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So I reterminnated the Cat6 end, still no go. ... 72 Views / 3 Replies  
So I reterminnated the Cat6 end, still no go. Reterminated the other end - and found a problem with one unused wire - but still no go.

Then I started looking at patch cords. I used a brand new,...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 07:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It turns out that Legrand has the blue and orange... 72 Views / 3 Replies  
It turns out that Legrand has the blue and orange pairs reversed for the Cat6 connector, though both are supposed to be compliant with TIA568A specs. This makes me think Legrand has indeed altered...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 06:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Cat5 vs Cat6 “Standard Wiring” Question 72 Views / 3 Replies  
I installed a Cat5 line between the room with our router and my wife’s home office. I chose a blue keystone for her end’s wall plate to make it stand out, but it turns out this one is a Cat6...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 05:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I had a supervisor once who got a lot of mileage... 214 Views / 9 Replies  
I had a supervisor once who got a lot of mileage out of the phrase “say it out loud.” It helps structure your logic, it helps phrase your language, and sometimes it helps you avoid asking the...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 20, 2018 at 07:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There’s some genetic component to how fat is... 43,746 Views / 508 Replies  
There’s some genetic component to how fat is distributed on a body. It is absolutely amazing to me that there are actually clothes cut for booties that can be measured in cubic meters. But there...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 20, 2018 at 06:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Maintenance Loops with Cat5e - How Much? 78 Views / 0 Replies  
I just ran Cat5e through my attic to directly feed my wife’s (soon to be here) work setup.

I HATE messing around in the attic, because a) it’s never “a good temperature”, b) our roof structure...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 20, 2018 at 06:46 PM, in Networking
My knees are doing well with the new shoes I... 480 Views / 11 Replies  
My knees are doing well with the new shoes I recently got. New Balance has stores staffed by (amazing but true!) knowledgable and helpful people who actually assess both gait mechanics and foot...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 12, 2018 at 05:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I totally agree. And I was there too. ... 43,746 Views / 508 Replies  
I totally agree. And I was there too.

Sturgeon's Law ("90% of everything is crap") applies here. What we remember of our favorite decade's music is what we liked. We ignored, avoided or tuned...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 12, 2018 at 04:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That sounds hopeful. Perusing the iFixit... 1,555 Views / 53 Replies  
That sounds hopeful. Perusing the iFixit instructions, it looks kind of lengthy - you basically completely disassemble the machine to get at the CPU - but not terribly complex. Along the way,...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 12, 2018 at 04:46 PM, in macOS
Oreo, your experience with humidity is similar to... 480 Views / 11 Replies  
Oreo, your experience with humidity is similar to mine. While hot is hot, humidity decreases the effectiveness of your sweat to cool the body. The local humidity has been pretty low at the times...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 9, 2018 at 05:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well this changes some of my plans radically. I... 1,555 Views / 53 Replies  
Well this changes some of my plans radically. I was saving up (and girding myself) for the parts and time to upgrade my 2007 iMac's processor - and go to an SSD while I was at it - so it would run a...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 9, 2018 at 04:40 PM, in macOS
Automotobile power systems run on a "nominal"... 813 Views / 11 Replies  
Automotobile power systems run on a "nominal" 12VDC, which is typically between 13.5 and 13.9VDC in actuality. It's easy to run a 5v regulator off 14v, so USB chargers do fine with that.

I'm not...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 9, 2018 at 04:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
There have been no “red flag” alerts here (i.e.... 480 Views / 11 Replies  
There have been no “red flag” alerts here (i.e. warnings that exertion outside is unsafe). And keep in mind that this is a relatively normal temperature range for San Antonio - though it usually...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 5, 2018 at 10:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I came across a "cooling headband" made of some... 480 Views / 11 Replies  
I came across a "cooling headband" made of some sort of fabric that stays cool once soaked in water. I'm going to give that a shot tomorrow, along with more water, and see if I'm any less blind and...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 3, 2018 at 05:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Assuming you have one of the newer, USB-C... 813 Views / 11 Replies  
Assuming you have one of the newer, USB-C MacBooks, AND assuming you have a powerful enough car charger, it’s doable.

Which model of MacBook do you have?
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 3, 2018 at 02:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Gear for Running Advice Please 480 Views / 11 Replies  
Not that I’m “running” like the guys in “Chariots of Fire,” but I’m getting some mileage on my feet, and I’m running into (sorry for the pun) some issues that I need a little help with.

