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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:57 pm 
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If I download the Mojave installer, will I finally stop receiving reminder notifications to update to it?

Thanks.

Oh... and I think this has been discussed before, for an earlier OS update, but I just want to confirm that I can download the installer and choose NOT to run it, correct?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:12 pm 
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You can download the installer and choose not to run it (just quit when it opens), but I think it'll continue to harass you. At least it did to one of my users.

Apple needs to add a preference in OS X to block Apple-sponsored advertisements masquerading as notifications. :nothappy:

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Just a couple of weeks ago I found the file to modify, but having trouble finding it, will continue looking, in the meantime...

Manage notifications from News on Mac
Many channels in Apple News send notifications about breaking news or important stories. You can choose to receive notifications for only certain channels. You can also change how the notifications appear or turn them off altogether.
Receive or stop notifications per channel
In the News app on your Mac, choose File > Manage Notifications.
Do any of the following for a channel:
Receive notifications: Click a button (the color green indicates that notifications are on).
Stop notifications: Click a button (no color indicates that notifications are off).
Click Done.
Change or turn off all notifications
On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Notifications.
Select News in the list on the left, then set options on the right.
To stop all notifications, click None. For more information about the options, click the Help button in the corner of the pane.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:19 pm 
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OK. Thanks Guyz!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:41 pm 
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This isn't exactly it, but maybe deleting this file works for Mojave also...

First, open Finder and press the Shift, Command, and G keys simultaneously to launch “Go to Folder.” Next, type “/Library/Bundles” into the dialogue box and you should see a file titled “OSXNotification.bundle.”

Finally, delete the file or move it somewhere else on your computer—you’ll have to enter your computer password to confirm. Restart your computer and once it reboots you should be free from those High Sierra update notifications forever.

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-get-rid-o ... 1822632152


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Ah, I think this is it...

All-in-one Command to Disable “Upgrade to MacOS Mojave” Notifications
If you’re a savvy command line user you can also string the commands together like so, this will move the OSXNotification.bundle into the user Documents folder, and then ignore the Mac OS installer notifications:

sudo mv /Library/Bundles/OSXNotification.bundle ~/Documents/ && softwareupdate --ignore macOSInstallerNotification_GM

Because the command uses sudo, you will need to authenticate with admin/root to issue that command properly. Recall that improper command line syntax can lead to unexpected results, thus it’s only appropriate for advanced users to use the command line.

http://osxdaily.com/2018/10/26/stop-upg ... fications/


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Thanks! I've been looking for this, off-and-on, for a couple years now.

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I can/can't hardly believe I helped the Master! :D


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:36 pm 
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BDAqua wrote:
Ah, I think this is it...

All-in-one Command to Disable “Upgrade to MacOS Mojave” Notifications
If you’re a savvy command line user you can also string the commands together like so, this will move the OSXNotification.bundle into the user Documents folder, and then ignore the Mac OS installer notifications:

sudo mv /Library/Bundles/OSXNotification.bundle ~/Documents/ && softwareupdate --ignore macOSInstallerNotification_GM

Because the command uses sudo, you will need to authenticate with admin/root to issue that command properly. Recall that improper command line syntax can lead to unexpected results, thus it’s only appropriate for advanced users to use the command line.

http://osxdaily.com/2018/10/26/stop-upg ... fications/


What I did to stop the Sierra nags when I was still on EC. (Or was it to stop the HSierra nags?)
But think I only used the first part of the command up to and including ~/Documents. Not sure if the rest of that line is really needed. If I recall correctly, just getting it into Documents was sufficient for me.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:44 am 
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Thanks W, did you post something about that here & I missed or forgot it?


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Yeah, that was here
https://x704.net/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=12 ... le#p108556

Tried editing the reminder frequency in the info.plist to something like 10 years from now, which didn't work, but pretty straightforward what I eventually did, which worked:

sudo mv /Library/Bundles/OSXNotification.bundle ~/Documents

At least in Sierra, the second part of that command && softwareupdate --ignore macOSInstallerNotification_GM was not needed.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:10 am 
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Thanks again, I guess I missed that.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:49 pm 
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My computer stopped nagging me a long time ago, but I couldn't for the life of me remember what I did to make it stop, so I couldn't tell anyone else how to do it, and my Google skills weren't up to snuff to find it.

It's probably just that I'm getting old, so this is all much more complicated than it used to be. Actuarially (according to the Social Security Administration's 2015 data) I'm exactly middle-aged, so I'm on the downhill slope and this mental decline is probably just the first step off the edge of that cliff. I know I probably have dementia because even Donald Trump can reputedly count down from 100 by sevens, but I sure can't. (I mean, what the Hell! I'm not Stephen fucking Hawking! That's like some crazy arithmetic superpower!) And frankly I'm not all that good at identifying vague squiggly line drawings of endangered mammals -- although I should work on that given the number of children aged three to six at my house. I don't want to hurt their feelings.

