Protection from power failures! Mac, UPS, NAS & NUT

If you watched my YouTube video on protection from power failures (here), you know I promised to include the configuration files and commands on this blog.  So here they are: To hide the ‘ups’ user: sudo dscl . create /Users/ups IsHidden 1   In the upsmon.conf file, enter the following lines:   RUN_AS_USER ups in the RUN_AS_USER <userid> section, and MONITOR qnapups@192.168.1.20 1 upsmon 123456 … Continue reading Protection from power failures! Mac, UPS, NAS & NUT

Is Wacom making fun of it’s customers?

I have a Wacom Bamboo tablet that I’ve been using faithfully for several years on my Mac.  Every time Apple has a major upgrade to MacOS, Wacom would take forever to update their drivers.  The drivers would never be ready on the OS launch date.  It would always come out a month or so after launch.  I would always have to delay my upgrade until … Continue reading Is Wacom making fun of it’s customers?

Coming soon: review of the QNAP TS-451+

Just a note that I will soon be reviewing my new QNAP TS-451+. It has been performing admirably since I picked it up.  Great for photos, videos, DLNA, VPN and TimeMachine backups. I used to have all kinds of trouble with TimeMachine backups being corrupted with the Western Digital My Book Live Duo.  Not a single problem since I moved to the QNAP!  The My … Continue reading Coming soon: review of the QNAP TS-451+

Why does Wacom take so long to update their drivers?

When Mac OS 10.12 Sierra came out last September, most of the applications I have, had either updated their software or updated it within a few days of the release of the operating system. The only standout was Wacom.  This is the second year in a row that it takes them well over a month to update their drivers and software.  To make matters worse, … Continue reading Why does Wacom take so long to update their drivers?

Datacolor Spyder5 great service

Just had to mention the good service I received from Datacolor when I had a problem with my calibration software.  After upgrading to MacOS Sierra, I was unable to save the calibration of my two monitors.  I’m good with technology but I was stumped. After leaving a message on their web site, I received a prompt email suggesting a course of action.  It didn’t work … Continue reading Datacolor Spyder5 great service

A first working weekend with the MacBook

So I just spent the last weekend at my son’s soccer tournament.  I decided I was going to take some sports shots with a new 2x teleconverter.  I’ll write about that one later.  I brought the MacBook 12″ with me to test the workflow the Lightroom. I was actually quite impressed by the machine.  Lightroom imported quickly thanks to the SSD drive.  I could select … Continue reading A first working weekend with the MacBook