Category: tech related

  • Audiobookshelf and Driving

    Audiobookshelf and Driving

    Reading Time: 2 minutes In an ideal world I would use Audiobookshelf when I’m driving tomorrow. In the real world I can’t, or at least shouldn’t. The reason for this is simple. There is no iOS app which, in turn, means that there is no car play app. Combined this means that if I want…

  • Who Killed Twitter – My Opinion

    Who Killed Twitter – My Opinion

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Two authors wrote books. In these books they speak about whether Jack Dorsey or Elon Musk killed twitter. The answer is neither. If Twitter was alive and healthy it would never have been sold to an individual for four times its value, because its growth potential would have made this absurd.…

  • Migrating Photos from Facebook to Google Photos

    Migrating Photos from Facebook to Google Photos

    Reading Time: 2 minutes There has been a shift within cloud services such as Google, Facebook and others. That shift is to make migrating photos from one service quick and easy. The old fashioned method would be to download media from service A before re-uploading it to service B. This requires lots of space on hard drives…

  • Experimenting with Linux

    Experimenting with Linux

    Reading Time: 3 minutes This morning when I should have been working on the daily blog post I decided to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive to see if it still worked as I remembered it working. It does, sort of. There are two approaches. You could install Linux straight onto the internal HD of…

  • Tired of Garmin and Apple, Playing With Casio

    Tired of Garmin and Apple, Playing With Casio

    Reading Time: 3 minutes For a while now I have been wearing a Casio and an apple watch or a Garmin and an Apple watch, or a Casio and a Garmin watch or a xiaomi smart band and a casio or a xiaomi smart band and… it goes on. A Break of Routine The reason…

  • Waiting

    Waiting

    Reading Time: 3 minutes As I write this I am waiting for my Apple Laptop to complete two tasks. The first task is to convert all my audible books from AAX to MP3 format. This is taking days to complete because I have over 500 books and my mac book pro is slow, due to it…

  • Of Photos, Aperture, and Sliding Between Volumes

    Of Photos, Aperture, and Sliding Between Volumes

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Over the years I have used Aperture, Picasa and the Apple Photos Apps. In that time they have organised my files chronologically, automatically, as soon as I took pictures, in some cases. What They Do Aperture was well behaved. It would organise photos by year, by month and by day, so…

  • Very Quick Thoughts on Mylio

    Very Quick Thoughts on Mylio

    Reading Time: 4 minutes When looking at hard disk options I noticed that with the Seagate One Touch Hub they offer six months with Mylio so I decided to try the app, without buying that app. My first thought is that it claims to replace Google Photos and iCloud and yet the cost is similar…

  • Apple Vision Pro Stagnation

    Apple Vision Pro Stagnation

    Reading Time: 2 minutes People want us to see the Apple Vision Pro VR kit as revolutionary but it isn’t, for a simple reason. Several years ago I was going to the World VR conference and loved playing with various VR kits but they almost all had the same problem. They cost an arm and a…

  • Wearing A Casio GBA-900

    Wearing A Casio GBA-900

    Reading Time: 3 minutes For years I have worn Suunto, Garmin and Apple watches. During this time I have tracked hikes, climbing, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming and more. Recently I felt the desire to wear a Casio watch as I used to do when I was a child. Over the years these “watches” have given you…