Silent But Busy with SmugMug

I’ve been silent on my blog for a couple of weeks, but I’ve been crazy busy with blog-related work: SmugMug. I have been exploring a solution to permanently replace SlideShow Pro, the best self-hosting photo solution I’ve ever seen. Sadly, it no longer is supported—a victim of the new internet standards and the death of old technology like Flash. In… Continue reading

Should I Upgrade to the iPhone X?

That is the question! And I have several friends for whom it’s no question at all. The instant they can pre-order, it’s a done deal. Even our housekeeper can’t wait. I freely own the fact that I like to have the latest and greatest tech device. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the first iPhone, and, for years,… Continue reading

Primary and Trusted Sources

Sometimes you take a punch to the gut when you realize just how astonishingly manipulative and brazenly dishonest people can be, especially when the stakes are high and massive amounts of money are at stake. An Example: Liars Lie My sister told me today in a phone call that she was really shocked to learn that even President Obama has… Continue reading

AppleTV & Living in the Moment

Warning: venting! I have to wait! Every time I go to use an Apple product, something has either updated or wants to be updated. And this house has 14 Apple devices! God, that’s a lot of waiting!!! Today I wanted to listen to my music library jazz playlist via the AppleTV in the living room while I folded clothes. (Yes,… Continue reading

Awesomely Helpful

I know little of nothing about network setup and configuration:  NAT, DHCP, Bridge, DNS, Proxies, Subnet Masks, etc.  What little I do know is from my own exploration and experimentation. The home network was becoming a huge pain in the rear.  It was divided up into 3 wireless networks and 1 wired network.  The connectivity issues with the AppleTV were… Continue reading

Cancel Your @Netflix Accounts

So @Netflix has now jacked up my billing rate twice in the last several months.  This time they have at least doubled the monthly rate I originally started with just over 1 year ago. Originally Netflix was a great deal.  I love how I can stream video to my AppleTV and my iPad/iPhone.  It usually works well.  They are amazingly… Continue reading

Some Serious iTunes Goodness: 1 of 2

iTunes Home Sharing With five computers in the house with two distinct music libraries among them, and with two AppleTVs on the network connected to sound systems, and with the new Apple Remote app for your iPhone or iPad (way cool app!), iTunes Home Sharing is really convenient and easy to setup.  With home sharing turned on, you can play… Continue reading

The Matrix Is Here, Dude!

Americans need to stand up and say, “Hell No!” Hollywood claims that, in the future, they will allow you to see movies that are currently in the theater at home on your TV set while the movie is in the theater. Horse Manure!  Here’s what Tim predicts: DVD‘s as we know them today will go away.  The price of movies… Continue reading

Funeral Planned…

Yes, I’ve ranted about my AppleTVs world without end!  Well, apparently, one of them was just completely messed up:  the hardware was bad.  Naturally, it wasn’t under warranty.  (I think Apple only has a 90 day warranty unless you spend the extra money on AppleCare.  I always do for computers but hadn’t for the AppleTV.) So, I bought a new… Continue reading