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dsc at swcp.com dsc at swcp.com
Fri Aug 16 14:10:12 EDT 2019


I wonder if my Brother MFC-9840CDW multifunction laser printer will make the leap to 64-bit-only Catalina. I will probably be able to find generic print drivers. I think it would be able to scan by email or USB, but maybe generic TWAIN will work. Sending a fax might take some looking about. I'm thinking maybe it will make the leap, but with a little work, not "it just works". 

I feel like I just got it. I got it when doing some barcode and "scantron" work with LiveCode. I stopped printing out big notebooks long ago, so it is lasting longer than Brother probably thought it would. Even so, Brother and Apple seem to have put that model to pasture. 

Rambling... At 85 lbs, it violates my 30 lb lab limit. (Getting older, you know.) But, I just filled it with toner... (Oh, if someone is thinking of surprising me with a Mac Pro, that weight limit goes up to 50 pounds.)

So...  Catalina.

> On Jul 22, 2019, at 9:21 AM, Dar Scott Consulting via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> In trying to take a positive view on this...
> 
> Voice command and Sidecar might make it easier to step aside in a demo or presentation.  
> 
> Sidecar might be handy as a sketch input. Maybe. You know, like an alternative mouse.
> 
> Sidecar might be a handy place to put the Message Box or a debug window.
> 
> Screen Time might be handy for those of us who feel we goof off too much. (I use Qbserve for time management.)
> 
> Color filter options can help those with color vision deficiencies and help others see problem colors on a broader context. 
> 
> The Notes enhancements look interesting. (I am readying for an electronic lab notebook, but Notes might delay that; I'll try it.)
> 
> Being able to run some iOS apps on the Mac is cool, but I wish it could run all, transparently. It is frustrating to find just the right app and, oh, it is iOS only.
> 
> Isolating the system from stuff I try is cool. 
> 
> Metal!
> 
> 
> However, crowd-sourced Bluetooth locating is scary. 
> 
> And the first time to run an app can take a while, it seems, but maybe that is really a good thing.
> 
> 
> 
>> On Jul 22, 2019, at 8:43 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Sounds like you are inferring a lot more into that PR fluff piece than is warranted. I didn't see anywhere in the statement the word, "only". Are you saying that Catalina will ONLY do those things listed in the statement, and nothing else? That seems extreme to me. 
>> 
>> Bob S
>> 
>> 
>>> On Jul 21, 2019, at 14:31 , Richmond via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> "macOS Catalina gives you more of everything you love about Mac. Experience music, TV, and podcasts in three all-new Mac apps. Enjoy your favorite iPad apps now on your Mac. Extend your workspace and expand your creativity with iPad and Apple Pencil. And discover smart new features in the apps you use every day. Now you can take everything you do above and beyond."
>>> 
>>> Wow: I can translate that into far, far easier language:
>>> 
>>> macOS Catalina gives you more of a plastic bathtoy; an extended gramophone player, TV, fancy telephone and pornogram, and less of what I was brought up to believe a computer really should be.
>>> 
>>> Mind you, the "mene, mene, tekel, up-yours!" was there for all to see when Steve Jobs killed off Hypercard.
>>> 
>>> "Enjoy" . . . Cor! John Calvin was right.
>>> 
>>> Love, Richmond.
>> 
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