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13 September 2019

We can't let the day expire without noting it's Friday the 13th. Ominous as that may sound, we had to really look hard for distress signals today. It was a stifling 90 degrees in the windless city as we labored through the news and a slide show, sustained only by a glass of water now and then.

Friday the 13th. Olympua E-PL1 at f6.3, 1/160 second and ISO 640 with M.Zuiko 12-200mm zoom at 162mm. Two passes with Adobe Camera Raw.

That's what you see in this photo taken at sunset. A part of the dinner table. A nearly empty bottle on San Pellegrino standing next to a water glass of the stuff.


And four miles to the west, the ocean. Calm as a bath tub.

We had an hour and a half wait for a Portuguese pizza, so we made a shrimp salad and watched the Giants barely beat the Marlins. We're hoping the old guys aren't too old and the young guys not too young to get Bochy his 2,000 career win before he retires at the end of the season.

So what did we find to complain about on this Friday the 13th?

Oh, we came up with something all right.

It turns out that our long run with macOS Sierra may be coming to an end. Despite our misgivings about High Sierra (the last macOS that will run on our hardware), this week we ran across two applications that require no less than High Sierra.

We are sacrificing our 13-inch MacBook Pro to the update as we speak. The installer has been reporting it will be just another 45 minutes for the last hour or so.

At that rate, the install will run at least another two hours into Saturday the 14th and all hell won't break loose.

But that remains to be seen.

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