Also, now that I'm VERY officially middle-aged, aren't I supposed to have some sort of midlife crisis? What am I supposed to do? Take up gardening? Become a devotee of Hare Krishna? Buy a Corvette? Inquiring but slightly fuzzy headed minds want to know.

Sigh.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:11 pm 
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Corvette would be the best choice of all of them, a 1953 one...

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/ca ... 96080.html


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:39 pm 
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But then you'd have to find leaded gas if you actually wanted to drive it. But wait, isn't there some fuel additive for that?


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I bet Marvel Mystery Oil would be enough, but...

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The following fuel additives were found satisfactory in engine durability tests set up by the British Historic Vehicle Clubs:

* Millers VSP Plus, (manganese)
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* Carplan Nitrox 4-Star (potassium) & 4-Lead (manganese)
Carplan Ltd. 0161 764 5981


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I always add a few drops of Marvel Mystery Oil to my morning coffee. Really perks me up.


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https://www.walmart.com/ip/Marvel-MM14R ... d=16767858


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:59 pm 
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Cars from the 1950s weren't very reliable. I should probably buy two in case the first one breaks.

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I prefer the C2 to the C1. They put a lot of engineering work into the C2 to make it a decent track car.

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The C1 was a lot like the first Thunderbird, kind of meh on the track but it looked pretty for its era. But I really loathe the C3, not the least of which because they screwed up the suspension to fit it under Harley Earl's body.

But restomods are a thing now, find a broken down car and replace all the old bits with modern bits, so you get disc brakes, ABS, reliable powertrain, and tires that actually can provide grip. Tends to be very expensive unless you do all the work yourself, and even then its usually still expensive (though I suppose if you have a pick & pull in your vicinity you could source parts from there to do it more economically).


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With that mid-life crisis Corvette, you'll need some driving around music:

I HOP RIGHT INTO THAT CAR OF MINE AND DRIVE AROUND THE WORLD

Oh well, I'm the type of guy who will never settle down
Where pretty girls are well, you know that I'm around
I kiss 'em and I love 'em 'cause to me they're all the same
I hug 'em and I squeeze 'em they don't even know my name
They call me the wanderer
Yeah, the wanderer
I roam around, around, around

Oh well, there's Flo on my left and there's Mary on my right
And Janie is the girl with that I'll be with tonight
And when she asks me, which one I love the best?
I tear open my shirt I got Rosie on my chest

'Cause I'm the wanderer
Yeah, the wanderer
I roam around, around, around
Oh well, I roam from town to town
I go through life without a care
And I'm as happy as a clown
I with my two fists of iron and I'm going nowhere

I'm the type of guy that likes to roam around
I'm never in one place, I roam from town to town
And when I find myself fallin' for some girl
I hop right into that car of mine and ride around the world

Yeah I'm the wanderer
Yeah, the wanderer
I roam around, around, around

Oh yeah, I'm the type of guy that likes to roam around
I'm never in one place, I roam from town to town
And when I find myself a-fallin' for some girl
I hop right into that car of mine and drive around the world
Yeah, 'cause I'm a wanderer
Yeah, a wanderer
I roam around, around, around
'Cause I'm a wanderer
Yeah, a wanderer
I roam around, around, around
'Cause I'm a wanderer
Yeah, a wanderer


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:26 pm 
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These days its likely going to be more like 70s and 80s tunes for a mid-life crisis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNgcYGgtf8M


"Classic Rock" stations are technically supposed to play music at least 20 years old... which means rock from the 80s and 90s is A-OK. A couple stations near me started updating their playlists and got a lot of grumpy calls from people who wanted them to just keep it in the 60s and 70s.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:51 pm 
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Didn't Rock die in the late eighties?


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I think it did. At least, for my tastes.

Growing up in the NYC suburbs, my radio listening was at first limited to what Dad had on in the car (WNEW-AM). I got my first transistor radio in 1963 (age 10) and began listening to Top 40 radio (WABC), which influenced me to pursue radio as a career. Because of that influence, I was later than most others my age making the move toward more traditional rock. After landing my first radio job in 1973 (a local AM), I became an FM listener. But because the influence of Top 40 was still with me, most of my rock diet came from WPLJ (previously WABC-FM) under the moniker "New York's Best Rock." They played album cuts not heard on Top 40 radio, but also played the (album versions of the) popular single releases. I only sometimes listened to the Progressive rock station in NYC at the time, WNEW-FM.

Back to Mojave for a moment: it's been a week since Mojave was downloaded into my Applications folder, and there has since been no notification urging me to update to it. Yay! (thus far).

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Was wondering how it was going, thanks for the report. :)


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