Because of some constant issues with Time Machine that I just couldn’t resolve, I switched to Arq, which offers a similar “go back in time” backup solution. I’ve had a generally positive experience with Arq; it’s been much faster and more reliable than Time Machine for me.

The only problem — and this is unrelated to Arq itself — was that my network share would disconnect when my MacBook went to sleep, and I couldn’t find a simple, reliable way to automatically remount the share when waking my MacBook. Then, I happened to find this postfrom Gabe Weatherhead. The post is five years old, but his solution using Keyboard Maestro still works perfectly.

I added one condition to his setup: My MacBook must be connected to my home Wi-Fi network.

  Screenshot of Keyboard Maestro macro

I had tried Keyboard Maestro in the past, but I had never really found a compelling reason to purchase it. This simple macro has changed my mind, though, and I’m now a paying customer. Now to find more uses for it…

Sunset over Lake Michigan as seen from an airplane
 Sep 27, 2017 18:50
Lake Michigan sunset
Sunset over Lake Michigan as seen from an airplane
 Sep 27, 2017 18:48
Lake Michigan sunset

This is a good introduction to RSS (or a refresher for a lot of people) from Gizmodo. For following blogs, it really is better than Twitter or Facebook because you never miss a post.

(Here’s my RSS feed. 🙂)

 Why RSS Still Beats Facebook and Twitter for Tracking News

Interesting story from Tedium about how check sorting was automated.

 Check Processing History: How Automation Saved the Day