TV: Update on HDR and Spatial Audio on Mac and iDevices and LG B9

OK, early this year, I did some research on how to get HDR and Spatial Audio working on the Mac and iDevices and things have gotten a little better but to remind people, there are two cases, dedicated applications that are available on the iPhone and then on the Mac, there are dedicate applications like […]

net: UniFi Network Frequency Assignments

OK, most of the Unifi recommendations are that you turn off automatic frequency assignment and then do it, yourself. Of course there are very few guides that tell you exactly how to do that, but basically, there are few ideas that I use. The Basics: non-overlapping channels There are six 80MHz 5GHz channels. We try […]

Hike: fixing a gossamer gear trekking pole with a screw extractor

Huge thanks to @matthew for this tip. But someone who shall remain nameless accidentally stepped on their gossamer gear trekking pole and the bottom third snapped leaving part of it inside the telescoping system. This thing has a friction fit joint. And while Gossamer gear has an awesome repair site to get the lower piece […]

phone: US Mobile and the mysteries of eSIMs on Pixel 6 and 6 Pro phones

Wow, this was really hard. The basic problem was I think the directions have changed quite a bit, but the main trick or problem is that with Android 12, you actually need to put a physical SIM into it to “trick” it into giving you an esim (aka SIM2), so the steps are: You need […]

mac: The strangeness that is M1 Mac Bluetooth

Ok, here is a very mysterious problem for you, with an M1 MacBook Pro, I suddenly could not connect my Bluetooth keyboards. For full context, I use three different (yikes!) mechanical keyboards with Bluetooth depending on my mood. Two are AnnePro2 with Gateron Blue and Kailh Box White switches and then I have a Keychron […]

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