Tag Archives: geeky stuff
Sarah noticed something weird today — might be related to her recent upgrade of her iPhone 4′s OS to iOS 7-point-something. Or maybe not. Our aging Mac mini is what we’re keeping around for iTunes purposes. It’s how Sarah gets … Continue reading
Apple’s OS X Mavericks (10.9) software came out recently — FOR FREE. I installed it today on our Macs young enough to hang ten with the big boys and discovered a couple quirks — and work-arounds.
I updated to the most recent version of the operating system on our Mac laptop a day or two ago. Suddenly, Skype stopped recognizing our built-in Facetime video camera. I googled around for a bit and quickly found that other … Continue reading
Dang, that’s small.
I’ve been building a password generator the past few days. It takes words from the dictionary at random* and then combines them with punctuation and numeric characters. I have elaborated on a few methods of personal information security before (here … Continue reading
I finally got a new phone for the first time since 2006 this month. It’s my first smart phone for work (I’ve used other portable devices — iPod touch, Nokia E61i, Palm Treo, Handspring Visor + Visorphone) on my own … Continue reading
I just saw this blog post from NearlyFreeSpeech.NET. I love being a customer of this company — they are happy to host smaller sites and are constantly working to bill only for services actually used. This blog post addresses a … Continue reading
Warning: this post is intensely technical, bordering on arcane. It’s about improving your user-experience as a command-line user on remote Unix-like systems. As such, it’s probably not intended for you, but my hope is that someone else will find it … Continue reading
Information security is a PITA. But less so than not having any. What measures do you take to keep your online stuff safe? I’ve written about some simple steps I’ve taken to improve the security of my online stuff before. … Continue reading
I bought a new, old computer — a Dell Vostro 1310 — on which to play around with Linux today. Here are the things I’ve learned: I am not sure the processor in this notebook is a 64-bit processor (it’s … Continue reading