18
July
2019

Wow the Touch Bar might have a use with pock

Well, what do you know there might actually be a use for that Touch Bar thing. I barely ever use it. Mainly to change the volume or brighten the screen, but if I know that it has the Dock, then it gives a reason to use it. Really an interesting idea, but when you are […]

17
July
2019

Buying a Watch: Two ends of a spectrum

Well there are bunch of different choices with watches now. Overall, there are a few choices, but increasingly they are moving to opposite ends of the spectrum, so some recommendations: Apple Watch Well, I wouldn’t actually buy a Series 4 right now, it has the ECG thingy, but the upcoming watch is rumored to have […]

17
July
2019

Saving Disk Space on your Mac from Photos

OK, I have a Mac with a relatively small 256GB drive and right now 82GB are taken up by two caches in the system: ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.ScreenSaver.iLife-Slideshow-Extension/Data/Library/Caches. Stackoverflow shows that this is really a cache of JPEG files that are converted from all your HEIC files. It let’s normal application run Insert Photo without having to know […]

16
July
2019

Dr. Dave is famous

Nice quotes on using telemedicine to diagnose strokes in remote locations. Good job Dave! www.vidyo.com/wp-content/uploads/Case-Studies/vidyo_case_study_SUTTER.pdf And watch him on TV: youtu.be/Yp6AaPtzdT8

14
July
2019

Amazon Prime Day and Computer Monitors

I can’t quite believe how much pricing for UHD televisions have fallen. Now you can get a 43″ UHD TV that is a terrific monitor for you home computer for just $249. 4k.com has a great list of smaller monitors. I What you need to make it work? Divvy I’ve used both 40″ and 43″ […]

14
July
2019

Canyon under 6kg disc bike

Wow that’s pretty incredible. Super high price but now disc brake bikes are lighter than rim brakes. Had to happen. And this one is under the UCI weight limit. Pretty cool. bikerumor.com/2019/07/11/canyon-ultimate-cf-evo-disc-carbon-road-bike-goes-ultralight-under-6kg-complete/

12
July
2019

Managing Startup Documents cheaply with 1Password, GSuite and Docusign

If you are starting a company, it’s easy to get lost in a blizzard of paper and email attachments. Resist the temptation not to worry too much about it, because this is one case where a few simple procedures will make life way, way, way easier later. Everyone is going to forget things and here’s […]

10
July
2019

Adding 860W of solar to your car

Wow it would be ugly but adding 860W from an on car solar array would be pretty awesome. It won’t get you far but 860W x 8 hours is 6.4kWh or about 8% of a Model 3 AWD. And 8% is 24 miles so not nothing. Hat tip to hackaday.com/2019/07/10/using-super-efficient-solar-cells-to-keep-your-electric-cars-battery-topped-up/

09
July
2019

Aerodynamics socks

bikerumor.com/2019/07/09/defeet-evo-disruptor-wind-tunnel-tested-most-aero-cycling-sock-ever/ Now I’ve heard everything. Saving 8 watts by wearing special stippled socks. Way easier than getting 5% fitter 🙂

06
July
2019

Tuning A Better Route Planner with TeslaFi

Well, most of the time range in a EV doesn’t matter, but if you are planning a road trip where chargers are scare or where you are being aggressive. Or you are just a plain nerd, here’s a way to ping pong between Teslafi.com and Abetterrouteplanner.com to figure out what your actually consumption is. If […]

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