One big...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 2, 2018 at 10:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It is called “Cyberduck,” and it’s available for... 1,412 Views / 27 Replies  
It is called “Cyberduck,” and it’s available for free HERE (https://cyberduck.io/) (but it is donationware). If you poke around that site, you’ll find an extensive amount of help and support. Their...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 2, 2018 at 10:25 PM, in Applications
Newish, considering what hardware and OS version... 716 Views / 5 Replies  
Newish, considering what hardware and OS version it requires it requires - iOS 10 was released in September 2016, though the earliest model that supports it, the iPhone 6, was released in September...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 2, 2018 at 10:19 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Mister Roman (Sparkie) Candle deserves something... 5,236 Views / 100 Replies  
Mister Roman (Sparkie) Candle deserves something for that. At least his burns. Maybe publishing his name and address so busses can drive by and let tourists point and laugh.
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 2, 2018 at 05:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Alan Bean was a wonderfully interesting person. ... 296 Views / 3 Replies  
Alan Bean was a wonderfully interesting person. He lacked the "test pilot" ego of most astronauts, but he was so thoroughly involved in what he did that he was instrumental, probably essential, in...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 2, 2018 at 05:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Cyberduck supports this. It lets you select a... 1,412 Views / 27 Replies  
Cyberduck supports this. It lets you select a remote folder and then link a local folder to it so the remote folder mirrors the local folder. I don't use the feature, but it's there.
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 2, 2018 at 05:40 PM, in Applications
Which device is this? You're saying you click... 716 Views / 5 Replies  
Which device is this? You're saying you click the "upper right" button - the "top" (SE and earlier) or "side" button (iPhone 6 and later) to put your display to sleep. Am I understanding correctly?...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 2, 2018 at 05:28 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I used to use shared Dropbox folders for a number... 1,461 Views / 21 Replies  
I used to use shared Dropbox folders for a number of tasks. But once I stepped down from a chair position in my state professional association, (about 2 1/2 years ago), I haven't needed it for those...
Posted by ghporter, on May 9, 2018 at 05:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
For Harry, death by magic trick would have been... 970 Views / 8 Replies  
For Harry, death by magic trick would have been almost appropriate.

I have to apologize for jumping in on that, but I spend much of my time at work treating people who have had strokes. Strokes...
Posted by ghporter, on May 1, 2018 at 10:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I misread his post, and thus my ideas are off the... 1,381 Views / 8 Replies  
I misread his post, and thus my ideas are off the mark.
Posted by ghporter, on May 1, 2018 at 10:27 PM, in macOS
I’ve had a bit if time to digest this, and my... 762 Views / 6 Replies  
I’ve had a bit if time to digest this, and my first reaction is still my major reaction.

Just because Grayshift is only selling these devices to law enforcement does NOT mean that the devices will...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 29, 2018 at 01:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I call an otherwise seemingly healthy 65 year old... 970 Views / 8 Replies  
I call an otherwise seemingly healthy 65 year old having a devastating stroke “something odd.” And it’s very sad.
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 29, 2018 at 01:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So now, Apple wants us to “bring your own... 964 Views / 20 Replies  
So now, Apple wants us to “bring your own storage” for Time Machine no matter what. That’s an unsatisfactory answer...

I also wonder if they will discount the “remaining stock” of...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 29, 2018 at 01:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Flaming food is a priceless experience,... 5,236 Views / 100 Replies  
Flaming food is a priceless experience, ESPECIALLY when your waiters set off the sprinklers. Plus 1 guys!

Driving “up the <sic>guide wire” only makes sense at a relatively high speed, OR if the...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 29, 2018 at 12:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Which MBP do you have? The CPU/GPU/VRAM hardware... 1,381 Views / 8 Replies  
Which MBP do you have? The CPU/GPU/VRAM hardware may be choke point for the display.

Adobe isn’t particularly conservative with system requirements for any of their apps, though InDesign isn’t...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 29, 2018 at 12:43 PM, in macOS
RIP Verne Troyer 532 Views / 0 Replies  
Verne Troyer was reported to have died on Saturday, April 21. His cause of death has not been announced, and there are rumors that he committed suicide.

I'm very sad about this. I'm not going...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 23, 2018 at 05:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Most unsettling. I had not heard of him being... 970 Views / 8 Replies  
Most unsettling. I had not heard of him being sick, nor having some sort of chronic condition. He was found by police before 7am, though "no foul play is suspected."

Weird and sad.
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 23, 2018 at 04:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It has been unseasonably mild here in San Antonio... 2,621 Views / 47 Replies  
It has been unseasonably mild here in San Antonio lately. Unfortunately for me, that has meant gazing out the window at work and wishing I could be outside in the lovely mildness.

