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Apple Silicon and Big Sur

Posted Sunday, November 15th, 2020 12:25 am GMT -6 in News,Technology at 12:25 AM

I don’t really have a ton of comments on the new stuff this week:

  • The upgrade file for Big Sur is huge, then it asks for even more free space to install.
  • Happy it’s still free, but how exactly does that continue to work?
  • Upgraded my work MacBook Air on the first day, then my home iMac the next day. No big issues so far on either one – there was one alert about the Cisco AnyConnect client, but version 4.9.00086 seems to work fine.
  • Out of the gate, Big Sur seems very polished for a dot-0 release.
  • Speaking of 11: while I like the Spinal Tap reference, the end of the “X” is a little sad too.
  • Will the new Safari improvements get me to switch back from Chrome? Time will tell on that one…
  • Hoping the AirPod tradeoff process between devices works as promised, since I switch a lot these days.
  • Happy that Music and Photos survived the upgrade with no issues (and maybe even a little better performance?).
  • All of my old crusty menubar apps seem to work so far (Last.fm Scrobbler, Backblaze).
  • No issues with virtual desktops (i.e. – Mission Control), terminal sessions, Screen Sharing or iCloud Notes.
  • The Apple Silicon stuff is impressive – guessing my first one will be an iMac next year.
  • I would be clamoring for a new Air if they would’ve made the screen bezel smaller – that is the only thing I envy on our fleet of Dell XPS laptops.

In other Kingsbury Apple news, Colleen got her new Max on Friday and loves it. I’m still happy with my decision to get the smaller phone (and the iPad Pro for all of us to use as needed). Not really using the pencil, though (so far).

Originally published by DK on November 15, 2020 at 12:25 am

Historic 🇺🇸

Posted Saturday, November 7th, 2020 04:12 pm GMT -6 in History,News,Politics at 4:12 PM

Interesting times, indeed

Originally published by DK on November 7, 2020 at 4:12 pm

2020 Top 7 Online Reads

Posted Friday, October 23rd, 2020 12:35 pm GMT -6 in News,Reading,Technology at 12:35 PM

Back in 2017, I posted my top 7 online publications. The list today has changed a little:

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Originally published by DK on October 23, 2020 at 12:35 pm

Bucky needs to be smarter

Posted Monday, October 19th, 2020 11:32 am GMT -6 in Business,Links,News,Politics,Technology at 11:32 AM


Originally published by DK on October 19, 2020 at 11:32 am


Posted Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 10:49 am GMT -6 in News,Quotes at 10:49 AM

Iconoclast. Lover of women, adventure and mystery. Founder of McAfee Anti-virus

Originally published by DK on October 6, 2020 at 10:49 am

The Economist

Posted Monday, August 24th, 2020 05:12 pm GMT -6 in News,Quotes,Reading at 5:12 PM

Published since September 1843 to take part in a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress…

Originally published by DK on August 24, 2020 at 5:12 pm

Anatomy of an American Failure

Posted Monday, August 3rd, 2020 11:01 am GMT -6 in Links,News,Politics,Science at 11:01 AM


Originally published by DK on August 3, 2020 at 11:01 am

What else is there to say?

Posted Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 10:00 am GMT -6 in Links,News at 10:00 AM


Originally published by DK on July 21, 2020 at 10:00 am

A canine hunger for petting

Posted Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 12:52 pm GMT -6 in Links,News,Politics at 12:52 PM


Originally published by DK on June 2, 2020 at 12:52 pm

Warning: Worries Ahead

Posted Friday, May 8th, 2020 12:17 pm GMT -6 in Links,News at 12:17 PM


Originally published by DK on May 8, 2020 at 12:17 pm

Very big diamond!

Posted Sunday, April 19th, 2020 09:57 am GMT -6 in Business,Links,News at 9:57 AM


Originally published by DK on April 19, 2020 at 9:57 am

LOL – well played, CP

Posted Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 10:28 am GMT -6 in Art,News at 10:28 AM

Social distancing is hard

Originally published by DK on April 8, 2020 at 10:28 am

That one time Einstein was wrong

Posted Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 10:38 am GMT -6 in Links,News,Science at 10:38 AM


Originally published by DK on April 10, 2019 at 10:38 am

This should be fun

Posted Thursday, March 28th, 2019 01:36 pm GMT -6 in Baseball,News,Sports at 1:36 PM

Happy Baseball Opener everyone!

