#GreenManGamingLogic

I put in a ticket to GreenManGaming.com’s support last night because I was fed up. If you don’t know what GreenManGaming is, it’s a site where you can buy CD Keys for downloadable games (legally) at discount prices. They have discount codes and sales similar to Steam’s summer and winter sales, and most of the time…


Losing Control – A Note on Automatic Updating

Good software doesn’t happen often or easily.  It’s a combination of optimized code, someone who understands design, and someone who understands how humans work.  Anyone who knows me knows I hate when people take something great they’ve made and manage to screw it up. It particularly grinds me to see a GUI that used to be great…


Apple Notes Corruption on OSX / iCloud – Part 2

So, finally got some time to re-assess this iCloud Notes issue and take a deep dive. (See Part 1 of my Notes Corruption saga if you haven’t already. TL;DR, I renamed a folder and added a / within the name, and half my notes disappeared, syncing the corruption up to iCloud as well.) In short…


Apple Notes Corruption on OSX / iCloud – Part 1

So, I use Apple Notes to store almost everything I jot down. For whatever reason, there is an “On My Mac” section of Notes, and an “iCloud” section of Notes. The latter is obviously synced to iCloud.  I always use this portion as it syncs with my other devices and works pretty well.  It has…


Maker Faire, San Francisco, and Being a “Nomad”

Sometimes you have to do things that are very unlike yourself to escape the status quo. I did this halfway intentionally and halfway by accident when I attended Maker Faire in San Francisco a couple weeks ago. I tried being, as my friend put it, a “nomad”. It was pretty game changing – enough to give…


CircuitFun.io – A new site for makers!

Recently I launched another site aimed at makers and hardware hackers. Visit it at www.circuitfun.io! All my hardware-related posts will end up there, as I’m trying to promote contributions to the site from the community. Head over there to check them out, and if you’re local to the Phoenix area, check out the Events page!


What is the Mac SMC and NVRAM / PRAM? How do I reset them?

So you have a Mac, it’s acting funny, and it seems to be something hardware-related. Reset the SMC / NVRAM! Wait, What’s the SMC? SMC stands for System Management Controller, a critical low-level component on Mac hardware. Much like the name sounds, the SMC controls and managements system hardware for power consumption, battery charging and…


Clone an Entire Mac Disk or Drive, with All Partitions

I recently had a need to clone an entire 2TB drive at the block level on a Mac. I figured this would be easy to do with GUI tools. Turns out it is not, as each tool wants to only look at Volumes or Partitions as if they are disks, and isn’t capable of cloning…


Geforce Experience and ShadowPlay Issues

I’ve been having a lot of issues lately with the ShadowPlay feature of nVidia’s Geforce Experience application. This usually manifests itself when I’m running a game, and the game crashes for some reason. If this occurs while I’m streaming to Twitch, or sometimes just recording locally, the next time I start the game, ShadowPlay has…


A New Era

Hello, all. This blog has not been updated in some time. That’s about to change, as is the types of content I’ll be posting. Some new topics I’ll be discussing on this page: Project Ideas Circuitry Projects and Progress Security and Exploit News iPhone, Apple, and Mac/OS X news More random activities, hobbies, pictures, etc. from my…