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I ordered the gigabit switch after I’d posted... 618 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... 618 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. ... 639 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... 639 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... 618 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... 618 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... 57,481 Views / 725 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... 1,427 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... 563 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... 563 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 563 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... 695 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. 10,244 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"... 1,427 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... 695 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... 695 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... 10,244 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 695 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... 1,844 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. :( 39,284 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... 2,763 Views / 43 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... 116,306 Views / 405 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... 21,949 Views / 170 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
:( :( :( 1,054 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... 133,117 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... 89,749 Views / 471 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... 3,503 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... 89,749 Views / 471 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... 21,949 Views / 170 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... ... 133,117 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... 26,263 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... 10,769 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
Your guess is accurate. Also the environment is... 57,481 Views / 725 Replies  
Your guess is accurate. Also the environment is a major factor; the outdoor environment helps dissipate exposure, while indoor environments concentrate contaminants.

So taking a hand-off of a...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 9, 2020 at 09:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Glad to help. 1,918 Views / 4 Replies  
Glad to help.
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 9, 2020 at 09:27 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Georgia second grader tests positive for Corona... 57,481 Views / 725 Replies  
Georgia second grader tests positive for Corona Virus after attending first day of school. (https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/05/us/second-grader-coronavirus-first-day-of-school/index.html)

{Extreme...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 6, 2020 at 10:02 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Hmmmm. On one hand, I feel that A1 sauce is an... 26,263 Views / 141 Replies  
Hmmmm. On one hand, I feel that A1 sauce is an abomination against nature and interferes with the act of communing with my steak. On the other hand, bacon, near-perfection by itself, may get some...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 6, 2020 at 09:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Paco, having something to do with polo probably... 10,769 Views / 26 Replies  
Paco, having something to do with polo probably made you look more posh than other candidates. Seriously. On a related point, there have been multiple studies that show that performance on college...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 6, 2020 at 09:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
In Mojave, the default outgoing account is set in... 3,041 Views / 9 Replies  
In Mojave, the default outgoing account is set in "Composing" in Mail's preferences. One setting on the drop-down is "Automatically select best account." Mine is set that way, and it seems to do...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 6, 2020 at 09:39 AM, in Applications
Also, the phone will take more time than it seems... 1,918 Views / 4 Replies  
Also, the phone will take more time than it seems to finish shutting down - as much as 20 or 30 seconds after the screen goes dark. If you try to restart too soon after initiating a shutdown,...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 6, 2020 at 09:32 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Traffic signal algorithms. It always seems... 89,749 Views / 471 Replies  
Traffic signal algorithms.

It always seems that the cross street light won’t change to red until someone is coming on that street. Similarly, when I’m the only person on my street and I’m coming...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 1, 2020 at 03:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Any type of dumpling is manna-like. Pierogi, for... 26,263 Views / 141 Replies  
Any type of dumpling is manna-like. Pierogi, for example, or knodle, or kreplach. Or (properly prepared) old-fashioned unfilled dumplings that go with chicken - these are basically biscuit dough...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 31, 2020 at 07:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Google Chrome’s ad algorithms are pretty crappy... 89,749 Views / 471 Replies  
Google Chrome’s ad algorithms are pretty crappy too. I am NOT an appropriate customer for feminine hygiene products, yet it seems that researching fingernail hygiene products says “it’s a chick!” to...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 26, 2020 at 09:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Our primary local grocery chain, H-E-B, is... 57,481 Views / 725 Replies  
Our primary local grocery chain, H-E-B, is privately (family) owned. As soon as it appeared that the "no mask" idea was bad, they started gearing up to require them again. This was not all their...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 23, 2020 at 10:18 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I did understand the incompatibility part, but if... 1,889 Views / 3 Replies  
I did understand the incompatibility part, but if the Pacifist workaround failed because the newer version of iTunes was installed, it might have worked if you'd removed the newer version. ...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 23, 2020 at 10:02 AM, in Applications
Have you tried to delete iTunes 12.6.5 and then... 1,889 Views / 3 Replies  
Have you tried to delete iTunes 12.6.5 and then trying to install 12.6?
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 22, 2020 at 06:12 PM, in Applications
Sorry Brien but it looks like the iOS version of... 1,613 Views / 2 Replies  
Sorry Brien but it looks like the iOS version of Safari doesn’t give us those separated options. And it looks like Safari depends on iCloud for a lot of stuff, so maybe Safari on other logged in...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 22, 2020 at 06:09 PM, in Applications
From what I gather, they were rounding up “people... 4,040 Views / 47 Replies  
From what I gather, they were rounding up “people dressed in all black”, as in the “Defund” movement folks. But it looks like as soon as the abductee asked for a lawyer they were let go...

Still,...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 18, 2020 at 04:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
San Antonio, and Bexar County are not just... 57,481 Views / 725 Replies  
San Antonio, and Bexar County are not just reporting data collected from hospitals, they report that data publicly for all to read.

Yesterday there was a HUGE report. It turns out that 5,501...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 18, 2020 at 04:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
But Mythbusters was about blowing stuff up. ... 2,867 Views / 11 Replies  
But Mythbusters was about blowing stuff up. Often, anyway... :D. My favorite was "can you really clean out a cement mixer with explosives?" Yes, yes you can. If by "clean out" you mean...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 17, 2020 at 06:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m seeing numerous “survivor” patients now. ... 57,481 Views / 725 Replies  
I’m seeing numerous “survivor” patients now. Some are just deconditioned - their endurance has been sapped and they get tired from simple things...like blinking.

Others are now stroke survivors. ...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 15, 2020 at 07:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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