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I have been carefully taking advantage of... 88,253 Views / 739 Replies  
I have been carefully taking advantage of curbside food pick up for pretty much the whole pandemic. Today, after a workout, my wife and I went to our favorite curbside for breakfast...

The...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 21, 2020 at 02:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Google Fiber Outages 440 Views / 1 Replies  
My son’s Google Fiber has been up and down a lot lately. Which is bad because he works online from home... He winds up coming over to our house to use our much slower connection to work.

It...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 20, 2020 at 08:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So is the M1 a (high end) SOC device, or is it... 1,493 Views / 46 Replies  
So is the M1 a (high end) SOC device, or is it more a “more highly integrated” CPU?

With RAM and SSD management on the same die as the processor, I can see a lot of streamlining of functions,...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 14, 2020 at 07:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m still on Mojave on my MBP; it is still pretty... 1,636 Views / 5 Replies  
I’m still on Mojave on my MBP; it is still pretty snappy, what with the SSD and everything.

I didn’t go to High Sierra, basically because I didn’t see anything in it I “needed,” and it was almost...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 14, 2020 at 06:59 PM, in macOS
I’m saddened. I’ll also point out that, for... 974 Views / 5 Replies  
I’m saddened.

I’ll also point out that, for someone with pancreatic cancer, he lasted quite a while. It tends to be brutal, but pretty fast.

Oh, and I f&cking hate cancer... This is yet...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 8, 2020 at 05:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m looking because my wife’s iPad Mini 4 is... 990 Views / 8 Replies  
I’m looking because my wife’s iPad Mini 4 is starting to show its age. She wants to keep the small form factor of the Mini versus the iPad Air, but with a battery that isn’t as anemic as hers has...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 8, 2020 at 05:56 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
IPad Mini 6? 990 Views / 8 Replies  
I can find lots of (old) speculation about when Apple might release a new version of the iPad Mini. Just about every prediction has expired - “late summer”, “in September”, “before November”, etc.
...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 6, 2020 at 09:48 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
They've still lost me... 1,727 Views / 16 Replies  
They've still lost me...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 31, 2020 at 09:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm very sad. 1,225 Views / 7 Replies  
I'm very sad.
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 31, 2020 at 09:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oops. Yes, “Apple CarPlay.” BMW still wants... 1,727 Views / 16 Replies  
Oops. Yes, “Apple CarPlay.”

BMW still wants a buttload of cash for either that or Android Auto...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 30, 2020 at 12:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not only have we gone SIX storms past the list of... 110,541 Views / 401 Replies  
Not only have we gone SIX storms past the list of names for this year’s storms, (which makes Zeta #27), the storms have behaved less predictably, and as with Zeta, they’ve done lots of damage to...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 29, 2020 at 05:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Connected to reader’s irritant: “Your web site... 108,138 Views / 486 Replies  
Connected to reader’s irritant: “Your web site says you have 8 of <this product>, and it’s in section A5 of row 14. I’m looking right at A5 on row 14, and you don’t even have a shelf tag for it. ...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 29, 2020 at 05:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My car has Apple Play; once I’ve paired the... 1,727 Views / 16 Replies  
My car has Apple Play; once I’ve paired the phone, I can use it for music, all sorts of auto-friendly apps, and even making phone calls. :D

One reason I decided a few years back to not trade my...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 29, 2020 at 04:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My 4th gen 60GB iPod is almost filled with my... 1,727 Views / 16 Replies  
My 4th gen 60GB iPod is almost filled with my iTunes collection as a back up. I also have two second gen (I think) nanos (black and Product Red) that have parts of collections my wife and I keep...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 28, 2020 at 08:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t “browse” so much as I depend on quick... 1,602 Views / 29 Replies  
I don’t “browse” so much as I depend on quick searches to get me information. Usually it’s looking up medications or conditions, or things like that.

But I also use the phone to show patients...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 28, 2020 at 06:01 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I was wondering “how can you run games on a... 1,728 Views / 20 Replies  
I was wondering “how can you run games on a Raspberry Pi, since mine is kinda slow.” Then I looked at all the specs. I have a Pi Zero W, which has only 512M of RAM, while the 4B starts at 2Gig and...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 24, 2020 at 01:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I got Google ads, “Just Answer” and such, but I’m... 1,602 Views / 29 Replies  
I got Google ads, “Just Answer” and such, but I’m surfing with my iPad (and Chrome for iOS apparently doesn’t do ad blocking at all...).

