There’s only a few characteristics which matter when choosing AV equipment. By focusing on what matters, you’ll enjoy better equipment for less.
AV Industry Audio and Video Scams over the Years
Watch your money carefully. Check any innovation out up close before you jump on board. Spatial Audio is just the latest scam.
How to change the keyboard shortcuts on macOS
The huge issue with the Apple method is that those shortcuts have to be painfully added by hand on every Mac you own, now or in the future.
M1 MacBooks and Open Clamshell: Thumbshell Mode
Apple, either let us turn off the screen when in clamshell mode, or open up the API’s to let Panaitu build a tool which will do it for us.
How important is the difference between DxO DeepPrime and DeepPrime XD
The difference is not huge. The claims for image improvement are overblown as are the claims about false detail and imaginary textures.
How to troubleshoot a WordPress membership website
The goal of these steps is to solve issues fast and ensure that troubleshooting causes as little pain as possible to the publisher.
DNSmadeasy.com miscounting queries, charging thousands in dubious overages
Check your DNSmadeeasy overage charges carefully. “Our counting system is broken” is not an excuse many judges would accept.
Lunar Monitor Control for M1 Macs
Lunar is powerful and ambitious software. No one else has taken on Apple’s crippling of monitor controls in quite the same head-on way.
Why charee144 from Apple Discussions should be fired tomorrow
What’s wrong with Apple Discussions community forums and how to fix them.
How to stop an iPhone from charging past 80% and extend the life of its battery
There’s a lot of bad battery apps out there (ripoff-ware, adware, spyware) but there’s one very good one which will extend the life of an iPhone.
How AppleCare+ for Apple Watch really works with ROI numbers for Series 8, SE and Ultra
Apple wins when you use AppleCare+ and pay the forfeit. Apple wins when you upgrade. No matter what happens Apple wins. Without, you lose.
How to get rid of “iCloud for HomeKit must be enabled” alert
Notifications started after upgrade to iOS 15. Finding a solution which works has been difficult enough I’m posting it publicly to help others.
What Twilio’s acquisition of SendGrid means for SendGrid Users
Internet & technology service providers should not have political *opinions* at work. Be very careful where you set up SMTP. It’s a pain to move.
How to efficiently track down mystery audio notifications in macOS/OS X
There’s a quick way to track down to errant audio beeps/bings/gongs via terminal, using the “lsof” command.
GDPR Plugins for WordPress: No Good Options
There’s a lot of room in the GDPR space for an independent developer who creates a lightweight and easy to configure privacy plugin.
How to setup fail2ban for WordPress with CDN
The key is to configure fail2ban to use `DROP` with iptables instead of just `REJECT`. REJECT allows the IP to keep using an open connection.
Airplay and AppleTV user agents
Here’s some useful AppleTV user agent strings from the excellent User-agents.net database to help with Airplay development.
How to build a modern good looking table for email reports
The real trick is with the nth alignment styles which make it very easy to build well-aligned columns.
macOS support for HEIC
Since I have some files on hand and most of the relevant software installed, I decided to systematically look at iPhone HEIC and DNG support some of the major photo viewers/triage tools and RAW developers as of March 2022. This is an updated list from November 2020 where the situation was fairly dire. There’s much […]
How to make Nikon Z9 RAW files easily editable with any RAW editor
Photographers who use DxO PhotoLab 5 know the pain of not being able to edit RAW images from their new cameras for many months, even years.