Creating Windows and Ubuntu USB Boot Drives from the mac

Seems like i have to do this every six months. Well here’s the latest update on how to do it: * howtogeek.com has a new graphical method rather than the command line approach of Ubuntu. It uses an open source tool cleverly named Mac Linux USB Loader. It even downloads a distribution for you and then installs ...

Really learning something in photography

Really learning something in photography
You know there are some moments when you really achieve something incredible. Not something that is good. Like seeing your brother or going to the hospital for a friend but which is truly amazing and unique? Well this shot to me symbolizes that. After thousand of photos and thousands of dollars, I really learned something. ...

USB 3.0 Flash Drives

There are so many out there that I just limited myself to analyzing those that are small enough and made of metal so they can fit on your key ring: Kingston SE9 G2. I’ve been using these for quite a while and unfortunately for USB 3.0 they aren’t super fast at 30MBps read and 10MBps ...

Javascript Debugging and development notes

Ok, now that I’ve worked on Python debugging (Sublime in Vintage mode, Anaconda, Logging, winpdb in a loop), although given my personal keyboard speed, using vi a lot because winpdb errors are not as clear as just the python interactive errors. Then there is the Javascript thing I need to learn and here’s what I’ve learned about debugging: ...

Getting out of VMware Fusion cursor captue

Argh this has been so frustrating. If you run VMWare Fusion full screen on a Mac, and hit the wrong magic key, then your cursor is captured and the help is invisible in the title bar, the magic is Command+Ctrl to get you out of it. Share this:FacebookTwitterMorePocketLinkedInGoogleRedditPrintPinterestEmailTumblrLike this:Like Loading...

Gaming 2015

We are just at the eve of the next turn of the crank with Skylake nearly here and the arrival of: DDR4 memory. So higher speeds are coming. NVMe SSDs. These are also arriving and are showing 2x the performance of SATA (1.2GBps) up to 4x PCI Express (2.4GBps). 4K Monitors. Even at 60 frames ...

Comcast. Argh. I can’t take it anymore

Ugh monopolies are horrible. No choice for any broadband and yet despite paying them $$&s for years, we have service just collapse in the last year. Had five truck rolls and technicians all report the same thing good signal at the street and terrible signal by The time it gets to the house.  Even had ...

Miscellaneous Gizmos and GoPro Hero4 Black and Lenovo X1 Carbon

Well the summer is here so here are some of the best gizmos: UE Boom ($170 from Best Buy and Amazon) is pretty cool and small. You can get 1.5% off via a Best Buy rebate and also they have a rewards program with an additional 2% off, so pennies, but they will add up! ...

After 18 months finally trying irule and iTech

It has taken me that long to open up the cabinet and give iRule a try. But with our Comcast Motorola DVR dead, we replaced with X-1 which means most of the our old Crestron programming doesn’t work. So I’ve installed a Global Cache iTech IR to IP with POE (now that’s an acronym full ...

Canon 5DS R and 300mm F/2.8 is pretty neat…

Wow, this 300mm f/2.8 is quite a lense according to slrgear.com and also lensrentals.com. It has no distortion even wide open at f/2.8 and a very slight resolution improvement at F/4, but it is really good even at f/2.8. I cranked the shutter speed to 1/800 and left it at f/4. In bright daylight, it ...
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