photos: Copying old VHS Tapes with Elgato Video Capture

Well, as I’ve been recovering all kinds of cool photos, there is a collection of Beta and VHS tapes that my dad made (and I did too) that I’ve been meaning to copy and I saw the Elgato Video Capture which is a $80 device that you has S-VHS and Component video output on one […]

ai: Sean Carroll on AI Risks

Well, there has been so much written about this and I thought Sean Carroll was particularly articulate about grading possibilities. The good news is that he actually transcribes all his answers, so here they are: It is in his August 2023 Ask Me Anything where: Kevin HarrangI learned a lot from your recent discussion about […]

tech: MacBook Pro Slow and USB 2.0 and Synology Drive Client saturate DS1812+

There are so many different things that can go wrong when connecting drives, my buddy Dean had a huge problem when he tried to plug a USB Drive into his M1 Mac, it caused kernel panics. The problem I’m diagnosing now is similar, I’m having startup and speed problems. The machine configuration is very odd: […]

rpi: Homebridge on Raspberry Pi Upgrades and Configuration Headaches

OK, I’ve been running the same Raspberry Pi 4 with the Homebridge image for the last three years and I finally had an issue with it. Homebridge is a node application, so it requires regular updates to pick up new Nodejs versions and also updates to the Homebridge itself and then all the plugins, so […]

mac: OWC ThunderBay 8 DAS Installation Notes

OK, I couldn’t help it, there was a 50% off sale on the OWC ThunderBay so I had to go out and get it. Basically, I got an enclosure for the same price as eight 12TB drives which is quite a deal. They shipped very promptly (sorry Dean that yours is segment faulting, I’ll help […]

tech: What’s all this then about 3nm

Man, the world has changed a lot since my days learning about silicon fabrication. Back then things were pretty easy, if you had a 10-micron process, that means you made a transistor with wires that could at most be 10 microns wide. Well, hold onto your hats, the world has gotten a lot more complicated, […]

tech: Apple product decoder with M3 surprise with 2024 predictions (updated)

So it looks like there are going to be some big changes coming to Apple and this could signal that the relatively slow updates to the Mac line are ending (and don’t get me started on the dog breakfast that is the iPad). But at the top level, the way to think about this is […]

tech: Amazing Garage Sale at OWC, Apple October 31 announcement and updates

Well, there are some discounts that seem to be coming on and off. With all these price increases from NetFlix to Apple One to Disney, it’s nice to be able to save some money. As a reminder, there are historically low prices for SSDs and hard drives right now, so if you need them it’s […]

web: Using Passkeys with 1Password, Google and Amazon

OK, there is this new idea of a passkey that is rolling out and you can look here to see if a site supports it, but the big ones are, Best Buy, Google, GitHub, eBay, Instacart, PayPal, Shopify, Tailscale, Synology, Uber. The idea is pretty simple, just as you can FaceID unlock your phone […]

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