Category: Geek

Unifi Instability with Reconnects and Lost Passwords

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This has been pretty strange and I’m pretty sure it has to do with the zillions of settings in the Unifi controller. I’ve been pretty aggressive about hitting every box for our home network, but here are some learnings from reading troubleshooting tips from Unifi: The symptoms: Devices will refuse to connect to our network…

(Solved) Kindle Won’t Turn On – Charge it and hold the power button for 40 seconds

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Ok the main fix seems to be that and it worked for our paper white. Our original kindle appears dead though 🙁 10 years old and it was still downloading. Pretty impressive but then charges but that’s all. — Read on narentechnologies.com/kindle-wont-turn-on/

Making Windows 10 with nVidia RTX 2080Ti work with an LG C9 UHD TV in HDR

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This is actually way trickier than it looks because to take full advantage of 4K UHD HDR means you need to get the nVidia card means tweaking both in the graphics card and with the LG C9 television itself. If you are naive about this, you will find the TV keeps popping between HDR and…

Saving dollars with T-mobile

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It’s amazing what they don’t tell you, but if you are a T-mobile customer some promotions that can save you money. The best way to do this is to periodically troll through the billing menus: Quibi is free for a year. You have to go to one line and it activates for all. And yes,…

Argh: iOS Mail chews up half you phone

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Argh, this has really been a problem. I’ve constantly found that with a 64GB iPhone X, I’m running out of space all the time. I’ve kicked off a huge number of applications, but I’m constantly 99% full. In looking at Setttings > General > iPhone Storage, almost 40% of the system is taken up by…

#Allinwashington and congrats

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Wow, congrats to friends Tony and Michelle and everyone else for a cool concert, nothing like seeing 30K simultaneous views and some great music too. https://www.twitch.tv/amazonmusic is the streaming location To check it out. at https://allinwa.org to donate and I’m having some trouble streaming from that site, so use the first link Nice work all

Great but not expensive Scotch

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Well, I guess you can always buy a really expensive Scotch in the hundreds of dollars and of course there are of course less expensive. But if you want a good bottle as a gift, there isn’t a lot of help. Scotch Noob I think is a good intermediate site for this. He has a…

Life suckers: Run don’t walk to calling Comcast Downgrade

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Ok Comcast is constantly lowering prices but they don’t tell their current customers. There is the reverse of price protection. Old customers pay more. So call a special number 1 (800) 934-6489 and not the main Comcast one and select ‘down grade service’ This will get you to some reasonable. If you ask for it…

Getting ready for Summer Room Air Conditioning

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Well, many folks are going to be holed up in their apartments instead of offices, so time now to get a room air conditioner. Even when you get one, you will want to make sure it has a good seal. You need three things A mount so the thing doesn’t fall out the window. Although…

Yet more light bulb types S8

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Ok just when I thought I knew everything. From knowing that a light bulb shape such as E26 is the common lightbulb base (mean Edison screw type with is 26mm wide) also know and medium to the light bulb shape (an A19 which is the familiar “normal light bulb) A shape. Then we got into…

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