I’m working on a YouTube video and blog article describing my solution for the issues that plague Time Machine on the Mac when you are using network drives. Soon! Continue reading Coming soon: Time Machine for Mac — the solution when saving to a network drive
I performed a little surgery on my late 2012 Mac Mini. It was getting pretty slow when launching applications (Lightroom, I’m looking at you), so I decided to do a little upgrade. I found an SSD drive on sale (250GB) and decided to make a DIY Fusion drive. I ordered a kit from eBay with the cables and tools required, and this weekend, rolled up … Continue reading Surgery on my Mac
A little while back, I wrote a blog article where I complained that Wacom had been quite arrogant about their policy of updating drivers. I needed a new version of their driver in order to upgrade my MacOS from Sierra to High Sierra. They suggested to me that I just not upgrade my Mac since they were not planning on upgrading their driver. Well, that didn’t … Continue reading Just got a new Huion tablet. Bye bye Wacom!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 1 upsmon 123456 … Continue reading Protection from power failures! Mac, UPS, NAS & NUT
Happy New Year to all! One of my plans for 2018 is to start a YouTube channel. I’d like to use this forum to get your feedback and get an idea of what you would like to see. Would you like tips and tricks? My workflow and computer setup? Editing tricks? Sports photography? How to laminate photos? Travel photography vlogging? Feel free to write your … Continue reading A YouTube channel for 2018
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?
I like big prints. I find it differentiates my pictures from the tiny images we show or see on mobile phone screens. I’ve been printing with a Canon Pro-100 for a while now, but I’ve always been frustrated by the fact that I can’t print real panoramas. The printer is designed for 13×19″ prints and the driver can be forced to print up to 26″ … Continue reading Big Prints – New Printer
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+
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?
Some people have been wondering if I’m still happy with my MacBook now that the new MacBook Pros are out with the Touchbar. Well, I can tell you with confidence, that I would not change this wonderful machine for the new power monsters. The 12 inch MacBook fills the specific needs that I have. I already use a Mac at home, so I wanted a very … Continue reading MacBook vs the new MacBook Pro