Month: January 2013

Netcams step out…

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Well, these devices are getting so good. CES shows that they are moving fast. But by the spring, you should be able to get the ideal camera. One that is high definition (1080p or 720p), has night vision and also is Wifi enabled. This is a big trend…The annoying thing is that most of these…

Rewards Malls

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Most credit cards have programs where if you click through a particular portal, you get additional. Here are some I use: Mileage Plus Shopping. It doesn’t even matter if you use someone elses credit card. If you click through this portal to say Newegg, J&R or Blue Nile, you get a boat load of points….

Recover Mac OS X root password

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Mac OS X Recover Lost Root Password | a Tech-Recipes Tutorial If you have the password to an account that is an administrator on the system, then it is easy to recover the password using the sudo command. Open a terminal window and type the following: sudo passwd root You will be prompted for your…

MacBook Air ssd

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We have one of the original MacBook airs (2009) and it is sloooow. Geeksbench verifies that is running about 2500 compared with a modern MacBook Air (2011) running at 5000. The main issue though a the hard disk. It just grinds along. Can take minutes for it to boot. Other world computing offer an expensive…

Refrigerator brain lock

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ll I guess it had to happen, left the freezer door accidentally open, the microprocessor didn’t like trying to turn the whole house 0F, so instead of just grinding away, it crashed and turned the entire refrigerator off. Apparently fairly common, you have to do a “reboot”: Flip the circuit breaker off or unplug it…

Synology DS1812+ Update

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Well I switched to generic RAID-6 and added three additional 3-TB drives successfully, so I haven’t had a data loss. Also switched to two link aggregated gigabit channels and jumbo packets (this is complicated to setup!) Right now Blackmagic Disk test reports that I’m getting 100MBps read and write over the network (?!!!). That’s pretty…

Free content you didn't know that you had…

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Ok, with all this digital content everywhere, chances you are licensed to things and you don’t even know it. Here is a guide to finding things: Matcha is a really nice application. It shows you want is available online and where. For instance right now Bourne Legacy is only available on Apple iTunes Store and…

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