Special projects, research, and whatever else I might decide to post here...

MacOS Install

I have a Macbook Air that I intended to use as a computer for my wife, but discovered that the Thunderbolt port on it has failed, so it can't be hooked up to an external monitor. Oh well... I'll just reformat it and use it as just a spare laptop.

Go in and reformat the HDD through disk utility and... oops, accidentally deleted the recovery drive. Get stuck in Internet Recovery Mode and install... Yosemite? Ugh... that's a long process to get to Monterey.

Things went smoothly until attempting to install Homebrew. XCode Command Line Tools stalled. So, I tried xcode-select –install ... why is it saying it will take 9.5 hours to install??

You have passwords for everything: your devices, your accounts (like banking, social media, and email), and the websites you visit. By using passphrases or strong passwords you can protect your devices and information. 

I used OpenAI prompts to create an Apps Script that generates passphrases that use modified terms from the NATO Phonetic Alphabet along with additional characters you can specify to make passphrases. 

Dad wanted to modernize and add some excitement to this year's Duncan Family Reunion. So, I worked with him to create a Google Slideshow. We used simple family trees created at Family Echo and Dad highlighted our family's connection to Rochester, NY and the Jesse James Gang.

We will likely update this slideshow for next year's reunion too.

LInk: Duncan Reunion 2023 Slideshow

2023 Duncan Reunion