While searching for my – still lost – bluetooth earbuds I realised I have a few gadgets and things which I will never use again but I’m not about to throw them out. So I found a box, plonked them all in and next up is finding any charging cables.
What’s in the box?
Portable speaker that uses a cable.
WP branded earphones
Creative Zen Vision 30GB Music / Video player
Creative Zen Micro
Broadlink Remote device
USB video camera
Sandisk Clip+ MP3 player
WP branded Flip video camera
iPod Classic 160GB
Flip video camera
Nikon Coolshot camera
Two more cameras
Garmin forerunner watch
Five different Fitbits
The WP branded Flip was I think given out to everyone at the first Automattic Team meetup – which was Support – in London 2009.
The iPod Classic gets very hot very fast when plugged in so that needs a new battery at least.
The Psion 5 works perfectly as do many of the items.
I just can’t bring myself to throw them away.
At some point I bought a nixie tube clock from eBay but for whatever reason could not get my head around the setup at the time. Today I worked (most of) it out.
Two issues I have to fix:
1. Get the time correct. It’s exactly two hours ahead despite Raspian having all the correct settings
2. Add the path to .bashrc so it autoruns
The device can be bought here
It’s on my PC and works okay.
It’s on my work macbook pro and works okay.
It’s on my phone and works okay.
But on my macbook air? Something happened – no idea what – “upgrade”? – it won’t work.
It insists I login to an account at 1Password.com that I do not have. Very very annoying.
So later I’ll copy the app from the pro, install that into the air and then see if that will get it working.
If it does, okay.
If it does not then I’ll go back to LastPass.
The Daily Mail (I read it to see just how much they have stolen from reddit) has a story about PC World. This quote is too much to ignore: ‘Great customer service is at the heart of everything we do.’ Bullshit.
I’ve posted about them a few times – 1, 2, 3, 4 but the best post judging by 114 comments was this one – PC World – Lying f*cking muppets
And I have not been in there for years now.
SRS Labs who make iWOW store their passwords in plain text.
Did you watch the Top Gear episode where they tested a Tesla? And they said it ran out of juice which Tesla went nuts about? And you maybe thought “Okay, I’ll cross that off the list of things to buy”? Well he was right to be like that. Very right indeed – because you can’t drive a brick.