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Scott McNulty
Philadelphia, PA
A techie with an English degree.
Interests: macs, reading, writing, technology, scifi
Recent Activity
You'd be surprised at how often I'm asked which Kindle people should buy for their loved ones. The answer is simple: the Paperwhite (without ads). Why the Paperwhite? Because: The only thing that really matters is the screen, and the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blankbaby
From the NY Time's article "Civil Rights Groups Call on Trump to Denounce Racism of Alt-Right:" Asked on Monday about the comments, Mr. Spencer said he had gotten caught up in his passion for the alt-right cause. “My talk certainly... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at Blankbaby
Trump won the election, and now he has to deal with people actually paying attention to what he says and does (seems a bit late, but hey we're doing it now!). Ryan Pizza at the New Yorker examines Trump's first... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at Blankbaby
After the election I, like many folks, spiraled into all sorts of worst case scenario thinking. I have hope that Pres. Trump isn't going to be as bad as I fear, though early indications aren't making me feel confident in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2016 at Blankbaby
Apple is building a fancy new HQ (they do have all the money in the world, so why not?). This Bloomberg article offers up this: The new building features open floor plans and few traditional offices. While some of Apple’s... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2016 at Blankbaby
I'm not very political but I think Donald Trump represents a danger for the country, so I donated a few bucks to Hillary for President. Now I am getting a ton of email from Hillary, which I understand. However, I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2016 at Blankbaby
I've installed the latest and greatest MacOS on both my MacBook and my iMac (that's Sierra for you folks keeping score). This update continues the trend of MacOS updates which seemingly offer few new features that I either notice or... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2016 at Blankbaby
I've been reading like a champ this year, and I've already blown past my number of books read last year. In fact, 2016 is looking like I might surpass my 2013 reading level. Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at Blankbaby
I went with an unlocked (on AT&T) 128 GB model in regular old black. Sadly, I ordered it about 30 minutes after they went on sale so I won't be getting it tomorrow. I have to wait until the start... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at Blankbaby
That's how I imagine whoever pitched the show that Apple is co-producing called, cringingly enough, "Planet of the Apps." I do have a soft spot for these business-y shows, even though I have very little interest in business. I've been... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at Blankbaby
But isn't the right to protest things a big part of why this country was founded? I am very hopeful that the Philly DNC protests will be peaceful and that both protesters and police a like make sure everyone is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at Blankbaby
I don't know why it is sideways, and I am doing this on my iPad, so you'll have to deal with it. Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2016 at Blankbaby
You can finally buy a Kindle, or a Kindle Paperwhite, in white (again). I'm not sure why you'd want a white Kindle since I think the gray/black helps the Kindle fade into the background when you're reading but I'm not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at Blankbaby
I'm sure they will think it is bunk because it is from the New York Times, but it is really shocking. How Donald Trump Bankrupted His Atlantic City Casinos, but Still Earned Millions: ‘Trump crawled his way to the top... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at Blankbaby
I took the quiz at and found out that Hillary is for me (which I knew already). I am mostly surprised that I agree with Trump on 9% of the issues. Seems high. I used to consider myself a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at Blankbaby
This morning I woke up early to go for a 20 minute run (on the treadmill). Afterwards I tweeted that I didn't even know who I was anymore along with a post workout picture. Some folks on Twitter suggested that... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at Blankbaby
Above is the Public Safety Answering Center II, a call center in NYC for emergency responders. This thing is a fortress, having been built to be able to operate for up to 3 days without any outside help. Also, it... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at Blankbaby
My mom loved music. She kept the radio tuned to the oldies station my entire childhood, which has lead to me having a taste for Doo-wop and 50's music. She especially liked the Beatles, which makes sense given when she... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at Blankbaby
Heads up readers – all-new, top of the line Kindle almost ready. 8th generation. Details next week.— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) April 4, 2016 Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at Blankbaby
Donald Trump is a fool and a liar. Trump’s Week of Errors, Exaggerations and Flat-out Falsehoods lists a bunch of lies he told over a week. This is my favorite: ‘Really they’ve shut Christianity down.’ (March 7 in Madison, Miss.)... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2016 at Blankbaby
Did you know that March is colorectal cancer awareness month? I didn't until NPR told me this morning. My mom had colorectal cancer, and it was no fun (read more about her story). I set up a memorial fund for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2016 at Blankbaby
My mom died today. As it so often is with parents, it was both surprising and expected. She was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer 9 months ago, and we all knew what the end result would be. We just didn't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2016 at Blankbaby
In my youth I was big into comics. Around that time Image was formed, and Rob Liefeld was the name in comics. I wasn't a huge fan of his stuff, but I did read it. I also just read this... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2016 at Blankbaby
I don't Storify things often (or ever, really), but I think you'll agree this was a good reason to start: [View the story "Star Trek Twinsies" on Storify] Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 at Blankbaby