Anyway, while my wife and I each have a “perfectly good”...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 22, 2020 at 05:39 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
That tool is kinda clunky because of all the... 1,602 Views / 29 Replies  
That tool is kinda clunky because of all the adzzzz, but it’s a cool means to actually see differences. Thanks!
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 21, 2020 at 07:27 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I ordered the gigabit switch after I’d posted... 1,155 Views / 5 Replies  
I ordered the gigabit switch after I’d posted here, and it’s arrived. I just haven’t had time to do anything about it. That whole “work” thing gets in the way of so many projects... :D

Anyway,...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 17, 2020 at 07:37 PM, in Networking
It turns out that the "selected spot" for my cool... 1,155 Views / 5 Replies  
It turns out that the "selected spot" for my cool little wall plate/patch panel was more challenging to get to than I'd hoped. But instead of spending a lot more time just figuring stuff out, I...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 11, 2020 at 06:45 PM, in Networking
Those reformat activities always give me pause. ... 1,744 Views / 17 Replies  
Those reformat activities always give me pause. Nuking from orbit is a “good” option, but it helps if you feel that you know what’s going on when you do it, and that you are choosing the correct...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 10, 2020 at 03:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I can vouch for DosDude’s patch working well. I... 1,744 Views / 17 Replies  
I can vouch for DosDude’s patch working well. I have Mojave running on a 2007 iMac... The patched install really goes smoothly.
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 10, 2020 at 10:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I got the professional-grade polyethylene pull... 1,155 Views / 5 Replies  
I got the professional-grade polyethylene pull string. I have a fish tape - the metal, almost rigid tool used for “fishing” through walls and stuff; it’s been blocked by however the “clever” comm...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 7, 2020 at 06:39 PM, in Networking
More Home Network Stuff... 1,155 Views / 5 Replies  
My earlier posts about patch panels, cable standards, etc. were about my plans for running Ethernet to stream stuff to my TV - and to simplify a bunch of other stuff that's currently sort of pasted...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 4, 2020 at 07:33 PM, in Networking
Karma sure is a bitch. “God is an iron.” Look... 88,253 Views / 739 Replies  
Karma sure is a bitch. “God is an iron.” Look it up.

Sympathy is a stupid response here. I do NOT want Donny to die. But I DO want to feel that he gets a taste of how unpleasant being really...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 3, 2020 at 11:39 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Reworked is probably a touch better than just... 3,166 Views / 24 Replies  
Reworked is probably a touch better than just “checked out.” Sounds like you’re on track for a toasty experience. I second the toasting fork. And if you can find them, those “cheese sandwich...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 3, 2020 at 11:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
A little more info here... It turns out that... 831 Views / 3 Replies  
A little more info here...

It turns out that the "Cat6 specific" thing I was seeing was simply me misreading a picture.
https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/81xCGFbodsL._AC_SS350_.jpg
The color...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 2, 2020 at 09:22 PM, in Networking
That's what I thought, but why it's still a thing... 831 Views / 3 Replies  
That's what I thought, but why it's still a thing to begin with boggles the mind...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 2, 2020 at 05:28 PM, in Networking
Basic Network Questions 831 Views / 3 Replies  
I think this may be broader than “just” a networking questions, but let’s have at it...

Let’s start out with this: what is the practical difference between T-568A and T-568B standards for Ethernet...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 1, 2020 at 09:27 PM, in Networking
I’m not going to use a patch panel. Right now... 1,103 Views / 8 Replies  
I’m not going to use a patch panel. Right now I’m getting by with a 4-port switch off the AirPort, so really anything beyond some simple neatening is excessive.

I’m going with terminating my...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 29, 2020 at 01:21 PM, in Networking
Yup. Got noticed quick too. 11,175 Views / 16 Replies  
Yup. Got noticed quick too.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 28, 2020 at 08:57 PM, in iOS Apps
I'd like to have frittered away my "out of work"... 3,166 Views / 24 Replies  
I'd like to have frittered away my "out of work" time by bingeing. Too bad I didn't get any of that...

Anyway, a bit of advice before starting that wood burning: get the flue professionally...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 28, 2020 at 02:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The shelf unit is 48" wide, 18" deep and the... 1,103 Views / 8 Replies  
The shelf unit is 48" wide, 18" deep and the uprights are 72" long. There are 4" (I think) wheels on the uprights so I can move the thing when I like. It has 4 shelves.

