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Mid 2012 Retina Macbook Pro – Battery Replacement

One of the things that the Tysons Apple store flagged on my laptop during diagnostics for the LCD replacement was the battery. I hadn’t really noticed it before, but sure enough – when I checked it was showing 75% functionality, … Continue reading

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Mid 2012 Retina Macbook Pro LCD replacement

Back in October, my laptop screen started acting funny after a business trip. It didn’t take any major hits or anything that I’m aware of – but it was showing every other line as black. Then it started having every … Continue reading

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Year of Macbook pro repairs

Well, my 15″ Retina Macbook Pro is hitting it’s fourth year with me, and it’s now starting to show it’s age. I’m really not that impressed with either the specs, look, or price of the newly announced Macbook so I’ve … Continue reading

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Kaua’i

I’m spending a month in Kaua’i, and thanks to some extremely generous friends, lodging is covered – while cashing in some of the last decade of air miles covers the flight.

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The Lark Ascending

They used this to wrap up Childhood’s End, and it was a nice choice.

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Adding a static arp to Windows Server 2012

For some reason, my windows server wouldn’t talk to one of my network devices. It would talk to all the others, but not this one. I tried changing the ip address of the device, and even swapped it out for … Continue reading

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DuckDNS

DuckDNS is a free dynamic DNS services built on top of Amazon AWS as a response to DynDNS shutting down their free service. From DuckDNS – it’s free and always will be. http://duckdns.org/

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Ryuichi Sakamoto

Ryuichi Sakamoto (?? ?? Sakamoto Ry?ichi?, born January 17, 1952) (Japanese pronunciation: [sakamoto ?ju??it?i]) is a Japanese musician, activist, composer, record producer, writer, singer, pianist, and actor based in Tokyo and New York. Beginning his career in 1978 as a member … Continue reading

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Whee! I crashed my nas.

On one side, it kind of sucks. On the other side – it gives me an excuse to move from 2tb drives to 4tb drives. Mail servers and webservers recreated, but SQL is backed up – so no real data … Continue reading

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websaver A screen-saver for OS-X that displays web pages

A very simple screen saver with a single simple purpose. You specify a web page URL and, optionally, a reload time. The page will then be displayed when your machine is idle. Supports simple motion-sensor input for screen control. https://code.google.com/p/websaver/

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