31
October
2012

iDevice speakers

Wireless speakers. Now that the 30-pin connector is dead, seems like wireless speakers are going to be more and more important. If you just want a local solution then you can use Bluetooth adapters to connect any speaker set Belkin makes one for $25. Airplay actually works better because you can communicate on Wifi. We use […]

31
October
2012

Mac Lyrics, Artwook and more storage

Some little tidbits for mac users and iDevices I get back to wanting a nice clean database of my songs. So artwork for each and lyrics for each song. Well this is easier than ever with Lyrical. This one does seem to work. Select a song in iTunes and it adds it.  Adding more storage. There […]

31
October
2012

Apple notes

Few quick things about Apple: Well it turns out that the “Fusion” drive technology works old Macs and across any SSD and any hard drive if you create a proper “storage” group with diskutil command line. Also you can use ZFS on top of it. Of course I can’t figure out how to ZFS (no […]

29
October
2012

Aquarium PC from PugetSystems

Well we are up and running and we are definitely on the bleeding edge right now. Puget Systems has been great answering questions, but this is the kind of thing where there isn’t much out there on the Internet on what is going on and how to make a mineral-bath PC really work. They essentially […]

28
October
2012

Caribbean weather

Hope everyone on the East Coast weathers Sandy OK. In the mean time, if you ware wondering how the Caribbean is faring, there is a great site for monitoring what is happening at the ground at stormcarib.com And of the course the National Hurricane Service site is terrific.

27
October
2012

Future fun places

Mexico: http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/worlds-most-romantic-hotels/38 How can you go wrong with Paris? http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/romantic-winter-getaways/24 The next James Bond hotel! http://www.tierrapatagonia.com http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/romantic-winter-getaways/17

27
October
2012

nVidia and AMD video card limits

Most monitors are limited to 60Hz or maybe 75Hz. This works fine most of the time, but higher refresh rates like 120Hz make things appear much smoother. If you watch the upcoming Hobbit, it was apparently filmed at 240Hz (240 times a second rather than 24 frames per second which is film standard), so it […]

23
October
2012

3D Movies on Computers

Well there are Blu-ray 3D, but how can you play 3D movies from the computer. There as usual a confusing array of formats for this. Most are in MKV format and the decoder ring is: Full Side-by-Side. This means that each frame is encoded where the left and right are side by side in a […]

23
October
2012

Redesigned iMac is 5mm thin with edge-to-edge glass

Wow, this was really cool. New iPad (with A6), iPad Mini (7″ no matter what Steve Jobs said), MacBook Pro 13 with Retina (drool, drool), but the coolest thing is a 5mm thick 27″ computer. I want one! Apple’s industry-leading iMac desktop received a major update on Tuesday, with newest all-in-one design featuring a form-factor […]

21
October
2012

HDTVs

Well if you are in the market now, things are pretty good. You can get a really nice TV for well less than $500. 3DTV Buying Guide and wirecutter.com seems like a pretty good resource for this. But basically, if you are buying a new screen, given the small premiums, it makes sense to get something that […]

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