20
May
2014

XBMC Gotham and MythTV…wow!

After two years of trying to make things work, things have come together, but XBMC does connect to MythTV properly. And it can see the MythTV recordings and even works for its recording and tags them. MythTV also works basically well with an ip-based HD Home Run Prime. The main open bugs are: It will […]

20
May
2014

Wireless uplink for Unifi AP

This used to work, but suddenly it broke. Here are some tips and tricks, the main thing is that you can’t uplink from a Unifi Enterprise Pro to a regular Unifi anymore (as of 2.3.6) and you need to be set to HT20 (20MHz channels in 2.4Ghz) for this to work: Here are some valuable […]

20
May
2014

Camera News

Well, here are some of the cool facts for this week. It is literally raining amazing cameras as everyone is making the transition to 4K and the low end gets better, so here are the cameras to drool over: Sony RX-100 Mark III. For $800, this has got to be pretty much the perfect camera […]

18
May
2014

Sublime Ninja Keyboard Shortcuts

You can’t really be a good developer if you ever have to use the mouse. I can do this for vi (yuck!), but not for sublime, so here goes. BTW, this page is broken because you can’t just copy and paste. As http://hackaddict.blogspot.com/2007/04/how-to-print-apple-command-key-symbol.html explains, here is a map and the unicode mapping is http://macbiblioblog.blogspot.com/2005/05/special-key-symbols.html And […]

17
May
2014

Smith Backdrop On Sale

I just love these glasses. They cost a fortune at $239 list, but with the start of summer, you can get some good memorial day sales. REI. $175 or 20% for the Polarchromic (variable based on sun 13-20% light transmission). On the Bank of America site, you get 3 extra point per dollar, (worth 5-8%) […]

17
May
2014

It's raining Minolta SR-T 101 and 102s and Rokkor MC and MD lenses

Wow, I love eBay there are so many of these cameras around and there are quite a few that are refurbished and even have guarantees. Pacific Rim Camera seems like a good seller. They have 44K ratings (?!!) and specialize in vintage equipment. Plus, they tell you exactly what works and doesn’t work. The SR-T […]

16
May
2014

ARgh…setting length of song in GarageBand '11

ARgh, why does Apple have to make simple things so hard?! If you only want a piece of a song then using Garageband ’11 (aka release 10.0, isn’t that confusing!), here is what you have to do: Change to time mode, so you can see lengths, click on the very center “LCD” display on the […]

12
May
2014

Grey screen in iTunes when playing…: Apple Support Communities

Grey screen in iTunes when playing…: Apple Support Communities. I truly hate copy protection. Basically if you are controlling your home theater Mac with remote desktop protocol, iTunes will just show a grey screen without an error message because it violates the copy protection scheme. Yuck. Yuck!!!!!

11
May
2014

Sunny days…and dead batteries

Getting some bikes ready to go and they are ready, but their computers are not. How many different size batteries can there be: LR44. Button battery for an old Cat Eye. They aren’t expensive. Amazon has a pack of 10 for $2.43 CR1620. This is *not* a CR2016. A cr2032 and a CR2016 are 20mm […]

09
May
2014

Greg Smith's Note Magnet: Getting started with rsync, for the paranoid

OK, I’ve been using GoodSync, but on my latest copy, it seems incredibly unreliable. Seems to hang. Of course I’m trying to copy a terabyte or more of my personal photos, so maybe this is OK. But I’m back to using Rsync. Here are some notes: The most basic usage is from one directory to […]

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