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  • Default Apps and Services of 2023

    It seems like a lot of folks have been writing about the default apps / services they use and while I’m late to the game, here is my list…at least for 2023. ๐Ÿคฃ I did a little tweak to the format everyone seems to be using: I split up my home and work life, as I do my best to keep things โ€ฆ read more

  • Moved 18.3 TB of data from my Storage server to my Media server; gotta love the “rsync -va --progress” command! ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿค“ #HappyGeek

  • I realize I have an old Kindle (it’s the first version of the Paperwhite) but would it really be so hard for Amazon to auto-sync the time on the device like every other network connected device in the modern age? ๐Ÿคฃ

  • My various UPS’s (uninterrupted power supply) weren’t cheap, especially the giant one powering my server rack, but every time my street has an outage, I’m very happy I have them. ๐Ÿ”‹๐Ÿ”Œ๐Ÿ˜

  • Slowly starting the process of moving my domains away from Google. ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป

  • Another day, another issue with watchOS 10.1 on the Apple Watch Ultra v1. I have never been this disappointed in an Apple product before. โŒš๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Two hardware resets and the issues still persist.

  • New Plugin: Simple Image Generation

    So I did a thing: I wrote my first Micro.Blog plugin. ๐Ÿฅณ It’s nothing fancy, just another image generator but, as I was in the process of migrating the content from my old blog to here, I realized I had already created one in my Hugo instance…all I needed to do was port it over to GitHub โ€ฆ read more

  • Migrating from Hugo to Micro.Blog

    I’ve been splitting my time between my own site (pictured below) and my Micro.Blog instance for…a while now. At first, I tried to keep long-form posts on my site (created using Hugo, hosted at Cloud Flare) and micro / random thoughts to Micro.Blog but the other day, I thought it would โ€ฆ read more

  • This has to be the buggiest version of WatchOS Iโ€™ve ever used. ๐Ÿ˜ญ Even after an erase / reset, the battery is draining too fast. The heart rate complication doesnโ€™t work anymore. Now I canโ€™t get into the widgets, which means a restart. What is going on at Apple?! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

  • Random Thought: Yea, this sounds about right, once the price is outside of what most “normal” people would consider reasonable, piracy increases… ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ

    Screen grab of a Tweet from Tom Warren, with the following verbiage: if Apple TV, Netflix, and Disney+ keep raising prices then it will only force more people into piracy. It's already surprising how many in the UK use modified Fire TV sticks to access pirated TV shows and movies
  • I’ve been bashing my head against the Micro.blog theming system, trying to get it matching the one on my primary website but given the time of day, it’s time to shutdown and try again tomorrow. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ

  • Empty server case on light-brown carpet, with some bubble wrap in the back of the case, with some boxed computer fans on top, with wires coming out of the front of the case.

    I was hoping to start swapping my media server from it’s tower case into my new Slinger CX4712 case over the weekend…but life got in the way. Fingers crossed I can get to it this week, I don’t want to impact any end users. ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“ท

  • Is anyone else out there having issues with their Apple Watch Ultra v1 after upgrading to watchOS 10? Even after the unpair / pair dance, my battery is dropping far too fast, havenโ€™t even had the watch on for eight hours and Iโ€™m at 40% left. ๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ˜ญโŒš๏ธ

  • Really wanted to try out some of the new watchOS features, so I downloaded the beta tonight. It was taking a very long time but on a hunch, I turned off the bluetooth and bam! The download time went from two hours to twenty minutes.

    Screen grab of the Apple Watch, on the 'Software Update' screen, with 19 minutes remaining for the download.

    Happy nerd alert! ๐Ÿคฃ

  • On a lark yesterday (it was a very long day at work), I decided “oh, what the heck, install the betas”…and honestly, I’m rather surprised. Both my phone and tablet are running faster and smoother. (Side Note: having iOS tag your pets into a collection is amazing. ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฑ) #iOS #beta