013-10-08T16:06:58Z Immovable Object vs. Unstoppable Force - Which Wins?

(h/t The Loop)
tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/215344 2013-01-02T22:59:18Z 2013-10-08T16:06:59Z Banana Slicer Gadget on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Hutzler-5717-571-Banana-Slicer/dp/B0047E0EII/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Read the comments.
tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/215357 2012-12-26T22:10:41Z 2013-10-08T16:06:59Z The Milk Carton Kids I thought for sure I'd posted this link before, but no…

tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/215375 2012-12-25T01:59:41Z 2013-10-08T16:06:59Z Live Guster - Empire State ]]> tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/215391 2012-12-25T01:53:19Z 2013-10-08T16:06:59Z The History of Santa Claus

(h/t The Loop)]]>
tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/215397 2012-12-25T01:23:00Z 2013-10-08T16:06:59Z Merry Chrismakuh

Early Cavewomen.

tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/215404 2012-12-21T01:14:30Z 2013-10-08T16:06:59Z Slate: Best Astronomy Images of 2012
Best Astronomy Images of 2012

(I was going to insert some snark about 47% of the population probably not getting this since it's "Science", but not so close to Christmas. Ok, maybe in spite of myself...)
tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/215419 2012-12-21T00:34:11Z 2013-10-08T16:06:59Z The 2012 Movie Movie

The films and music.

via The Loop]]>
tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/215422 2012-12-14T18:11:00Z 2013-10-08T16:06:59Z Of Course You Are, You Delicate Flower, You.


tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/215439 2012-12-14T17:36:36Z 2013-10-08T16:07:00Z Pretend like it's going well Lyle Lovett on Tiny Desk Concert.]]> tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/215452 2012-12-14T00:50:19Z 2013-10-08T16:07:00Z Two Points For Honesty Guster have a live CD coming out and are teasing it with some video:

tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/215475 2012-12-08T07:44:42Z 2013-10-08T16:07:01Z Music in 2012, meh. Last year, for Christmas, I gave my sister my 10 favorite albums of the year. It was tough winnowing down the list.  This year, not so much. Looking at the stuff that's come through, I think I could put up 5 good albums. Let's see.

Gary Clark Jr. Blak and Blu.  I saw him at Coachella and he puts on a great show. Given the limited time non-headliners get at Coachella, we only heard his blues. He's a great guitarist and singer.  The album was a surprise because it's a bit broader than 'the blues' would imply. There's some R&B, Soul crooning and other genres.

Loudon Wainwright, Older Than My Old Man Now.  Great CD on the vagaries of aging.  In C is heartbreaking. Wainwright is so noted for his funny stuff (and there is that on this album) that audiences may not know what to expect.

The Milk Carton Kids.  If you like Gillian Welch you'll like these two. Two free album downloads available at their web site, or there's this Tiny Desk Concert. They slip in this list even though their albums were released in 2011 because I only discovered them this year and the pickings for 2012 are so slim.

Alabama Shakes,  Boys & Girls.  They're just kids and they are so soulful.

Not even five albums… yeesh.

From last year's list, the title song from Linda Thompson's Versatile Heart.
tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/215496 2012-11-09T15:31:51Z 2013-10-08T16:07:01Z Election Reflections
tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/215477 2012-11-09T15:31:51Z 2013-10-08T16:07:01Z Election Reflections
tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/215502 2012-11-06T19:58:11Z 2013-10-08T16:07:01Z Aimee Mann - Deathly A nice break from your election day blues.

tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/215516 2012-10-08T15:56:36Z 2013-10-08T16:07:01Z KT Tunstall - I Want You Back Here's to a toe-tapping Monday...

tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/215533 2012-10-05T06:15:00Z 2013-10-08T16:07:01Z Tonight's Entertainment - Eleni Mandell and Nick Lowe

A very nice evening of musical entertainment.

Eleni Mandell

and the master himself, Nick Lowe

tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/215552 2012-10-03T16:00:27Z 2013-10-08T16:07:02Z Hmm. Twitter, I think you’re right. I do know this fellow. Great guy.