On Thursday, 21 June 2018, the radio in my 2014 Ford Fiesta SE would not turn off. (For identification purposes, my car has a Ford SYNC with MyFord Touch radio.) I also couldn’t turn down the volume using the volume knob on the dash or the volume buttons on the left side of the steering […]
The Hong Kong-based start-up lofree is manufacturing a typewriter-inspired mechanical keyboard that was recently crowdfunded at Indiegogo. I purchased one for $79. It arrived on 12 June 2017. Keyboard Layout: Numeric and Function Rows Misaligned The main video on the campaign’s homepage claims — at time 0:48 — that the lofree keyboard “features the exact same keyboard layout as […]
Burden: ~15 minutes Download Software First, download the software required for the installation. Download the Windows XP version of the DiMAGE Scan Dual IV software from the scanner’s home page. Copy the following content, which I found in this blog post at Fixya, into a text file called sonyscanners.inf ; sonyscanners.inf — Sony (Konica Minolta) […]
A friend recently gave me his 2008 MacBook Pro because its logic board died. I discovered online that many people had some success in reviving a dead logic board by baking it in an oven. I tried that. It worked. Update (1 June 2015) The laptop has died. I read online that the baking procedure […]
In February 2012, I purchased a Lacie iamaKey, which carries a 2-year warranty. Seventeen months later, in July of 2013, the drive stopped working—it wouldn’t mount in Mac, Windows, or Linux. Nothing I tried was able to revive it; Lacie replaced it. (I had to provide LaCie with proof of my having destroyed the broken […]
In the summer of 2008, I documented the process of replacing the ignition switch on my 1997 Volkswagen Jetta. The tutorial is on Flickr.
I’m writing a book about HTML (and some CSS) titled Essential HTML, and I recently started its blog. http://www.essential-html.com
Last year, I wrote a little Terminal-based program that adds spacers to the Mac OS X Dock. This helps to keep items in the Dock more organized. Download here, and feel free to fork on GitHub.
In the summer of 2014, I was approached by Packt Publishing to review a book about Max/MSP. Since I was in the planning stages of writing my own book, I thought it would be a good learning experience. Four months later, in November 2014, Packt released the book, Multimedia Programming Using Max/MSP and TouchDesigner. Overall, […]
On 10 January 2015, the Notepad++ team released the “Notepad++ Je suis Charlie edition”.