Help Me Help You

“I used to cycle through disbelief, shame, anger. Now I just show compassion and move on,” she added.

I’ve heard this happening myself while in the waiting room for my doctor. The person first didn’t want a nurse practitioner, but a doctor. She was presented with options. Then she wanted a doctor that went through a medical school in the US. More options were given. Then she wanted a doctor that wasn’t a woman. Finally she wanted a doctor that was white.

ApplePay Broken?

The crooks have not broken the secure encryption around Apple Pay’s fingerprint-activated wireless payment mechanism. Instead, they are setting up new iPhones with stolen personal information and then calling banks to “provision” the victim’s card on the phone to use it to buy goods.

At first, the article makes it seem like ApplePay on the device is broken. But it seems the human element involving the credit card companies is the problem here.

You’re Doing it Wrong – Scrambled Eggs

One common mistake people make when cooking scrambled eggs is adding milk or cream. You may have been whisking your eggs with milk since you were a little kid, but we’re telling you now: It’s time to stop.

It may seem counterintuitive, but the addition of milk, cream or any other liquid for that matter, will actually make it more likely that your eggs will turn out dry. By thinning out the eggs, it’s easier to overcook them. Most importantly, the milk dilutes the taste of the eggs. It also screws with the texture, leaving the eggs slightly rubbery — and no one wants rubbery eggs. If you’re using good, farm fresh eggs, you don’t need anything except maybe a little salt and pepper to make them taste delicious. A little butter never hurt anyone, either.

I’m never sure how to take articles that tell you that you’ve been doing it wrong. You know the ones, like you’re eating this food wrong or using this tool wrong.

We have been making more and more scrambled eggs since the kids enjoy it this way. Me? I prefer a good over easy egg.

12-inch MacBook Air?

The upcoming 12-inch Air has the fewest amount of ports ever on an Apple computer, as can be seen in the rendition above. On the left side is a standard headphone jack and dual-microphones for input and noise-canceling. On the right side is solely the new USB Type-C port. Yes, Apple is currently planning to ditch standard USB ports, the SD Card slot, and even its Thunderbolt and MagSafe charging standards on this new notebook. We must note that Apple tests several designs of upcoming products, so Apple may choose to ultimately release a new Air that does include the legacy components, though there is very little space on the edges for them.

My first Apple laptop was a 12-inch PowerBook which I loved. My wife wondered why I didn't get the 15-inch or 17-inch which were other options. I said it was something about that 12-inch PowerBook that looked and felt right.

I don't think Apple would ditch the Thunderbolt connection and MagSafe both. Seems like a bit much, but I suppose it's possible. Only time will tell.

Innovation Expectation

But nowadays, Wall Street sees Apple very differently — and this morning’s much-hyped iPhone announcements from the tech giant did little to stop its year-long descent into stagnation. Apple’s gold phones, 64-bit processors, and fingerprint sensors barely budged the needle on Wall Street, as shares fell more than 2 percent from the day’s opening price of $506.20.

From a consumer point-of-view, I like what I see in the iPhone 5S. But I’m a user of the iPhone 4S, so this is considered a major upgrade for me. I don’t believe Apple needs to innovate with each new iPhone release. I think they need to keep doing what they are doing, putting out a solid product that fits my needs.

A Train in Oahu?

The two-track line —a 30-foot-wide span, with 21 elevated stations — is designed to accommodate an increasing crush of commuters and tourists while encouraging new growth and development, particularly on this undeveloped part of the island. The Honolulu rail project, scheduled for completion in 2018, seems certain to change sharply the nature of much of the south side of the island, as well as downtown Honolulu.

It would certainly bring a different feel to Oahu. Even though it would help in moving people, I don’t know if it is – overall – a good thing.