30
September
2013

Learning iOS programming

Nothing like starting all over again learning how to program. There are so many great free tutorials. Thanks Ray! And it is so cool that XCode is a simple download and it syncs with Github. How cool is that. I’m going to start with basic iOS and then try some tools like Xamarin. But can’t […]

30
September
2013

Force rest on Apple Magic Trackpad

Super frustrating, but if you get your Trackpad in a wierd setting, it won’t pair. The trick is to hold the On button the *entire* time that you are pairing, see below: How to force a reset on Magic Trackpad: Apple Support Communities If you hold down the button for on the side of the […]

30
September
2013

Default load of software for Mac OS X

You can do this automatically with Linux, but with Mac OS X, you still need to do graphical installs it looks like (or until I make a script for it all). Here are the things I need as a list with the goal to get as much open source software running that is inspectable and […]

30
September
2013

iOS 7 secures your device

But you have to make sure to start Find My iPhone or it doesn’t work. iOS 7: Activation Lock secures your device in case of theft (Updated) | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog Activation Lock improves Find My iPhone by preventing a person from disabling Find My iPhone without knowing both the Apple ID […]

30
September
2013

Micro Four Thirds Test

Got a trip coming up and it seems like a good chance to test the Olympus OM-D MD-5 (before the MD-1 comes out 🙂 The next question is what lenses to try. DXOMark has a list of lenses it likes as does Cameralabs, so here are some conclusions: Panasonic Lumix G 7-14mm F/4. A little […]

30
September
2013

SDXC for cameras

Wow, the prices have really comes down, in looking at Amazon, you can get an SDXC 64GB UHS-1 R40 (is that a mouthful, basically means 40Mbps read and SDXC breaks the 32GB barrier for SDHC) from Sony for $37 or $42 now. The Sandisk is about $66 and probably better build quality and the Transcend […]

30
September
2013

Action Cams

Been shopping a bunch for this (and despite the fact that my computer has crashed twice now while taking notes), here are the conclusions from reading Amazon reviews and Cnet. There doesn’t seem to be a good source of action cam reviews: GoPro Hero Black 3. Despite the names, the Black, Silver and White are […]

29
September
2013

It's Raining…Jackets

Well now that it is really pouring, time to see what the right jackets are: Mountain Hardware Ghost Whisperer. You have to see this rain jacket to believe it. Weighs just a few ounces. Expensive at $165, but wow, what a think to carry in your pack. Mountain Hardware Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket. They put […]

28
September
2013

Mac XBMC crash, Synology disk recovery, DroboPro disk recovery

Yikes, amazing how computers can just kind of fail when they are not tended to. Here are my problems: The Synology DS-1812+ lost a 3TB Seagate hard drive. Amazingly Seagate has a warranty program and for the cost of shipping one way you can get a replacement. However, I only had a 4TB spare (you […]

24
September
2013

Real Bluetooth Signal strength on a Mac

If your Bluetooth device connections seem flakey, or if your Apple wireless keyboard or Magic Mouse isn’t as responsive as you think it should be, there’s an easy way to check Bluetooth signal strength and then make adjustments accordingly. Open System Preferences from the ? Apple menu and click “Bluetooth” Press and hold the Option […]

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