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After spending about 45 minutes trying to figure out why the optical drive (ASUS BW-16D1HT) I installed in my new computer build was not being seen by Ubuntu 18.04, a post at AskUbuntu (I did not save the link) mentioned... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2019 at 猴子
If you are thinking of buying a cheap, brighter focusing screen for your vintage TLR (especially if it is a popular model), don’t. The cheap one I bought from a 100% positive seller is 2.5mm too short in one dimension Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2019 at 猴子
TL;DR Works in principle on iOS, but does not work in practice. If you're thinking of getting one to NFC tap the key to your phone when prompted for a security key as a second factor, this does NOT work.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2019 at 猴子
OpenWRT is an open source wifi router operating system. I run it on my wifi router, in place of the manufacturer’s firmware/operating system. If you upgrade OpenWRT, you may find that the web interface (LUCI) stops working. This may be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2019 at 猴子
Holy moly. After literally years of wishing for it, with the latest High Sierra 10.13.4 update, macOS’s Keychain Access application now displays passwords in a fixed width font which distinguishes between O and 0, l and 1. Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at 猴子
I was able to update from Yosemite 10.10 to Sierra 10.12 without any problems. And then, applied the update to 10.12.6 from the App Store. The update to High Sierra was a bit different. Create installer USB drive with Unibeast... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2018 at 猴子
Just got a new Nokia 6 smartphone, with lock screen offers from Amazon. Only $180 cheap. It runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat, stock except for the lock screen ads. Ars Technica likes it. It has been less than a full day,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at 猴子
I discovered this the hard way. iOS backups using the iTunes application will overwrite any older backups. I made a backup of iOS 10.3.3 and then updated to iOS 11 beta, then immediately made another backup. Then I discovered that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at 猴子
I recently acquired a Yashica Mat-124G. As usual with vintage cameras, the light seals were rotten: gummy pieces of it were falling off. Rather than shelling out the $10 (+ shipping) or so that some people are charging for replacement... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at 猴子
I saw issue 57 of MagPi magazine, the official Raspberry Pi magazine, on the newsstand last week, and it included a hardware kit to build a voice assistant like Google Home or Amazon Echo. It is produced by Google AIY... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2017 at 猴子
I'm doing Andrew Ng's Machine Learning course on Coursera. It's nice that they use Octave/MATLAB so that a lot of the matrix operations do not have to be written out. However, I wish they would decide if they want inputs... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at 猴子
I just acquired a used Fuji GW690iii medium format rangefinder camera from eBay. It makes eight 6cm x 9cm negatives on one roll of 120 format film. It’s pretty fun to use. While a little unwieldy due to the size... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2016 at 猴子
Starts in dark, dancer barely lit up center. She wears running shoes, running shorts, and a sports bra. No sound except the hiss from the amp. She stands straight, arms down by her side. The light is so low my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at 猴子
The rear dial is a little too fiddly, and easy to accidentally change settings. My hands are pretty small, and yet I accidentally change WB settings without meaning to. Argh. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2016 at 猴子
Note to self: on ChromeOS, fdisk is /sbin/fdisk and /sbin is not in the standard PATH. Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2016 at 猴子
At some point, it seems that Comcast/Xfinity may have changed how they handle DHCP leases. I have had this issue starting in the past week or so: at some point, my WAN connection goes down, and multiple reboots of both... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2015 at 猴子
Somehow or other, my iPhone 5s gets a lot of dust inside it, affecting both front and rear cameras. Following instructions on, I was able to get in and clean both out. I found out that you should NOT... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2015 at 猴子
I recently changed the shifter cable on my bicycle, which has a Shimano 8-speed Alfine internal gear hub, and a twist shifter (Nexus Revo-Shift). Shimano provides PDFs of the dealer manuals, with details on how to install, and uninstall. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2015 at 猴子
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at 猴子
Since Amazon updated Fire OS on the phone to 4.6.1, recently, almost all the major Google apps now work. (See previous post.) The only one which stopped working was Google+: the Google Play store claims incompatibility. And Maps does not... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at 猴子
After playing with Aperture and Photos per my previous post, I found that iTunes would get stuck syncing my iPhone: it would stay on the “Importing photos” step for hours (I left it overnight). The fix is basically outlined in... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2015 at 猴子
UPDATE: Well, once you restore the old Aperture library, iTunes sees it and allows you to sync the iPhone to it. When you migrate your existing Aperture library to the new Photos app, it does away with all the Aperture... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at 猴子
drauh is now following WenLin Soh
Mar 6, 2015
I just scored an Amazon Fire Phone when the cut the price for a brand new unlocked device (32 GB) to $189 from $450 for a day or two. It's to replace the HTC One (M7) that became unusably slow... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2015 at 猴子
I upgraded my Hackintosh to Yosemite, last night. It took three tries. My first mistake was to reload my old MultiBeast settings. Turns out, that was not necessary. In particular, there was no need to install network drivers. In any... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at 猴子