22
January
2013

Fit PC2i

Well now that the Raspberry Pi is running and I actually understand it somewhat, its time to move on to the Fit PC-2i that I’ve had in the closet. We got it running a build of routing software but since then I’ve been failing and failing. It has a 120GB SSD in it and a […]

22
January
2013

Raspberry Pi Booted

I finally got my SD card and so spent the evening trying to get the Raspberry Pi running. Which i finally worked. Although it wasn’t super easy even if you know PCs. Here are some notes: There is no BIOS at all, so to get it running, you have to take the SD card and […]

18
January
2013

Netcams step out…

Well, these devices are getting so good. CES shows that they are moving fast. But by the spring, you should be able to get the ideal camera. One that is high definition (1080p or 720p), has night vision and also is Wifi enabled. This is a big trend…The annoying thing is that most of these […]

12
January
2013

Rewards Malls

Most credit cards have programs where if you click through a particular portal, you get additional. Here are some I use: Mileage Plus Shopping. It doesn’t even matter if you use someone elses credit card. If you click through this portal to say Newegg, J&R or Blue Nile, you get a boat load of points. […]

06
January
2013

Recover Mac OS X root password

Mac OS X Recover Lost Root Password | a Tech-Recipes Tutorial If you have the password to an account that is an administrator on the system, then it is easy to recover the password using the sudo command. Open a terminal window and type the following: sudo passwd root You will be prompted for your […]

06
January
2013

MacBook Air ssd

We have one of the original MacBook airs (2009) and it is sloooow. Geeksbench verifies that is running about 2500 compared with a modern MacBook Air (2011) running at 5000. The main issue though a the hard disk. It just grinds along. Can take minutes for it to boot. Other world computing offer an expensive […]

04
January
2013

Fast USB 3.0 flash drives and SD Cards

Try saying that three times fast. Here is the scoop. USB 3.0 is very fast. I can be faster than a hard disk. You can get speeds up but it depends on first having a USB 3.0 controller on your computer. Only the latest macs and the latest pcs have it. Right now 32GB seems […]

04
January
2013

Refrigerator brain lock

ll I guess it had to happen, left the freezer door accidentally open, the microprocessor didn’t like trying to turn the whole house 0F, so instead of just grinding away, it crashed and turned the entire refrigerator off. Apparently fairly common, you have to do a “reboot”: Flip the circuit breaker off or unplug it […]

03
January
2013

Synology DS1812+ Update

Well I switched to generic RAID-6 and added three additional 3-TB drives successfully, so I haven’t had a data loss. Also switched to two link aggregated gigabit channels and jumbo packets (this is complicated to setup!) Right now Blackmagic Disk test reports that I’m getting 100MBps read and write over the network (?!!!). That’s pretty […]

02
January
2013

Free content you didn't know that you had…

Ok, with all this digital content everywhere, chances you are licensed to things and you don’t even know it. Here is a guide to finding things: Matcha is a really nice application. It shows you want is available online and where. For instance right now Bourne Legacy is only available on Apple iTunes Store and […]

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