It also means...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 23, 2018 at 04:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think it's possible that there is a middle... 5,236 Views / 100 Replies  
I think it's possible that there is a middle ground between "we see a lot more stupid crane operators because there are lots more cameras out there" and "there are a lot more cranes out there, and...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 23, 2018 at 04:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't know whether Flickr has been worth using... 1,857 Views / 23 Replies  
I don't know whether Flickr has been worth using for a while now. Every link I get to Flickr gets me to a page with (usually) the picture I thought I was going to - plus a lot of background stuff...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 23, 2018 at 04:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My cheapie drone arrived yesterday. I guess it... 2,621 Views / 47 Replies  
My cheapie drone arrived yesterday. I guess it came from China by raft... Anyway it'll be an adventure to start using, since the manual is in Mandarin with BADLY translated English. There are...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 22, 2018 at 01:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Gouda is fine, but to me, the cheese used depends... 1,613 Views / 32 Replies  
Gouda is fine, but to me, the cheese used depends on other things, like what you're having with the burger. I had a burger at Appleby's yesterday that came with American cheese... and it worked, in...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 22, 2018 at 01:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Boat's fine!!!! Crane operator's pants? ... 5,236 Views / 100 Replies  
Boat's fine!!!! Crane operator's pants? Probably not so much... :D

Is it just me, or are the number of crane operators who don't seem to understand "leverage" increasing, at least those whose...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 22, 2018 at 01:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've only watched episode 1, but while it wasn't... 612 Views / 5 Replies  
I've only watched episode 1, but while it wasn't "riveting," it wasn't horrible. It's clear that it's setting up tons of stuff, and I'm OK with that. And I pegged Bill Mumy's cameo as well. The...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 22, 2018 at 01:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
After the whole boondoggle I had with my 5s... 8,611 Views / 56 Replies  
After the whole boondoggle I had with my 5s battery failing, I'd hoped that a "new" one (refurb as a replacement) would feel faster/better. It did not. And with the (PRODUCT) RED version of the 8...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 22, 2018 at 12:58 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
In Mail 11.3 I do not see a "Sort by Importance"... 1,590 Views / 6 Replies  
In Mail 11.3 I do not see a "Sort by Importance" option. I have Attachments, Date, Flags, From, Size, Subject, To, and Unread. No "Importance" option here...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 14, 2018 at 10:06 PM, in Applications
I ordered an inexpensive drone on Monday...We'll... 2,621 Views / 47 Replies  
I ordered an inexpensive drone on Monday...We'll see what it is like when it gets here.

I'm hoping it'll be useful if not superb, but I am open to being either slightly disappointed or somewhat...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 5, 2018 at 08:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You make valid points there. May I suggest some... 2,621 Views / 47 Replies  
You make valid points there. May I suggest some well controlled practice around minimally grabby things (and at low altitudes) so you can see how the machine (and you) react?

Your thread boosted...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 29, 2018 at 07:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
She's wearing a regular tee shirt underneath. ... 43,746 Views / 508 Replies  
She's wearing a regular tee shirt underneath. Which says it's a photo-op suit and not anything to be used seriously.

I don't get the "worn look" in so many things... (I'm not going to pay EXTRA...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 29, 2018 at 07:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Trunk stuff, car stuff, car itself...it's all... 5,236 Views / 100 Replies  
Trunk stuff, car stuff, car itself...it's all wrecked. That won't buff out, though there's probably a little bit of salvage value in there somewhere. Not enough to pay for the MUCH higher insurance...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 29, 2018 at 07:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The laptop/tablet/desktop may download the files,... 1,264 Views / 17 Replies  
The laptop/tablet/desktop may download the files, but only if you tell it to. All of your iCloud-enabled devices have access to what's in your iCloud storage. They only download files when they are...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 29, 2018 at 07:14 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
They DID ditch the volume knob, for a few... 3,806 Views / 68 Replies  
They DID ditch the volume knob, for a few iterations of the system, at least. They brought it back, apparently, due to customer feedback.

The slider on the steering wheel is a real benefit while...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 27, 2018 at 09:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
While my CRV has the volume knob/power button, my... 3,806 Views / 68 Replies  
While my CRV has the volume knob/power button, my wife’s Civic does not - but they’re still both 2017s. I’m guessing it’s the difference between the nav and non-nav systems, but I could be wrong.
...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 25, 2018 at 06:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
As of mid 2017 (my now one-year old CRV) the... 3,806 Views / 68 Replies  
As of mid 2017 (my now one-year old CRV) the Honda infotainment system has improved quite a bit. Mine has the nav system as well as all LCD display instruments, so the old little sub-display units...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 24, 2018 at 03:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Anything connected directly TO the battery needs... 937 Views / 18 Replies  
Anything connected directly TO the battery needs a fuse RIGHT THERE AT the battery. This isn’t a “nice to have” thing. It is absolutely essential. Nobody wants to burn down their car, or to...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 24, 2018 at 03:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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