Trumpertantrum

Elsa and I were discussing portmanteaus the other night (the word, not the trunk). Hangry is one of my favorites. But I think this may be one of the finest: Trumpertantrum.

I assumed one of the media outlets had coined the phrase, but it turns out to be attributed directly to Ted Cruz (or, perhaps, his writers).

“‘Trumpertantrum’: Trump Says Cruz Cheated In Iowa, Wants Results Overturned”

more at npr.org

 

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Quotable: Norman Borlaug

“…some of the environmental lobbyists of the Western nations are the salt of the earth, but many of them are elitists. They’ve never experienced the physical sensation of hunger. They do their lobbying from comfortable office suites in Washington or Brussels. If they lived just one month amid the misery of the developing world, as I have for fifty years, they’d be crying out for tractors and fertilizer and irrigation canals and be outraged that fashionable elitists back home were trying to deny them these things.”

read more at his Wikipedia entry.

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Aeschylus

“Valerius Maximus wrote that he [Aeschylus] was killed outside the city by a tortoise dropped by an eagle which had mistaken his head for a rock suitable for shattering the shell of the reptile. Pliny, in his Naturalis Historiæ, adds that Aeschylus had been staying outdoors to avoid a prophecy that he would be killed by a falling object.”

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeschylus

This event was cited in N.D. Wilson’s quite enjoyable Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God’s Spoken World.

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Top Question

Here I am, just trying to find out ‘Why can’t I copy from Amazon CloudReader,’ and here are the Google autocomplete suggestions:

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Why can’t I poop is the top question?

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Fix mouse lag issue connecting from Mac OS to Windows 7 running Citrix XenDesktop

At work I use an iMac running Mac OS X 10.11, and I connect to my Windows 7 computer via Citrix XenDesktop. I am running Citrix Receiver 12.1.100 on the Mac, and XenDesktop VDA 7.6 on Windows.

The other day I started getting a weird issue: when I would connect in the connection would work fine, but whenever I moused over anything that required the OS to change the pointer, from say, an arrow to a text insertion marker, the mouse would lag, almost like when you have a desk surface too for your mouse. The cursor would move fine as long as I didn’t mouse over any text boxes or objects that would swap the pointer image. This issue did not happen if I connected to the Windows PC from my Windows laptop, and it didn’t happen if I connected via RDP from the same Mac.

I searched all over the web for solutions, and found several that didn’t apply to my situation, or just didn’t work: changing pointer options on the Windows PC, upgrading video drivers, upgrading Receiver, etc.

Finally I hit a page on Citrix.com listing features/updates of the new Receiver version I was already running on the Mac. One of the features was El Capitan support for split screen. I do have an additional monitor connected to my Mac, though I never use it when connecting to my Windows PC. However, I looked at the connection window and it was butted right up against the edge of the first monitor.

I dragged the edge of the window in just about 3/8″ and tried my mouse again. It worked perfectly. It appears that the window was maybe extending over into the second monitor just enough to make the Receiver plugin think it was pushing data to a split screen.

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