OS X Mavericks v10.9.1: Repeated prompts to unlock “Local Items” keychain

Ugh, keep getting this error. Looks like a mavericks bug:   After logging in, you are repeatedly prompted to unlock the “Local Items” keychain in multiple apps. Follow these steps to prevent prompts to unlock the Local Items keychain. In Finder Select Go > Go to folder… (??G) In the window that appears, type the following: ~/Library/Key ...

UK roaming

See Donald Starchan has a good overview. The short answer is First is that you can get a sim at the airport or via any cellphone store in town. The main issue is what plan to get. You have to go through all the carriers and here was the data as of last summer which ...

AnandTech | Battle of the 4 TB NAS Drives: WD Red and Seagate NAS HDD Face-Off

I never seem to have enough disk space. Right now most of my systems are at 2/3TB going to 3/4TB, given the cost of only getting an extra 1TB though, it might make sense just to buy more NAS enclosures. I’ll probably end up doing this when all my old 2TB drives are swapped out. ...

What works, a quick review…

Been buying quite a few accessories over the last few months. Here’s a quick retrospective on what works: TwelveSouth HiRise vs Konnect. These are both nice iPhone stands. The TwelveSouth is more expensive but works better if you have a case because it doesn’t have a fixed distance it won’t work on all cases. All told, ...

January shipment report: Huge DSLR shipment drop, Mirrorless doing worse in Japan. | 43 Rumors

I had no idea it was this bad. Basically dSLR, mirror less and compact cameras are all in a sales crash. No one is sure why, but it does seem as though most folks just are fine with a camera phone 1) DSLR shipment dropped down to the lowest level since two years. 2) While ...

Long Underwear Reviews – OutdoorGearLab

Our Editor’s Choice Award goes to the Smartwool Midweight Crew. In all honesty, it was difficult to find anything we didn’t like about this baselayer. It is durable, provides excellent breathability and temperature regulation, looks good, and is totally versatile. While more expensive than some of the other tops, it proved to be well worth ...

Headlamp Reviews – OutdoorGearLab

Latest on headlamps. A fast changing category, this review is great because they do their own realistic battery tests: Selling at an amazingly low street price of $36, the Coast HL7 blew us away with a combination of huge 128 meter beam distance, relatively light 4.4 ounce weight, and best-in-class floodlight optics. The main issue is short full ...

Ultimate Sub Demo Scenes: What are your Top/best bass scenes for each scene type?

Need a few more things to fill up a cart on Overstock (and get a 10% coupon too). So what to get. Movies seems easy, so which Blu-ray’s don’t I have. Although we do lots of netflix etc, the actual Mbps on a Blu-ray still can’t be beat, so here are some lists for filling ...

Broadway tickets

Man life has gotten a lot more complex than just being a student waiting in the TKTS line. Here are some notes if you are headed that way: Matilda The award winning show is on right now. The big question is where to buy tickets. There are a zillion sales sites and what seats to ...

Geeks’ Mile High Club

Ok, who can stand it when Ludwig checks in on github at 30K feet. Well, I’ve got you beat. Satellite wifi on the way to Shanghai, here’s a post about the most amazing (yes sentimental to a fault) movie, About Time. There are fewer more romantic examples of wonderful british humor and the incomparable Bill ...