Star Wars Mandalorian ornament

The launch of the Disney+ streaming service was heralded by their Star Wars show, The Mandalorian. Since my social media of choice is Twitter, I immediately muted mentions of the show. Still, my friend Jonathan sent me instructions for an ornament of The Child.

Hope you enjoy making this, and may the Force be with you, especially on Life Day!

macOS installer commands

High Sierra

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/HighSierra

Mojave

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Mojave

Catalina

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Catalina.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Catalina

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Vocal warmup

This is intended to be spoken slowly and deliberately:

“Eleven benevolent elephants met Lilly and Lucy in Philadelphia. They went to see Camelot in Unique New York, with guns and drums and drums and guns which they kept in the bodega bodega bodega. They soon came across Brilliant Italian William from Topeka, who merely murmured, ”lilly lally lilly lally.“ Then around the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran, to live among Culligans and Callalillies and let his tone drift off as easily as a sigh.”

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Editing or Removing callouts in ScreenFlow

Of the screen recording apps I have used, Telestream’s ScreenFlow is my personal favorite. While it’s Mac-only, ScreenFlow does a great job of recording desktop and iOS device displays.

Recently, I needed to blur out some sensitive information on a display. Since the callout was created several steps back, hitting the ⌘+Z key combination to undo everything wasn’t a great option.

Ultimately, I found this Telestream blog post which showed how to edit callouts using the Option key. Very handy!