Breathes there the man

‘Breathes there the man’――Sir Walter Scott

Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,
Who never to himself hath said,
This is my own, my native land!
Whose heart hath ne’er within him burn’d,
As home his footsteps he hath turn’d,
From wandering on a foreign strand!
If such there breathe, go, mark him well;
For him no Minstrel raptures swell;
High though his titles, proud his name,
Boundless his wealth as wish can claim;
Despite those titles, power, and pelf,
The wretch, concentred all in self,
Living, shall forfeit fair renown,
And, doubly dying, shall go down
To the vile dust, from whence he sprung,
Unwept, unhonour’d, and unsung.

O Caledonia! stern and wild,
Meet nurse for a poetic child!
Land of brown heath and shaggy wood,
Land of the mountain and the flood,
Land of my sires! what mortal hand
Can e’er untie the filial band,
That knits me to thy rugged strand!
Still as I view each well-known scene,
Think what is now, and what hath been,
Seems as, to me of all bereft,
Sole friends thy woods and streams were left;
And thus I love them better still,
Even in extremity of ill.
By Yarrow’s streams still let me stray,
Though none should guide my feeble way;
Still feel the breeze down Ettrick break,
Although it chill my wither’d cheek;
Still lay my head by Teviot Stone,
Though there, forgotten and alone,
The Bard may draw his parting groan.

macOS Printer System Reset

When I try to print under macOS, the job claims to go to the printers, yet the printer never prints it. After I waited for two minutes, the job still needed to be completed; therefore, I canceled the job. Attempt to rather. The job doesn’t cancel, so I kill the task of printing from the app I’m attempting to use. I still need to print, and this is at the worst time possible.

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Razer Kiyo Pro On macOS Essential Setup Guide


The RAZER KIYO PRO (from here on simply referred to as a proper-noun Kiyo) is a beloved (eg: PC Mag: 4/5, Tom’s Guide: 4.5/5, DCW: 4.5/5, Amazon: 4.4/5 on 4,514 ratings) and fairly priced (Amazon: $80USD) webcam. Although Kiyo is unsupported on macOS using the proprietary software package Synapse3, Kiyo mostly works out of the box. With some preparation and reflection however you can get it working exactly how you like.

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Checking an SHA256 Hash

If you are on macOS the easiest way to check an SHA256 hash is run this command against the file you are checking (SHA256SUMS for example):

shasum --algorithm 256 --check --ignore-missing --warn --strict SHA256SUMS

where the hash file should look something like this

04f15c46e9d82ed36a351c1de1f9c17017c950f6d1b7233e5749440a41f141de *

This article explains how to verify it on macOS, Windows, and Linux.

I followed the directions for macOS and Windows and they worked correctly.

I didn’t test it out on Linux.

The Difference Between Motivation and Dedication

The biggest difference between motivation and dedication is ACTION. Motivation is the initiative to start a task. It includes a person’s reasons and desires for engaging in a particular behavior to achieve a goal. Dedication goes beyond a mere desire. It is a person’s commitment to following through with behaviors and actions that will lead to the accomplishment of that goal. In other words, motivation does not require action because it is purely an inner desire. Dedication, on the other hand, is both an internal wish as well as physical action and hard work.


Sometimes Motivation grows into Dedication. Sometimes not. Regardless:

Kudos to your valued motivations!

They momentarily obliterate the inertia keeping you from where you are to where you want to be by giving you a chance to come up for a breath of fresh air, perspective, inspiration, and plan for action.

Won? Persevere.

Lost? Persevere.

Keep at it.