Grey screen in iTunes when playing…: Apple Support Communities

Grey screen in iTunes when playing…: Apple Support Communities. I truly hate copy protection. Basically if you are controlling your home theater Mac with remote desktop protocol, iTunes will just show a grey screen without an error message because it violates the copy protection scheme. Yuck. Yuck!!!!! Share this:FacebookEmailTwitterGooglePinterestPocketLike this:Like Loading...

Sunny days…and dead batteries

Getting some bikes ready to go and they are ready, but their computers are not. How many different size batteries can there be: LR44. Button battery for an old Cat Eye. They aren’t expensive. Amazon has a pack of 10 for $2.43 CR1620. This is *not* a CR2016. A cr2032 and a CR2016 are 20mm ...

Greg Smith’s Note Magnet: Getting started with rsync, for the paranoid

OK, I’ve been using GoodSync, but on my latest copy, it seems incredibly unreliable. Seems to hang. Of course I’m trying to copy a terabyte or more of my personal photos, so maybe this is OK. But I’m back to using Rsync. Here are some notes: The most basic usage is from one directory to ...

Lust increases Pentax 645Z awesome

A couple of days ago, Pentax threw down the gauntlet to the other medium format digital camera makers in the form of the 645Z. It uses the same ~50MP 44x33mm CMOS as the Hasselblad H5D-50C and Phase One IQ250, but with one critical difference: unlike the Hasselblad and Phase One, it’s feasibly within the reach ...

Best In-Ear Headphones

So for cheap headphones, I bought a bunch of the $10 monoprice, but they all broke after about 3 months, so on to something a little better. Tried to give the kids the $127 VC-1000. They sound great, but also not durable enough, so trying to cut the middle and get a $30 headphone. Wirecutter ...

Binoculars

Well I’ve always wanted an amazing pair and the chance is coming up now that I have to watch a race for a few days at a distance. Here are some top choices, but here are some facts: Most of these come in 8x or 10x zoom. The main issue with 10x is that you ...

What size of wiper blades for 2008 Toyota Prius

The 2008 Toyota Prius takes a 26″ drivers side, 18″ passenger side and a fairly specialized 16″ rear wiper that is difficult to find in the stores. See sources and related links below for more information. Since there are currently over 22 different wiper arm attachments, do not buy wipers just by length only – ...

Wierd mail problems

Trying to get a Gandi DNS Server to connect with a MyKolab Mail server and a Bluehost web host is pretty hard. Here are the problems: 1. MyKolab. Right now, there is a bug where some mailers can send to addresses, but others return an “no addressee” message. Gmail works fine, but bluehost mail won’t ...

Raspberry Pi Cases

Wow, got four different kinds and it is a little frustrating as they don’t have *any* installation instructions at all, so here’s a guide: MCM Electronics Clear Pi Case. This allows a camera, an expansion board, so is “double” height, but I can’t find installation instructions anywhere. It appears to be made by Adafruit, but ...

Bank of America Rewards Portal (Not!)

Ok, I’ve been using these rewards portals more and they can result in quite a bit of savings, but sometimes, these rewards links just don’t seem to work. The idea is that you just click from one site to another. I don’t know if it is because of the ad blockers (I now turn them ...
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