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I have the dubious distinction of being an essential worker, due to being an IT person. Anyway, once work allowed essential workers back on site in April, I started cycling to avoid public transit. The bike is an 8-year old... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2020 at 猴子
Set Windows 10 to use UTC in BIOS time. Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2020 at 猴子
UPDATE 2: My attempts at “fixing” USB mapping broke all the USB 3.x ports. None of the USB 3.x ports work. I did set them to “Type 3” which is “USB 3 Standard-A connector”. Undoing all the USB mapping stuff... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2020 at 猴子
I wanted to have Handoff on my Hackintosh. That requires WiFi. The built-in WiFi on the Gigabyte Z390 Designare motherboard does not work with macOS. But Dortania, the people who work on OpenCore, have a list of recommended WiFi devices.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2020 at 猴子
I built a new Hackintosh, and am now running macOS Catalina (10.15). Since Catalina only runs 64-bit applications, I am finally forced to migrate all my photos from Aperture to Lightroom Classic. tl;dr Make Aperture store its masters as “referenced”.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2020 at 猴子
My old Hackintosh was messed up: it mounted the separate drive holding the Home directories in "/Volumes/Homes 1" rather than "/Volumes/Homes". That meant I could not login normally. But, I was still able to login via ssh. Since macOS is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2020 at 猴子
Well, this sucks: according to Apple, migrating Aperture RAW files to Lightroom Classic does NOT migrate the non-destructive adjustment layer. Which means my 650 GB or so of photos are the unedited versions. The old Hackintosh is dead. So, I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2020 at 猴子
I now have a new Hackintosh. My old Hackintosh was completed at the end of 2012. And for the last year or so, it has been running really slow. I also managed to kill the GPU slot a few years... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2020 at 猴子
The 1Password Windows app is not quite at feature parity with the macOS app (or even iOS and Android). You cannot create a new shared vault via that app, just a local vault with its own password. Just tried to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2020 at 猴子
tl;dr Yubikey 5 NFC works great with 1Password on iOS (assuming your phone has NFC). I just got 1Password to use on my iPhone and my Mac. The website allows using a Yubikey as a second factor (in addition to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2020 at 猴子
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