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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!

Adding Two-Factor Authentication to a 1Password login

I’ve been using using 1Password since version 2, way back in 2009. As of this writing, the beta of 1Password version 7, and it is a nice update.

Today, while registering for a new web service, 1Password alerted me the web service had Two-Factor Authentication (I will call it 2FA hereafter) and I had not yet enabled the feature. Enabling 2FA is important from a security standpoint. To access your account, a hacker would need your credentials (username and password), plus a temporary code from the 2FA provider.

Back in 2015, AgileBits gave 1Password the ability to act as a 2FA token. However, it had been a while since adding 2FA to a login in 1Password, and I could not recall the process.

Here is an AgileBits blog post that details the process. There’s even a video to make things easier to understand!

New Lipsum generator

When working on various issues (especially fax problems), I need a blob of text that isn’t sensitive in any way. Until today, I used Lipsum.com to generate “Lorem Ipsum” text. While I would love to use Brett Terpstra’s lipsum generators, I’m never at a Mac when I need some random text.

This morning, I missed typing the “.com” TLD and ended up with a Google search for “lipsum”. A result that caught my eye was for  Lipsum.pro. This page is graphically spartan, but it was much quicker for me to generate some random text.

Better living through the Internet!  I know it’s a small thing, but it makes me happy.