Somedays – A Reminder is Needed

“A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.”

– Winnie the Pooh

“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.”

– Kahlil Gibran

Training Jack

We have had Jack for over two years and training him was long overdue. Overall he is a good dog, but he definitely needs to go through some training to be a better listener and to make sure he knows where he stands in the pack. Earlier this week we started training and for the first week he has to be tethered to me for most of the day and then keep the leash on for the remainder of the time until I can tether him to me again.

I came home from a meeting and found Pepper – the born again sheep dog that herded cattle in his previous life – holding on to Jack’s leash. The picture captures the order in the pack between them perfectly. Pepper is constantly watching Jack, drinking his water, and near by almost all day.

Even though Jack is my third dog – it is nice to be working with someone so that Jack and our family have the best relationship possible. I just wish I would have done this when we first got him. Greyhounds can be pretty stubborn…but there is no one that can be more stubborn than me so he does not have a chance.

If Only It Was That Easy…

On a recent trip to the Dominican Republic – I saw this sign at the airport:

Even with bug repellent – those mosquitos were all over me and I came back with all sorts of bites. Perhaps someone needs to let the CDC know it is harder than not letting the mosquitos biting people.

Thanks You…

Recently when we were in the Dominican Republic – saw this sign on one of the busses we took to/from the airport.

Looks like they forgot the “s” after “tip” but decided it belonged after “thank” instead.

Made Me Feel Tall…

I recently had some work done on our LR4 and the mechanic had a Ferrari in the showroom. This was the first time I ever sat in one and I could not get over how low to the ground/short it was. Fortunately for me – my legs are short and I could fit in the car. I am not sure how people much taller than me can feel comfortable in this car – but it was really cool to experience.

Fortunately Cora also went with me and got to sit in it as well. Not too much longer and she could actually reach the pedals/see out the windshield. Help us all…

If the Shoe Fits…

I love designing my own Nike shoes and here is my latest pair. I decided to go with Penn State navy, the silver swoosh (to match my silver boxing gloves) and “Champ” to remind me who I needed to be every time I put them on.

Most Preferred Network on Your iPhone

I recently ran into an issue where my iPhone would seem to always try and connect to the one network I did not want to use anytime I left the house/came back. After I had enough manual switching – I finally took a look and learned how Apple orders the networks to join: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202831 and then looked at my settings. I noticed that my preferred network had “Auto Join” set to “no” and “Auto Join” set to “yes” for the slow network I had grown to hate.

If you have the same issue – go to your WiFi settings on your iPhone and click on the info icon for that connection. You will then see a screen like this:

From there – if you want your iPhone to prefer/join the network – make sure the Auto Join setting is turned on. If you want to not join it – simply make sure Auto Join is turned off. Makes sense and is super easy and no more manually changing the network every time you leave/come back. Simplify your life and make sure any non-used networks have Auto Join = off.

Disable the Cache in Safari 11

With Safari 11 – we lost the “Disable Cache” in the Safari Developer menu. If you are a developer – you know this comes in handy when debugging any CSS/JS changes.

After spending a few days frustrated – it was time to find a solution so I could disable the cache (permanently). If you are looking for the same solution – look no further.

Using the command line:

rm -rf ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari ; echo > ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari

That will remove the current cache forever and replace it with a file (not used to do any caching).

You are welcome.

Fix for Bold Fonts Looking Bolder in Chrome

If you noticed your fonts in Chrome looking more bold in Chrome than Safari – there is an easy fix. Add this in to your stylesheet (body or specific CSS class/ID):

Example:

h1 {-webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased;}

You can see the difference:

Before:

After: