30
November
2013

Boston Airport

Well if you are getting late into Boston airport and don’t feel like riding the T until 1AM, then what are your options: The Taxi cab quote is $95 out to the suburbs A check of Uber gives you $65, but you can’t do this in advance and make sure you have the app on […]

30
November
2013

MacBook Pro Retina boots into black screen

OK, I got the dreaded, turn on your MacBook Pro with Retina and it boots to a black screen. Yikes! The fix appears to be to do a PRAM reset. There are lots of other suggestions, but you basically hit the on and then hit Command-P-R until you hear the ding.

29
November
2013

Stocking stuffers for Sailors

What to get the dinghy sailor who is out on the water all the time (plus get that 15% discount for college sailors from westcoastsailing.com and apssailing.com). Well here are some inexpensive and very expensive things that the experienced sailors uses. This weekend is not a bad time as they West Coast Sailing (a great […]

29
November
2013

Zooalert and Nowinstock and watchout for microsoftstore.com

Hey these sites really do work. Got a notice last night from Zooalert.com and Nowinstock.net that there was a PS4 that you could buy on Gamestop and it actually worked. Good to try for those hard to find items. The Gamestop store was really slow and hung several times (man a reminder of how good […]

29
November
2013

Sublime

Alex told me that you could use “VI” commands with it and that got me to wondering about Sublime and what I was missing. Quite a lot. First decision is using Sublime 3 or 2. I’m going to try Sublime 3 for a while. Now I was wondering how to get it to: Be a […]

21
November
2013

State Machines

An offhand remark about why some code was going to get implemented as a sea of events and handlers and wouldn’t a state machine be a better way. So what is it anyway? A few months ago I saw a great little blog post about state machines on the Shopify blog. The message was that […]

21
November
2013

Netflix on AppleTV an error occurred loading this content

Sigh, becoming more dependent on Netflix and got this error: netflix an error occurred loading this content Not too much help, but folks suggested: I was having the same issue with Netflix and HBO GO. Go to Settings > General > Restart. That worked for me. If that doesn’t work, check for software updates.. Netflix […]

19
November
2013

Christmas Guide: Computer Monitors

With 4K displays running at $3K (?!!), the sweet spot in displays looks like the so called 2560×1440 display (compared with the 1920 x 1080 of 1080p fame). We are in the funny phase where the move to 4K is still too expensive with a gap to the 1080p which are $400 or so. So […]

19
November
2013

iOS Hacking

OK, learning lots in the evenings and gotten some horrible crashes. This is the best yet! I got an ” Terminating app due to uncaught exception ‘NSUnknownKeyException’ See… Here’s what wasted 2 hrs of my late night time: I had connected an UIControl outlet in the interface builder to the IBOutlet in the xib’s owner. […]

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