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Raspberry Pi Retro Arcade Buying List

Researching building a retro arcade gaming system using a Raspberry Pi. Software Looks like RetroPie is a good start for the software emulation. Tutorial Follow this tutorial to get RetroPie installed and running. Hardware Here’s a hardware list I’m looking at: The basic hardware including WiFi. CanaKit Raspberry Pi 2 Complete Starter Kit with WiFi […]

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And Then There’s Costco

Here I was looking for best prices of the Motorola SB6183 cable modem, but in the end, there was Costco. Strolling down the electronics section, lo and behold, there was the SB6183 at the same price as Amazon. 200 Mb/s here I come!

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Need a Hardware Upgrade

Need a Hardware Upgrade

I’ve had enough trying to coax some old hardware to work. It’s time to upgrade and be done with the problems. Canon Office Products LiDE220 Document Scanner HooToo 7 Port USB 3.0 Hub with 2 Smart Charging Ports Wow, that USB 3.0 hub is originally priced at $180?!?!

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At the End of the Pebble-d Path?

Am I at the end of the Pebble-d path? First, the original watchband gave way and finally cracked, but I got a replacement. About a week later, this starts happening to the screen. Resetting the Pebble to factory defaults is the suggested troubleshooting tip but even that’s not working. It’ll reset but then my Pebble […]

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El Capitan Coming September 30

Don’t forget that the launch of Mac OS X 10.11 aka “El Capitan” is coming up on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Read about its features and if you absolutely can’t wait, you can run the Pre-release/Golden Master version. I can say that the GM version runs adequately on a mid-2007 iMac with 6 GB of […]

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Fastest Visit to Starbucks. Ever.

Ever. Did you hear me? Ever. I walked in. I was handed my my drink. I walked out. I didn’t clock my time, but it must have been less than a minute. When’s the last time you ever bought something in Starbucks and was done with your entire transaction in less than 60 seconds? Thanks […]

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BackBlaze versus Spotlight – Loser!

For too long, my Mac Mini was sluggish. It’s a 2012 model decked out with 16 GB of RAM and an Intel Core i7 processor. But when my 2007 iMac running the bleeding edge Mac OS X 10.11 was snappier than my Mini, I had to dig deeper to see what was going on. I […]

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Ass Whooping by SharePoint

Each time I go hand-to-hand with Microsoft SharePoint, I get my ass whooped. Call it a learning experience, but I’m getting tired of it. I don’t know how organizations adopt SharePoint without also heavily investing in developers and/or experts to make SharePoint do what you want. While I’ve learned that SharePoint can do stuff, making […]

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Looking at Griffin Technology’s Cove

If you have too many personal electronic devices with chargers and cables strewn about your household then you too should look at Cove, an elegant home recharging center. Long time accessory builder, Griffin Technology, is expanding their lineup with Cove and is using Indiegogo to crowdfund this project. The Cove can charge up to five […]

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Fifteen Minutes with the Apple Watch Is Not Enough

No, I didn’t pre-order an Apple Watch, wanting to see it in person first. So I scheduled a fifteen minute appointment to try on Apple’s newest wearable at the Ala Moana Apple Store, but those fifteen minutes are woefully short. Other than making an appointment, there’s no way of actually putting an Apple Watch on […]

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Yes, Simply Yes, CleanMyMac 3

Digital hoarders, help is here. Yes, I too have been living with daily messages that my startup disk is almost full. I love my MacBook Air with its speedy solid state drive, but at a mere 256 gigabytes, there’s only so much I can store. Yes, I’ve gotten rid of music files, transitioning to the […]

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Checking Out Apple CarPlay

Like me, you may have heard of Apple’s CarPlay “system” that links your iPhone with your vehicle but never saw CarPlay in action. Today, I got a first hand look at CarPlay via the Alpine iLX-007 in-dash receiver. An aftermarket car stereo replacement, the iLX is CarPlay personified. Connecting your iPhone to the iLX brings up the familiar iOS screen […]

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