Wednesday, October 30, 2019

President Trump Announces Death of ISIS Leader in US Raid

President Trump Announces Death of ISIS Leader in US Raid

“Last night, the United States brought the world’s Number One terrorist leader to justice,” President Donald J. Trump said yesterday from the East Room of the White House.

“Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead.”

The terrorist leader’s “death represents a significant symbolic victory in the battle against the terror group and marks the end of a years-long effort to track down the elusive ISIS leader, who had been reported killed multiple times in the past,” Morgan Chalfant reports for The Hill. “Trump declared that al-Baghdadi’s death demonstrated the United States's ‘relentless pursuit of terrorist leaders and our commitment to the enduring and total defeat of ISIS and other terrorist organizations.’”

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On Sunday, the parents of Kayla Mueller, who was taken hostage by al-Baghdadi in 2013 and killed 18 months later, praised President Trump and the soldiers who completed this mission, Karina Bland writes in The Arizona Republic. “I still say Kayla should be here, and if Obama had been as decisive as President Trump, maybe she would have been," Marsha Mueller said.

Apple Releases Security Updates for MacOS Mojave

In this Blog I gave a roasting to Apple for pushing an update out that removed the possibility of running 32 bit apps.  However, to my surprise, Apple just released an Update to the previous OS Mojve (with Safari too).  Take a look to see the details now act is patched.

Like me, if you were not ready to ditch your 32 bit apps yet, and you decided not to upgrade, all is not lost.  As long as Apple maintains a strong security posture, and releases patches to Mojave... I m forced to give them some points!  Though they didn't indicate they would release a patch and normally go full steam ahead, dropping support for older OS systems, I must assume that they had a small change of heart for Apple fans.  I applaud this continued support, and this will allow me time to update my key apps that are 32 bit. I intend to update at some point, but app developers are driving this one for me.

To install this update, run Software Update, and choose the OTHER options.  You will get a list and ability to check the patches you want installed.

Apple still needs to communicate a little better to its customers, on their plans and update strategies, but this is a start!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019

Apple's Arrogant Attitude Has Created Serious Problems With MacOS Catalina

Apple wants all of its developers to use 64-bit applications. In its view this is obviously a better solution, and to push that through Apple has removed all support for 32-bit applications in Catalina. That means that countless legacy applications and previous versions of popular apps will no longer work.
What warning do you get during the installation? A nondescript dialog that pops up to say your 32-applications will not work. And if you get all the way through the installation of the OS update and find out that your key applications are 32-bit and no longer run, well, you’re out of luck.

Read more at Forbes as written by Evan Spence  What a disappointing turn of events.  Why not allow legacy 32 bit apps to function?  Many people have invested big funds to support Apple systems.  iPad is the same way.  We have some apps on an older iPad that function fine, but I am unable to move them to the new iPad.  Why?  They are my apps, none of their business what I want to run.  Overpriced hardware with limited software.  Shame!  Apple is so consumed with $$$ they ignored the duty to provide support to its core base.  Not forever, but 2-3 versions, should have been easy for such a "fantastic" set of programmers.

See more here at Times.  Apparently Micorosft Office apps for Mac are all 32 bit!

Make sure you check, I did a check on my software, and was SHOCKED that some of my favorite apps were all 32 bit.  Some of my best productivity apps, and freebie tools are all 32 bit.  BIG LOSS for me.  Maybe time to go back to Windows after 10 years of doing the Mac thing..

How to check?  Open the About This Mac under the Apple logo, then run System Report, and choose Legacy Software on left side.

Monday, October 07, 2019

NWA Powerrr | Back in the Studio!

NWA Wrestling Back in the old school studio, fantastic!  Was some of the best wrestling shows I had ever seen, looking forward to this.