Super-sized tweets and news 4 networks and security policy

A green pushpinWelcome to the “supTweet” blog – inspired by the “need for feed”  –  July 15, 2016. The US presidential race lurches along and devastating murderous attacks from by lunatics and zealots happen lost daily. China is in the news for throwing a snit on a binding judgement on its colonization of rocks and reefs in the South China Sea..

*freebies* Many of my blog’s visitors read my advice and walk-throughs on installing a working Joomla locally on their Mac’s Apache server with MAMP. (coming soon Drupal! and a small local PHP/MySQL example input/output DB) They also take away my free pushpin images to make the web a more beautiful space. *freebie* My coding how-to for taming the wild herds of #’s in your Twitter search/feed widget . Free code,  free experience. “Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want”

Our mission is to share insight and to discuss the latest developments in Internet technology. Right up there is Apple’s iService (cloud powered stores, technologies, etc.) graphic status page. Is iTunes Store down? is a great service to check your cloud status. Microsoft’s One Drive / Office 365 Suite is improving and pairs well with Dropbox. It’s great fun to tap away on my trusty iPhone riding NY train and knowing I can finish an item at will.

 Recent activities:

Anyway, it’s important that citizens hear about the [messy] exploding networked world in plain, interesting—or even sarcastic, English (American variant). Big data can overwhelm comprehension in fact or shall we say, sometimes by intent. Winnowing it for friends and cohorts is important. An informed voter (if you are fortunate enough to be in a nation that has a vote) is way better than a blindly angry and uninformed one, if less predictable. Washington DC Weather right now…

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Latest week’s activity in the Shanghai Composite Index from Infomine

1 Week SSEC Index Chart - Shanghai Composite Index Performance

For the paranoid, refresh the fear with my mega-super-tweet on drones here and read about the craziness around the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act as heard from Senator Wyden (update: this was recently passed into law).

If you are new to DC and urgently need to meet that lobbyist or pass that “off-the-record bit of insider gossip, here’s help for  getting around in DC and  Metro/Weather/Maps. Please follow me here as I produce articles that leverage a local’s access to some great resources and speakers local to the nation’s capitol city. I take my own photographs. I especially want to express gratitude to organizations like The Atlantic, The Brookings Institute, Ogilvy Public Relations, The Hudson Institute, The Palestine Center, George Mason University, American University, Georgetown UniversityCodePink, American Enterprise Institute, DC Linktank, CATO Instititute, The Newseum, The Stimson Center, The U.S.-Indonesian Society, The Middle East Institute, SAIS/Johns Hopkins/Nitze, The Library of Congress, China Daily MailThe Atlantic Council, Busboys and Poets, Institute of World Politics, The Kissinger Institute, The McCain Institute, The Center For National Policy, Resources for the Future, Revenue Watch Institute, World Affairs Council (DC),, The Heritage Foundation, the Montreal Gazette, PS21 (Project for 21st Century), The Brent Scowfroft Center and Atlantic Council, The National Press Club, CSIS, and the U.S. Congress peanut gallery facility for being open and welcoming me in to many great events. And of course my loving wife who is downstairs texting me to get down there and make coffee. I have completed a local install of both Joomla 1.5 and 2.5.2., 2.5.3 and the JCE editor. Running on my MacBook (OS X 10.6.8) under the Apache server using MAMP. Very cool. I have a very large site to migrate to Joomla this summer and I am studying. I am also installing a local Drupal that is not ready for prime time yet. Today (July 25, 2012) my opinion letter to the Washington Post about the loopy craziness of another “blame it on Obama” diatribe was published. Joy. Thank you, Russ

A West Coast Thing?

Film review May 9, Montreal

The Pearl Button, Patricio Guzman’s spacey expository account of the obscure atrocity events Christian missionaries, empire-driven Europeans, and the nascent local regime inflicted on Southern Chile’s isolated tribes up into the 1970’s. Supported by the US, Pinochet’s bloody tyranny brooked no critics, especially those with any indigenous pretensions.

 The sad history flows up to recent underwater recoveries of massive steel weights that sank humans (living and dead) thrown from helicopters. 

The butchery included bounties on testicles and breasts. Like California’s grotesque history, little known and remarkable in its bloodthirsty course, the Pearl Button illustrates the covered-up savagery Chile hides behind high-tech successes like incredible telescope arrays atop the Andes. 

  1. World class takes on a new meaning on this edge of the West Coast, but few dare to reveal what it really means as well as Guzman. 

Apple El Capitan, Hotmail, and Charlie Brown

Like Charlie Brown’s nemesis Lucy, Apple’s newest OS X El Capitan 10.11 mail app  pulls the football out and Charlie (Apple’s loyal user) goes whoops! again, never learning.

The connection between Jobs’ Lucy model and the girl who pulls the classic stunt is purely coincidental, or is it? As are the widespread, much discussed and pondered, problems connecting Apple’s mail application with an existing Hotmail account; the “enter password” message pops up (and fails) despite deleting the account in System Preferences/Accounts and attempting to add it in again—and again. iOS 9.1 on mobile devices has a similar issue. After finding a way to work around the issue,  one can credibly assume this is not a real bug but more a complication of increasingly complex security practices.

I’ll go through step by step (with pictures even) about how I fixed it.

First login into your Hotmail account via web browser (I’m using a Mac).


Under your profile image a drop-down menu (above) lets you select “View Account.” Do it.


Select “Security and Privacy” from the blue task bar.


Select “More security settings.” Then scroll down in the options to App Passwords.  By the way, I have two-step verification activated but that may not be necessary.


Select “create a new app password.”


Create a password. Important note: You will need to create a password for each device you are using Apple Mail and Hotmail on. I used three—iPad, iPhone, Mac Mini. So COPY the password right away.

I copied each generated password and pasted them into a new note that would sync with all three devices.

Copy one password from the note and use THAT for the much-requested password in one device and check it, select options mail, notes, etc, and away you go. Use one unique password for each device. 

distant US Capitol dome

U.S. Capitol SOTU eve, 2011 – photo Russ Imrie

Russell Imrie is a  Networking and Content Specialist, craft beer enthusiast, webmaster and an American Indian blogger working in the Washington DC area. For a decade Imrie built systems and lived totally off the grid in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California near Silicon Valley. More opinion pieces are at China Daily Mail (under nom de blog supTweet)

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