More Synology Backups, Updates and Security Hygiene plus Unifi Cellular Failover

Well, this replication stuff sure does work, so now from a Synology, here is a backup strategy that is pretty good for me: Synology Redundancy and UPS Well, this isn’t really back up, but to increase the reliability of any disks, you really want them RAID protected. That is when you write to the disk […]

Dealing with Small MacBook Pro Disks with Git deinit and Photo Library

OK, one maddening thing that happened is one of my MacBooks has a tiny, as in 256GB hard drive. This is just too small for most uses particularly if you have lots of iCloud Photos or big github repos. I have both, so what are some solutions? Slim down the random files Well, if you […]

Prepaid Visa and Mastercard Cards to Amazon

OK, I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with the new payment scheme where rebate sites like and legal settlements give you this tiny amount of prepaid Visa and Mastercards. Other sites just let you put in a Paypal account or give you an Amazon card directly. The problem is that you […]

Cool French Food Calissons and making Old Fashions and Manhattens

We were introduced to these amazing morsels called Calissons while in Provence. It’s from Aix en Provence and doesn’t take too long to make the main ingredients are very simple. The nice thing is that you can make them dairy-free as well. Old Fashioned and Manhattens Ok, I was suddenly in charge of making drinks […]

Thunderbolt 4 Docking Stations: CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 4 and Razer Thunderbolt 4 Dock issues

Now that the dry spell for Thunderbolt 4 docking stations seems to be ending, I will say the Razer TB4 that I got late last year is good, but it has relatively few ports and there is an issue with my LG C9 and it is not quite syncing when the MacBook goes to sleep. […]

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