It houses a UVerse...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 28, 2020 at 02:12 PM, in Networking
Thanks for the input. Sometimes I run into... 1,103 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks for the input. Sometimes I run into search issues due to "it's not called that" making my searches more than a little frustrating. Having someone else come to a conclusion similar to mine is...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 28, 2020 at 10:12 AM, in Networking
Since the whole universe has moved on from my... 11,175 Views / 16 Replies  
Since the whole universe has moved on from my original issue, I have to think that Spheric Harlot's assessment is both valid and exceptionally well worded.

And action shall be taken. However,...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 28, 2020 at 09:48 AM, in iOS Apps
NSF Shelving and Server Equipment 1,103 Views / 8 Replies  
I’m revising my home network, and I have a dilemma.

I have an 18” x 48” x 72” NSF wire shelf unit supporting all of my network equipment. I’m looking at “doing it right” with a patch panel and...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 27, 2020 at 05:26 PM, in Networking
The problem with “get information I need” (for... 3,917 Views / 33 Replies  
The problem with “get information I need” (for me, anyway) is that I need information from a lot of different sources/apps. I time things fairly frequently at work, but it takes my Series 2 watch a...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 20, 2020 at 08:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m very sorry to hear that. :( 44,038 Views / 309 Replies  
I’m very sorry to hear that. :(
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 18, 2020 at 02:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
From what I’m hearing currently, a lot of those... 6,961 Views / 215 Replies  
From what I’m hearing currently, a lot of those “deep pockets” he has depended on in the past are suddenly empty - for him, at least.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 13, 2020 at 03:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Wow. Some of those “early” studio... 127,958 Views / 406 Replies  
Wow.

Some of those “early” studio portraits of actors seem amazing just because “he was young once?” But this resemblance is almost spooky.

I wonder if Nathan has seen this picture?
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 13, 2020 at 03:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The term "asshole" only would apply if you were... 29,102 Views / 173 Replies  
The term "asshole" only would apply if you were being extra snooty and behaving all superior. Instead you come across as an enthusiast.

Since you have been talking about coffees "no one has ever...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 12, 2020 at 11:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
:( :( :( 2,445 Views / 3 Replies  
:( :( :(
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 10, 2020 at 08:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
None of that is going to buff out, but both... 149,732 Views / 572 Replies  
None of that is going to buff out, but both Harriers should be easily salvageable.

While I was stationed at Kessler AFB in the early 1980s, a Navy A-7 (a single engine plane) was headed back to...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 30, 2020 at 10:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Bifocals, and progressives in particular are a... 108,138 Views / 486 Replies  
Bifocals, and progressives in particular are a problem when you’re moving around. The “reading” prescription makes it harder to navigate steps, ramps and all sorts of other things. And trifocals...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 30, 2020 at 10:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I keep my CV and résumé updated on a... 4,883 Views / 19 Replies  
I keep my CV and résumé updated on a not-so-regular basis. I update things like “years at” and mentoring events (occupational therapy education requires hands-on practice in real world environments,...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 30, 2020 at 10:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't know about "decent" journalism, but... 108,138 Views / 486 Replies  
I don't know about "decent" journalism, but Popular Mechanics' daily mailer with interesting stories from all sorts of quarters has now become a shill for their online/print-online subscription...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 22, 2020 at 05:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
One great use of an Americano is to get a cup... 29,102 Views / 173 Replies  
One great use of an Americano is to get a cup faster than having to wait for a pour over. $tarBucks stops brewing decaf ANYTHING after some time late morning. Uh, barista...I want coffee but I want...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 22, 2020 at 05:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The look on his face is priceless though... ... 149,732 Views / 572 Replies  
The look on his face is priceless though... "Uh......."
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 22, 2020 at 05:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Floppy hickory makes sense. Really crispy bacon... 33,322 Views / 141 Replies  
Floppy hickory makes sense. Really crispy bacon would only be a player for dipping in a sauce, and I’d expect that really crispy bacon could essentially crumble while dipping.

On the other hand,...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 9, 2020 at 09:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s a very positive thing. SATs have always... 12,771 Views / 26 Replies  
That’s a very positive thing. SATs have always been biased toward students from higher income families; even the language used in the questions can be biased.

Now if that stupid GRE can go away,...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 9, 2020 at 09:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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