Well I’ve been trying to get a Mac based DVR going for a while. Maybe I should just use NimbleTV and pay, but here is the home-brew option: Install macports Download macports from the site Install Xcode from Appstore From Mavericks, command line tools are installed in separately or by running “xcode-select –install” Install mythtv by […]
OK, for our conference room we got a Sony X900A and boy is it a learning curve to get it working right. Here are some of things: 1. It was working fine and then I changed some of the network connections and to the FMP-X1, I know get a Cannont Connect to 4K Media Player. […]
Yuck, the problem with free printers and ones you don’t use is that they clog and jam. Printing is so 20th century! Anyway for this one, the documentation http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/kb/docDisplay/?sp4ts.oid=4311836&spf_p.tpst=kbDocDisplay&spf_p.prp_kbDocDisplay=wsrp-navigationalState%3DdocId%253Demr_na-c02206095-21%257CdocLocale%253D%257CcalledBy%253D&javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken is incorrect. There is a Mac Utility to do this and it is in the printer driver area. We tried to run cleaning twice and it […]
Run don’t walk to get your free $25! Free money from Radio Shack – The Frequent Miler RadioShack has an amazing promotion going on now through February 28th. Trade in 5 portable electronics for a gift card worth at least $25. You can trade in almost anything: old headphones, video games, digital cameras, etc. Free […]
Well, in addition to the normal portals, the various cards also run promotions so here is a great quadruple dip: 1. Go to a site like Amerideals and see what direct cash back there is. These are a pain to manage in that you constantly need to sign up (which I think is the point), […]
Follow Baldricks suggestions. Handbrakes constant quality mode at CRF 18-19 will give you very good quality. You can go to 17-17.5 for even better quality, at the cost of more filesize. via DVD to mkv with same quality as orginal?.
In my quest to get rid of closed source products, I’ve been moving over quite a few things. One important one is virus checking as you don’t want an exploit where they take your virus scanner out. There is only one for the Mac that appears to be open source (just like there appears to […]
I’ve actually forgotten how to take a DVD from someone and turn it into an MKV or an Mp4. Here’s the notes. The main thing is to use right constant quality: For the Mac, download Handbrake Put in the DVD and pick that as the source The most important thing is to pick the Constant […]
I confirm this works. If you get stuck creating the user account, do not login to AppleID and do not select the automatic timezone detection, and it will proceed to the next screen in 2-3 seconds. I am now sitting on the desktop, all good. via Setup Stuck At Creating User Account…: Apple Support Communities.
Time to get ready for winter (and regulations) and in looking through Amazon and their buyer’s guide, it looks like the Thule CB12 chains and the Z cables are the best rating. So how to figure out what you need? Which Thule or Security Chain? They have an amazing range of models and in general Thule gets […]