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iPhone photos, EXIF, sideways photos and WordPress

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I like to include a good amount of photos in my book reviews and have always followed the same procedure. I take the photos with my iPhone and edit them in Gimp for use in on various WordPress sites. This worked well, until two weeks ago. I had just completed my review for Will Eisner’s A Contract with God Curator’s Collection and published it. It looked good on the site, which I viewed on my Windows 10 PC with Chrome, but when I checked the social media posts on Facebook…read more

iPhone backup hanging

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With Apple’s release of iOS 4 for their cornucopia of portable devices I was anxious to get this update for my [intlink id=”309″ type=”post”]iPhone 3G[/intlink].  Before I could install the new OS I had to install a new version of iTunes, 91.1.1.12, which I did successfully through the prompts in iTunes.  Everything was very smooth. On reboot I again connected my iPhone and was prompted to install the new OS.  It first started a backup of my phone and I waited for it to advance.  And waited some more: I…read more

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Mac Mini: new adventures in computing

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A friend of mine bought a used Mac Mini and then promptly had issues with the hardware and so it migrated to my storage closet.  It languished there for a while but I needed a small PC for my wife’s desk so I did some playing around: the operating system was hopelessly trashed and there wasn’t any software with the machine, just the unit and it’s power cord.  This would be my first experience with an Mac. I poked around a bit and found it was according to Apple model…read more

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