Connecting an Silicon Valley Bank account to Paypal

Well if you don’t have a company debit card, then one easy way to make regular payments is via Paypal. Here is how you can do it: Login to your SVB Account and create a Direct Connect PIN. You use this PIN to connect SVB to a variety of financial services like Paypal and Expensify. […]

Contribute your computer to understanding Corona virus

You can use either Folding@home or Rosetta@home to do this. It’s not completely clear how to do this so some instructions: Folding@home. It works best is you have a computer with a GPU. It is doing simulations while you are sleeping in a huge network. The client isn’t in `scoop` as far as I can […]

A paeon to Dad’s cool camera and stereo of the late 60s and 70s

Well, my Dad was someone who loved gadgets (he may have passed this on). Everything was carefully researched and I find myself gradually acquiring all those old components and pieces. Here are some which thanks to the Internet still have pages about them. The components that I remember from the 1960s really made an impression […]

Corona Virus Personal Protection and Masks

Well, if you are lucky enough not to be exposed, how do you stay that way. There are the usual tips and WHO is pretty clear about it Wash your hands thoroughly Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands Avoid sick people Ok, that’s nice, but how do you do the latter, […]

Apple Watch does not pair with AirPods

Man, this was mighty frustrating. The pairing between Apple Watch and AirPod has been seamless for a long time, but just this week, I found that my Apple Watch kept saying, “can’t find AirPod Pros”. This happens even if I turn off every Bluetooth device that has ever paired with the AirPod. I even tried […]

Now a diversion on Free Energy and the Brain

In the world of Covid-19, it’s hard to think about anything else, but while doing some exercise, listening to Sean Carroll has been great. His book on Quantum Physics called Something Deeply Hidden was excellent. But this latest podcast with Karl Friston was something else. Who knows if it is correct, but there are two […]

Life in Wartime – Ordering Really Whisky, Vodka, Tequila and Rum

Well there is always a good excuse to drink and it seems like there’s never been a better time. If you are in a bunker, you might as well make the best of it. So in no particular order are some liquor recommendations. Using Drizly is the easy way to access a high-quality liquor store […]

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