Originally published by DK on March 28, 2019 at 1:36 pm

Roy & Moss versus El Chapo

Posted Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 02:03 pm GMT -6 in Business,History,Links,News,Technology at 2:03 PM

Originally published by DK on January 9, 2019 at 2:03 pm

Visa Business and Economic Insights

Posted Monday, December 17th, 2018 03:37 pm GMT -6 in Business,News,Shopping at 3:37 PM

While millennials have dominated headlines in recent years, baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) have continued to dominate consumer spending in the U.S. In fact, consumers over 50 now account for more than half of all U.S. spending…

Originally published by DK on December 17, 2018 at 3:37 pm

NotATweet: Don’t let the turkeys get you down

Posted Friday, September 28th, 2018 11:44 am GMT -6 in News,Personal,Politics,Weather at 11:44 AM

Tough week with stress, health, cold weather, tech gremlins and politics/news, but still trying to fight the good fight

Originally published by DK on September 28, 2018 at 11:44 am

Tragedy on the Las Vegas Strip

Posted Thursday, September 20th, 2018 07:22 pm GMT -6 in Friends,Links,News at 7:22 PM

Coroner opens up about office’s role after Las Vegas shooting

Originally published by DK on September 20, 2018 at 7:22 pm

The Reserve, Talon Club and 50%

Posted Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 10:47 am GMT -6 in Casinos,Links,News at 10:47 AM

Cosmo hoping to hook high rollers with latest upgrades

Originally published by DK on September 5, 2018 at 10:47 am

You don’t say…

Posted Sunday, July 8th, 2018 08:38 pm GMT -6 in Business,News at 8:38 PM

This may or may not be a crisis

Originally published by DK on July 8, 2018 at 8:38 pm

The Rick Nelson Octo Review

Posted Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 07:51 pm GMT -6 in Food,Links,News at 7:51 PM


Originally published by DK on February 28, 2018 at 7:51 pm

Real life CSI (from MN)

Posted Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 09:14 am GMT -6 in Friends,Links,News at 9:14 AM


Originally published by DK on August 22, 2017 at 9:14 am

My Top 7 Online Publications

Posted Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 12:52 pm GMT -6 in Business,News,Politics,Reading,Technology at 12:52 PM

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(Also just resubscribed to the print edition of The Economist)

Originally published by DK on March 28, 2017 at 12:52 pm

My choo-choo is a star

Posted Friday, March 17th, 2017 06:10 pm GMT -6 in Links,News at 6:10 PM


Originally published by DK on March 17, 2017 at 6:10 pm

City Pages

Posted Thursday, February 9th, 2017 10:57 am GMT -6 in News,Politics,Quotes at 10:57 AM

We’ve really gotta lay low for awhile. This is not the time to bust out a new racket…

Originally published by DK on February 9, 2017 at 10:57 am

The loser presser

Posted Monday, September 19th, 2016 02:24 am GMT -6 in News,Sports,Work at 2:24 AM

Damn, that’s a lot of gear for the cheeseheads

Originally published by DK on September 19, 2016 at 2:24 am

She’s really most sincerely dead

Posted Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 12:32 am GMT -6 in Friends,Links,News at 12:32 AM


Originally published by DK on September 6, 2016 at 12:32 am

That answers that

Posted Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 06:58 pm GMT -6 in Football,News,Work at 6:58 PM

Sid’s seat in the new press box

Originally published by DK on July 23, 2016 at 6:58 pm

My close personal friend

Posted Saturday, July 16th, 2016 08:47 am GMT -6 in News,Work at 8:47 AM

The new media entrance 

Originally published by DK on July 16, 2016 at 8:47 am

Peter Sieve

Posted Thursday, July 14th, 2016 02:44 pm GMT -6 in Design,News,Quotes at 2:44 PM

…a vast, garish room that looks exactly like the inside of a Hummer-party limo as designed by casino bartenders…

Originally published by DK on July 14, 2016 at 2:44 pm

The Fermoyle Report

Posted Monday, June 13th, 2016 07:46 am GMT -6 in Charities,Golf,News at 7:46 AM


Originally published by DK on June 13, 2016 at 7:46 am

The new Strib HQ

Posted Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 08:06 pm GMT -6 in News,Weather at 8:06 PM

Rain, lightning and thunder in December

Originally published by DK on December 16, 2015 at 8:06 pm

I’m only at 125

Posted Monday, September 29th, 2014 01:40 pm GMT -6 in Golf,Links,News at 1:40 PM


Originally published by DK on September 29, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Minnesota’s Number One

Posted Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 11:25 am GMT -6 in Links,News at 11:25 AM


Originally published by DK on July 9, 2014 at 11:25 am

So who will it be?

Posted Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 01:25 pm GMT -6 in Links,News at 1:25 PM


Originally published by DK on March 12, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Bulletin Board from 8/5/2004

Posted Monday, April 30th, 2012 11:07 pm GMT -6 in Family,History,News at 11:07 PM

My grandfather sent this in to the Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on April 30, 2012 at 11:07 pm

Grand Marais Police Briefs

Posted Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 06:50 pm GMT -6 in News at 6:50 PM

9:37 a.m., Grand Marais: Caller wanted to speak with a deputy regarding the goat on Cramer Road.

1:11 p.m., Grand Marais: Caller said someone has been driving by and giving him the finger.

11:43 p.m., Grand Marais: Caller said he wanted a female removed from his residence because she was drinking and acting nuts, and he couldn’t take it any more.

7:41 p.m., Grand Portage: Some guy turned in counterfeit money at the port of entry.

Originally published by DK on March 21, 2012 at 6:50 pm

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