2017-12-22 : fortune

“The Buddha said there is no one thing stays the same during this life.” ~ Fortune


2017-12-16 : then I bust out

“When I’m in a slump, I comfort myself by saying if I believe in dinosaurs, then somewhere they must be believing in me. And if they believe in me, then I can believe in me. Then I bust out.”

— Mookie Wilson

2017-12-15 : greyed out sound icon in the menu bar

When I got home from work I booted my Macbook Pro. The sound icon in the menu bar was greyed out. I couldn’t select Internal Speakers. Here is how I fixed it:

  1. Shut down the laptop.
  2. Hold down shift-control-option and press power.
  3. Let go at the same time.
  4. Watch it boot up.
  5. Check and see if the sound icon is back to black.
  6. Celebrate if you got your internal speakers back. *

What you are doing is reseting the SMC (System Management Controller).


* If your sound icon is still grey there is probably only one other option…viking funeral.

  1. Layout some stones in the shape of a ship
  2. Pile up some twigs then bigger sticks on top of the twigs.
  3. Place the laptop with the greyed out sound icon on top of the wood pile.
  4. Light the wood on fire.
  5. Shout some prayer to the sky to Odin *
  6. Drink a bunch of mead


* Be sure to pray to Odin and not Oden. You want the prayer to go to the Norse god and not the Japanese winter delecacy.

2017-12-13 : 2do list

Ugh…I let my to-do app grow out of control. There are tons of stuff that I’ve finished have gone unchecked. There are all these things that I told myself to check out that I can’t even remember why I thought they were cool.

So I took an hour or two last night and got everything synced across all devices, tagged, and scheduled to be due by the end of the year. I said goodbye to a bunch of weird and wonderful half-baked ideas.

Things seem kinda caught up.