Subtitle: Thoughts on new Raspberry Pi 4 Been posting a few things here or there regarding my SBC journey, dear worst-reader. And what a journey it's been. It all started a few years back with the Raspberry Pi. Wow, I thought after initially fiddling with an R-Pi 2. This sort of thing could finally allow … Continue reading Pi Beats Rock In A Big Way
And yet another update is here. UPDATE (to this post): The Rock64 with 4-bay drive enclosure (the gadgets on the left in the pic above) failed the other day. That means, this entire post is null & void. Oh how I wanted the Rock64 (from Pine64) to succeed. But I suppose, for tech newbie/wannabees like … Continue reading Network Station Galore In Pine64 Heaven
Subtitle: My friends 2015 MacBook has been through hell. An old friend came by the other day to mooch of an extra bed on his way to a boating thing in Köln. He does that once or thrice a year, don't you know. I mean, wouldn't you? He gets a nice place to sleep (saving … Continue reading It Takes A Licking And Keeps On…
Subtitle: Avoiding monolithic-monopoly personal computing on the cheap? Follow-up is here. Note on text: if you want to skip all my worst-writing, just scroll down to the The Pseudo Review. As noted here, I'm not a NAS fan. The problem with not being a NAS fan is that one may still require some form … Continue reading Pseudo-Review: DietPi And RockPro64
Update: Article 11 is now 15 and Article 13 is not 17. Please apply as you worst-read. Last Saturday late morning I hopped on my e-bike and trekked to D'dorf's city-centre to pick up a loaf of the world's greatest bread and after that consume-to-survive a pair of fancy-pants new Birkenstock shoes. That's right, dear … Continue reading Have No Fear, Worst-Writer Is Here, To Explain Article 11 & 13 #Eurowasteland
Even though the Apple store where I bought the same configured MacBook as the heavily discounted one in the link below in January, where they discounted mine by only €250,-, the idear of someone else lucking out and getting $600,- off, really hurts. Of course, it doesn't matter at this point. I'm really digging my … Continue reading Ok. This Hurts.
A kinda update to this post is here. As noted here and here, I'm having a bit of an ordeal with my home digital storage situation. In short, I've been trying to avoid having to purchase a NAS (network attached storage). Reason? Well, I hate stupid technology. To worst-moi, there is nothing more stupid than a … Continue reading NAS Hell – And Almost Part 2?
Update to this post here. Pseudo alternative subtitle: Years of digital living is hard to leave behind. But behind it must be left. As mentioned here, I've been telling myself for years, and thereby avoiding a certain kind of reality, that I need a NAS (networked-attached-storage). Although I was able to circumvent having to own … Continue reading Welcome To NAS Hell
Disclaimer: some poignant and verbose language is in this post. Good luck. Yeah, dear worst-reader. We're here once again. It's time to get it on about my beloved & missed #Americant, the Land Of Free To Be Stupid, where dysfunction wallows in a toilet bowl that some think is a swamp and will never, ever, … Continue reading Never Quite Knowing Exactly What You’re Doing–The #Americant Way
Update here. Have I mentioned how much I hate the network attached storage industry (NAS)? I really, really hate the network attached storage industry. I mean, in the world of monopolised tech, if not monopolised everything, what is there not to hate? And so... Why in the world does a NAS have to 1) cost … Continue reading Colossal NAS SBC Shoot Out: Raspberry Pi vs RockPro64
Right before Xmas, a few weeks ago, an executive decision was made that included two things. The first? It was time to renew some computer hardware. The second? I turned off all my Plex devices. In order to renew my hardware, though, I had to get some cash. For you see, dear worst-reader, cash is … Continue reading Feeling The Tech Burn This Morning Or What Goes Around Comes Around
Great example of how government doesn't have to be so horrible. Way to go Vermont! I mean, of course, it doesn't have to be this way. Then again, what can one do with so many #Americants onboard, drinking the Kool-aid, sucking it up because, well, no one wants to rock-the-boat. Indeed. If only constituents could … Continue reading Government Agency v Corporate Control?
