2022-10-01: Sometimes the simplest solutions are best... And by sometimes, I mean practically always. For a while now at my store I’ve been …

2022-09-25: Roadtrip & Jolt Cola! Last week I took the family on a road-trip to Adelaide, which was an absolute blast. Amongst all the …

2022-09-17: Nothing this week, back next week! :)

2022-09-11: Playing more with the Stream Deck I’ve been trying out some more things this week with the Elgato Stream Deck, in particular …

2022-09-04: Wemo Smart Plug with Thread Hidden behind my TV is an LED light strip we use as bias lighting. Powering that is the tiny Apple …

2022-08-28: Aqara Water Leak Sensor Under my house there’s a water filter for our fridge that started leaking recently. It turns …

2022-08-21: H801 LED WiFi Controller, Part One This weekend’s project was setting up an “H801 LED WiFi Controller”, or at least …

2022-08-14: "Shareware Heroes". My copy of “Shareware Heroes” by Richard Moss arrived this week. His previous book, …

2022-08-06: PicoBoot Follow Up / Apple Music Widgets My PicoBoot install was a success! Here is the original video I watched, and then followed along …

2022-07-30: My DALL·E invite finally came today After waiting for a little while for the access invitation, it has been a fun morning of generating …

2022-07-28: Combining Emojis is fun :) My kids and I have been having a lot of fun lately playing with this: emoji.supply/kitchen/ Poop + …

2022-07-23: Apple is all about those minor details... One detail that I’ve not spotted previously, as I’ve only ever owned a single iPhone …

2022-07-17: That syncing feeling... I remember the “good ol’ days” when I first started using Dropbox in 2009 and …

2022-07-09: GameCube + PicoBoot A few years ago, I bought a GameCube to play a bunch of games from an earlier time in my life. …

2022-07-02: Chunky Battery Pack So, the same people who are releasing that cute compact Macintosh “inspired” charger I …

2022-06-25: Outdoor Gate Sensors, Part Two So, following on from last week’s installation of those Outdoor Gate Sensors, I found that the only …

2022-06-19: Outdoor Gate Sensors Inspired by a Shane Whatley YouTube video, I have installed some Aqara Door and Window Sensors on a …

2022-06-12: Post-WWDC Thoughts The new macOS Ventura and iOS 16 look pretty sweet! Having the ability to customise the iPhone lock …

2022-06-04: When things break... I’ve been running a PurpleAir Air Quality Sensor since 2020, and having been using the …

2022-05-28: It's a small charger, and it looks like a compact Macintosh :) Absolutely this is just the nostalgia factor, but like Stephen Hackett of 512 Pixels, I backed this …

2022-05-22: WWDC 2022 in two weeks... I’m guessing we’ll at least see a preview of the Apple silicon-based Mac Pro and a bevy …

2022-05-16: Nothing to write about this week that I can think of… Back next week :)

2022-05-09: 1Password 8. Well, it’s finally out… although I have been checking for a couple of days though, and still no sign …

2022-05-01: Upgrading one of my Store Workstations... After spotting a bit of a bargain on eBay just this last week, I bought a used Mac Pro (2013). …

2022-04-24: My HomeKit Favourites (Part One)… I have now a fairly extensive “smart home” built up with a bunch of HomeKit devices over the years, …

2022-04-16: From the Vault: Micromat Techtool Protégé USB flash drives (AKA thumb drives or USB sticks) have been around for quite a while, and there are …

2022-04-09: Stream Deck So, I got myself a Stream Deck (No, not a Steam Deck :P ). If you’ve not seen one, it’s …

2022-04-03: From the Vault: iPod 1st Gen & Microsoft Zune Look at ‘em, these two old-timers, discussing years gone by… Reminiscing the days when …

2022-03-26: My thoughts on the AirPods Max. I recently had a chance to try first-hand the AirPods Max for an extended time, and I found them …

2022-03-20: From the Vault: EFI-X Dongle Back in 2008, a European company came out with an expensive dongle that promised to allow a PC to …

2022-03-09: The big iMac is no more! Not only was there no new high-end iMac announced at the Apple event, they’ve discontinued it! I …

2022-03-06: Hanging out for Tuesday… Well, it is official, Apple has an event next Tuesday, “Peek Performance”, the invitation headline …

2022-02-26: Not posting anything this week. Not in the mood. Stay strong, Ukraine 🇺🇦🥺

2022-02-19: Waiting for a Redesigned iMac 27-inch… I’m really hanging out for a redesigned iMac 27-inch, which I know must be coming in the next few …

2022-02-13: Finally got some AirTags… And I have realised two things; 1: It would be extremely handy if you could share the location of a …

2022-02-06: Finding the right Sideboard. In our living room we have a sideboard which stores a random assortment of charging cables (mostly …

2022-01-30: Random iPhone Keyboard Thought. It’d be handy on the iPhone keyboard if that when you hold down shift and press delete it was a …

2022-01-29: Universal Control is almost here! Very excited to see the latest beta versions of macOS Monterey and iPadOS have finally enabled …

2022-01-24: Happy 38th Birthday, Macintosh... The very first Mac I saw was a lonely Macintosh Classic in my high school computer lab. There were …

2022-01-22: Making the Switch... I’m trying out at the moment a switch from a combination of “Things” and …

2022-01-16: It's All About the Details. I just noticed that the Satechi M1 Mouse displays its battery level in the Bluetooth menu in macOS …

2022-01-15: More nostalgia… The classic Mac OS smile tiled desktop pattern - now high-res! …

2022-01-13: Finally got around to watching this, good short documentary on Handspring, their journey and …

2022-01-11: My current favourite screensaver - Despite the icon being one that inspired fear and concern in so many old-school Mac folk, this …

2022-01-08: From the Vault: A Tale of Two Old Mice. On the left is a NeXT mouse, which connects via ADB. This is the same connector c. 1986 - c. 1998 …

2022-01-07: First Post! - Or, what is this all about anyway? My aim with this blog is to cover technology I love or dislike - some old, some new - smart home …