After acquiring a 2016 MacBook Pro 13″, I ran into the dilemma everyone has been facing: how do you handle so many dongles to connect existing peripherals to this new generation of laptops with only USB-C & Thunderbolt 3 connections? My solution for home office use was to purchase the . The coolest thing about […]
This classic Rands in Repose post explains a lot why I’m into so many projects right now outside of work. Nerd’s always have to be building and tweaking. It also explains why the recent changes in the past six months have made me so much happier and productive…I wasn’t getting time to work on these types of projects.
The Problem I feel like my home theater setup is always a ticking time bomb. “Universal” remotes suck, I haven’t met anyone who likes their Comcast cable box, switching inputs is annoying at best or never worked at worst, and it was rare for my wife and I to use the TV & not get an input or device out of sync. […]
I wanted to create a list of my accounts that use a TOTP code (often called by sites as 2-Step Verification, One-Time Password, or 2-Factor Authentication). Luckily it is easy to do this when you store the TOTP secrets in 1Password. Go to the File menu and select ‘New Smart Folder’ Set the following simple criteria: […]
When trying to make an Amazon Affiliate link today, I thought there had to be an easier way, even easier than a bookmarklet. Turns out there is an easier way utilizing TextExpander [Source: And now it’s all this].
Two weeks ago, I purchased my Apple Watch. I chose the Sport model in Space Gray, 42mm. Why the Apple Watch vs. a regular watch vs. wearing no watch? What are my opinions of the Apple Watch? Would I recommend it? My past experiences with watches I have worn watches off/on over the years, although […]
I’m very impressed with how much easier it is to maintain WordPress than back in the day. Especially when it comes to automatic updates. The internet is verbally attacking WordPress again. I read a lot of hate towards WordPress for its latest security vulnerabilities that have become public. What I don’t see is praise in how […]
I’ve been experimenting with DEVONthink for the past couple of days as a replacement for Evernote and numerous files semi organized across my devices. So far I’m warming up to this approach, however I had a major problem: how to get notes I take on my iPhone or iPad into DEVONthink on either my personal or work computers. DEVONthink’s […]
A couple of hours ago, I tried on the Apple Watch for the first time at my local Apple Store. The verdict: the 42mm stainless steel version, especially with the leather loop or Milanese Loop, is stunning. The software, although on used briefly, seems very well executed. For the first time in a while, I could […]
Still deciding if I am going to buy an Apple Watch on day one, but I’m really intrigued about the small seconds of time not reaching in your pocket for an iPhone it could end up saving.