We live in a world of Trump-Uglies and the disgust his ilk pro-creates. We live in a world of teeth-less, comb-over dog-fights that are clawless due to cosmetics and ill-fitted matrimony. And even better... We live in a world that is not lead by the merit of one's or the collective's actions. No. Indeed. We … Continue reading How Compulsives Run The Show
Dabbling away, dear worst-reader. Dabbling away with the fancy of my new MacBook aka exuberant über glorified typewriter. Not quite two weeks in my consume-to-survive possession, the only issue I'm having with it so-far is the colour. Seriously. I love the keyboard. Don't mind the single USB-C port (as I've got plenty of dongles already … Continue reading Let’s Call It Red-Brass, Shall We?
Title 2: Or How I Got My (Almost) Pink On What is it you do, dear worst-reader? In other worst-words, what do you do between the hell-day that is modern western consumerism run-amok aka Xmas combined with the ending of yet another krappy (worst) year in a universe lead by the greatest land of free … Continue reading Pseudo Unboxing & Review Of 2017 12″ MacBook
Screenshot of an email I received. Tech stuff I hate. Where to begin? I hate the fact that any sort of decent to exaggerated information processing is eventually owned by the software that processes it. In other worst-words: I really hate the fact that if/when I create a document in, say, Microsoft Word or Apple … Continue reading Die Flinte Ins Korn Werfen
And to think all those years where I literally tore my Macs apart to de-dust them... I knew there was something up. And now... I have to be honest. I don't quite know what they mean by "flogging" in this post. Oh well. Rant on. -T The lawsuit claims that Apple is flogging computers and … Continue reading Apple’s Macs quite literally a dirty secret and there need be more lawsuits (I guess)
NPR in EU 1NPR in EU 2LA Times in EUThe Unfighters Second choice title: Bourgeois technorati being, what else, bourgeois. Sometimes interesting conversations do come out of the über-upper middle class of my beloved & missed #Americant and its otherwise money-minded bourgeois technorati. And while I'm not quite off subject yet... Time to worst-write a … Continue reading Fighting the Fight Against The Unfighters
... The German, with a heavy accent, asks Tim in broken English, "wahn kahn ik pey myna bahr drink mit apple pey in Deutschland?" The Jew, who is also the bartender getting ready to start his shift, turns to Tim, greets him by showing him the red dot on his new Apple Watch, and says, … Continue reading A German, A Jew, And Tim Cook Walk Into A Bar
Subtitle: How To Get Some Tech Freedom With SBC As previously mentioned here, I've been dabbling of-late in the world of SBC (Single Board Computing). Reason? I'm on a long and curvy path to weaning myself from/of Apple and its hellacious eco-system. In fact, I'm currently fiddling around with the idear of getting off the … Continue reading Getting Some Tech On
While e-book shopping the other morning I couldn't help but notice this image. Why in the world does Bezos & Co. think it necessary to provide a size-comparison of a friggin book as part of their tech-enormity galore? Then again, considering that this corpo-giant is what it is because, well, at this state (iteration) of … Continue reading Sizing Up Your Read
Would you believe, dear worst-reader, that I spent the last few weeks reading up on SBC's (single board computer) because... these little (miracle) devices are so silly-inexpensive AND extremely useful that I can just keep buying them in order to busy my early-retirement existence, I already have three of them in full use so why … Continue reading Pseudo Tech Test 1: RPi OMV NAS Is First Step To Freedom?
Although there are lots of Das Volk out there that don't mind long car drives, I ain't one of them. So. On our way to Istria, Croatia, for a bit of R&R we stopped for two nights in Salzburg. Perhaps more on Salzburg later. Exhausted from the drive from Salzburg to Istria, we eventually found our … Continue reading First Time In Croatia
Subtitle 1: E-Book reading. Looks like there's no turning back (for worst-moi). Subtitle 2: A pseudo-review of e-readers. I first started e-reading on a Kindle 2. I loved the design of the Kindle 2, especially the analog page change buttons and the odd but fully functional keyboard that enabled the best note-taking (at the time) … Continue reading From New To Old Or Skipping What’s In-Between
Ok. Maybe I jumped the gun. Reactivated Twitter account and am employing tweet delete app. Not concerned about my tweets, btw. Just concerned about cleaning slates, desk, and wax out of ears. Next delete? Sept 3 I have a dental appointment. -Rant on T