Month: September 2014

Verizon Trade in iPhone 4 for iPhone 6

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OK I was a geek and got one via Verizon. Extremely painful at midnight. There was all kinds of bugs, but this morning at 6AM, it worked like a charm. Although it won’t ship until next month 🙁 Here are tips tricks and traps of buying a new iPhone Trade in bonus in the first…

Mac Converting MP4 to MP3

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If you’ve got some MP4 videos and want to quickly convert them to say just the audio track, it seems hard to find this. The simplest (if most arcane way) seems to be for iTunes 11: Start iTunes 11 Import your MP4 videos into iTunes Switch to the Movies, click on the Home Movies Tab…

Computer Accessories

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Been a long time since I’ve had to buy various computer accessories to run Linux machines, but here’s a quick list: Monitors. We’ve tried both the ASUS PB27Q and the BenQ BL3200PT. They are both pretty amazing monitors. I really liked the extra size of the 32″ monitor and at 2550×1440 it is really nice….

Battery Chargers

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While we have battery jumper for all our cars, for the ones we don’t use too much, you need a Battery Tender. These are top rated on Consumer Reports and are trickle chargers: Amazon.com: Battery Tender 021-0128 Battery Tender Plus 12V Battery Charger: Automotive. $47 and this is a 1.25 amp charger There is a…

5 Best Ski Review Websites

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Time to get ready for skiing, so what sites to look at for an back-side all-mountain women’s ski: Onthesnow.com. Realskiers.com A very clean and easy to use website, realskiers.com is the first place to go when you are trying to decide which pair of metal rods you want to strap to your feet this year….

Walmart.com and Backcountry.com broken on My Macs

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I’m not sure why (maybe because of ad blockers), but two sites won’t handle ecommerce properly on my machines. I’m running Adblocker, Noscript, Ghostery so this may be the issue. I have disabled them all, but the transactions still don’t work. They do seem to work fine on Windows 7 and Firefox though. So maybe…

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