food: Amazing coffee from JBC Coffee Roasters

While you can get coffee from Starbucks or from Safeway, it’s fun to try some more artisanal varieties. I’ve JBC before and they have an interesting and rotating selection. Plus, you can get them with free shipping if you order three or more and there are various other deals. I am not a coffee expert, […]

tech: Can’t Use Your Apple ID on this Device

I had never seen this message before, but if you use certain advanced features then you have to get rid of your old devices. The two break points are using Advanced Data Protection which means that everything in iCloud uses end to end encryption. Including all york photos and things. The big trade off is […]

sys: Google Drive moved off to iCloud Mail and Backblaze

OK, they just changed the way that Google Workspace works, it used to be free unlimited storage and now it is 5TB per person, so time to figure out how to move things away from Google Workspace. This got me thinking about what we really use Google for, the main thing is the spam filter […]

tech: Apple Watch bands desire

OK, what is going on with the watch bands I haven’t gotten yet, so a companion to the last post about bands I’ve gotten, I would say I haven’t found the perfect set by any means, but Tech Radar has a bunch that I should try (these are mainly the name brands I’ve been thinking […]

Tech: Apple Watch Band, Screen Protector reviews

Well, there are a million Apple Watch bands out there from the incredibly expensive Roo ones that literally cost $2. I decided to buy an assortment based on the reviews out there and tell you that a $99 Apple band is really worth it. The main surprise is that the big standard Apple bands are […]

pod: DT4. AI Adventurers

Well, it’s been an amazing two months since our last set of Podcasts and we’ve been busy, particularly in many WhatsApp, Signal, and Discord chats, but finally, with new equipment (a new Elgato S60+ and a little impromptu time), we return. And of course we also have a Spotify Podcasters version that will also appear […]

vid: The annoying Final Cut Pro RequestCVPixelBufferFrame returned 3 error and Optimized Media

Ok, this one has really been bugging me. I’ve been using Apple Compressor because it is just way (like 10x faster) than Final Cut Pro > File > Share > Apple 4K. But, every so often I get this annoying RequestCVPixelBufferFrame (how user-friendly message). There is a lot on the Internet (and no, you shouldn’t […]

vid: Making a Sony A7R3 to Elgato S60+ to Mac OBS Studio and SanDisk Pro-G40

OK, it is just incredible how complicated it is to get anything to work correctly, but this is a relatively advanced podcast studio where I want to use the high-quality 4K output (not from a webcam with its relatively crappy lens) but with a great Sony Zeiss 55mm F/1.4 lens. It turns out it is […]

photos: Rolleiflex rocks and Brownies

Wow, Daniel has his grandfather’s Rolleiflex, a truly famous 35mm camera from the last century. Super cool and I said, oh that looks like a Brownie. A quizzical look and I had to explain the Kodak Brownie (which looks superficially similar) was the camera that brought photography to the masses. This was the original camera […]

points: Using the Chase Ink Plus for Electronic Goodies

Well, the last Ink Plus promotion means you have to spend $6K by June 20 to get 90K points which is pretty incredible. Here are some ways to use spend it. You have to do this within three months, so pay attention! Office supply spending is at 5x. So you can double dip if you […]

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