The previous posts in this series: How I chose a hub for better home video conferencingHub addendumA great USB-C hub rant I've finished reconfiguring my home office! I changed some of the connections as things came together. A first sketch of the hub I wanted Based on how I wanted to upgrade my home office, I … Continue reading My final hub configuration for home video conferencing
CalDigit got back to me about the iPhone power supply issue with my Element Hub. The hub supplies up to 7.5W per USB-A port and 15W per USB-C port. My phone draws too much power for the USB-A port to which it's attached. They were kind enough to offer a driver download that provides more … Continue reading Hub addendum
Many home workers are fine with plugging cables into their laptops but are intimidated by buying a hub. The hub marketplace can be very confusing because of the semantics of USB and related standards. This is the story of my search for a hub: Why I needed one, how I spec’d it, and how I … Continue reading How I chose a hub for better home video conferencing
I’m used to the Command key being adjacent to the space bar, but this keyboard swapped the Command and Option keys. Drop provides an easy-to-use tool for key remapping, and I could swap the caps with a keycap-puller. I’ll do that if my muscle-memory doesn’t adapt quickly enough.Drop CTRL mechanical keyboard review I swapped the … Continue reading Drop CTRL cap swap
This is a review of the Drop CTRL mechanical keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown switches. My keyboard for the past eight years I’m a software developer. I've been working mostly from home since 2014. And since 2014 my external keyboard has been a Das Keyboard Professional S for Mac. I wrote about it after buying … Continue reading Drop CTRL mechanical keyboard review
I don't like it. Color palette choices will affect the readability of fonts, symbols, and icons. The radical changes that result from switching to Dark Mode reduced my screen's readability. A good Dark Mode would be a lot more complicated than just changing the palette. YMMV.
I consider myself very Mac-savvy. Yet I discovered only today that it's now possible to auto-hide the Menubar. WTF!
I want to use Numbers when I need to graph data. I want to like it. But its charting and graphing capabilities pale in comparison to Microsoft Excel. This app is Apple's red-haired stepchild.
I recently bought a Das Keyboard Professional S for Mac keyboard, to use at work. There are already many blog posts and articles about mechanical keyboards, keyboard switches, and the Das Keyboard product line. I won't re-hash all that here. Let's get right to my opinions. tl;drI give it an A-. I'm very happy I … Continue reading Review of Das Keyboard Professional S for Mac
I'm migrating my files and apps to my new MacBook Pro. A highly anticipated improvement was connecting my Drobo S to a USB 3.0 interface, instead of my previous laptop's USB 2.0 bus. During my migration, the Drobo Dashboard advised me that a Drobo firmware update was available. I did the update, which -boom- bricked … Continue reading A Drobo firmware update bricked my Drobo