Category: Geek

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Using Sidecar so your Mac uses an iPad as a second display tips

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Well, the really cool feature Universal Control where you can just have one keyboard and work across multiple Apple devices isn’t yet here. It turns out it less magical than you think but still awesomely cool. So even without this new feature you can use your iPad as a second screen. Pretty valuable when you…

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Picking a Cellular Plan (in Canada)

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Well, in the US things are pretty (unfortunately) locked up. Yes, there are some pre-paid carriers, but the triopoly of AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile are pretty incumbent. And although for us, T-Mobile works out well, it depends on your coverage. Things are a bit different in Canada, particularly in Quebec. There Videotron is tearing it…

Strange long term HomeKit remote access, Eve Room Low Battery behavior and Denon x3700 power on and RTL shutdown problems…

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Well, now that we have a farm of a zillion HomeKit devices. Going away for a while reveals the weaknesses. The problem so far is that these devices have what I would call computer reliability but not it should just work like a lightbulb reliability. Some examples: UniFi Protect and Access. The biggest disappointments. The…

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Yet another reminder to get off of WordPress with Certbot errors

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OK, I know, I know, I still have two sites that are on multiuser WordPress (in addition to this site). I’ve migrated just about everything but two sites. But a good reminder was the JetPack reported the three sites down (the umbrellas sites and the two remaining subsites) on DigitalOcean. As a reminder the quick…