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Apple frustration: Copying contact info impossible in Messenger

Posted at age 28.

When I message a new person using Messenger, I frequently want to copy and paste the phone number elsewhere once I have begun talking. This is maddeningly difficult and requires me to either copy and paste the number before I hit enter upon first entering it, write it with pen and paper or fully open the Contacts app and locate the contact and number.

Once a conversation is started, double clicking the number or the contact name produces a little popup with the contact info. You would think you could copy the info easily, especially since you can highlight portions of it. But the copy function does not work at all here.

Once a conversation is started, double clicking the number or the contact name produces a little popup with the contact info. You would think you could copy the info easily, especially since you can highlight portions of it. But the copy function does not work at all here.

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Reefkeeping: DIY aquarium stand

Posted at age 28.

I designed and built an aquarium stand this past week as my first foray into woodworking, and it turned out well. I used about $60 in wood and other materials. I’m now thinking about what else I should build!

The finished aquarium stand with adjustable shelves. I designed and built it from scratch as my first foray into woodworking. Despite running out of stain, I am quite pleased with it!

The finished aquarium stand with adjustable shelves. I designed and built it from scratch as my first foray into woodworking. Despite running out of stain, I am quite pleased with it!

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Reefkeeping: the beginning

Posted at age 28.

Alan started keeping a saltwater aquarium earlier this year, and since I’ve been living with it for the past two months, I’ve become fascinated with reefkeeping. I am planning to start my own once I move to my next apartment in January. This leaves me plenty of time to obsessively research the many aspects of marine life.

Sea apple at 6th Ave Aquarium and Flowers

Sea apple at 6th Ave Aquarium and Flowers

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Brief addiction to 2048 game

Posted at age 28.

I don’t know what came over me the other day, but I looked at the popular apps for macOS Sierra, and I downloaded the game 2048. It looked simple and thus I thought it would be a quick diversion. Oops.

2048-4x4a.png

2048-4x4a.png

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Fixing macOS dark menu bar icons

Posted at age 28.

I use the dark menu bar on my machines running macOS Sierra, but some app icons are hard to see. I finally bothered to search for a solution, and it was quite easy.

My dark menu bar before fixing the first and sixth app icons

My dark menu bar before fixing the first and sixth app icons

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Electoral College: do your job, then disband

Posted at age 28.

This week I’ve have done much less studying for the GRE than I hoped given I am taking the test in four days. Tuesday I thought I would tune out the election coverage till later in the night when I hoped to see confirmed all the media’s predictions Hillary Clinton would be elected. But none of that went according to plan.

Within just two days, the petition to the Electoral College was signed more times than any petition in the site's history.

Within just two days, the petition to the Electoral College was signed more times than any petition in the site's history.

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Switching to a post office box

Posted at age 28.

Since I am in between apartments, I got a post office box to avoid changing my address everywhere for a short period, and to avoid cluttering my friend’s mailbox with my crap. I was then able to set up forwarding from my old address to the PO box. I tried changing my address directly with all my credit card companies and banks, but only some of them allowed a PO box.

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