For awhile now I have been seeing a reoccurring charge for $5.99 listed as AMZN Digital*MI or something similar. I looked all over my account pages and could never find any subscriptions that were active. I was finally able to determine that the charge was for ComiXology which was squired by Amazon some time ago.… Continue reading Weird Amazon Digital Charges (AMZN Digital*MI)
This month my home experienced a rare power outage. It did not last very long but somehow during the outage my trusty ASUS router was powering up but it was not passing any traffic. I tried various troubleshooting methods but nothing resurrected it. So, now I am forced to use the WiFi function of my… Continue reading Upgrading my home’s WiFi
Recently WordPress has updated their WYSIWYG editor to Gutenberg which is absolutely fantastic! The only issue thus far is that when editing or updating a post within WordPress you see is the following. This prevents the auto save and publish functions from working. WordPress and Cloudflare are working on the issue and have a workaround… Continue reading Cloudflare blocking rest API calls from WordPress’ Gutenberg editor.
Shortly after LEGO released a $349, 3,599-piece scale model of the Chiron LEGO has upped their game with a fully life sized and drivable model created out of Lego Technic pieces. The Chiron uses 339 different Technic elements, many of which are used as load-bearing components. It even has working headlights—featuring the first use of… Continue reading LEGO has created a life sized and drivable model of a Bugatti Chiron
I stumbled across a very interesting article via John Gruber’s Daring Fireball by Jonathan Kim over at Medium: Put another way: Apple’s products are successful because Apple knows how to market their products to a fanbase of deeply flawed individuals who don’t know what’s good for them. I really wish I was exaggerating, but these… Continue reading AirPods and the Three Stages of Apple Criticism
Over the past few days, users with Alexa-enabled devices have reported hearing strange, unprompted laughter. Amazon responded to the creepiness in a statement to The Verge, saying, “We’re aware of this and working to fix it.” I can’t say I am looking forward to going home tonight. 😛 I have four Alexa products through out… Continue reading Alexa, why are you being creepy?
“The Bugatti Chiron Sport costs some stupid amount of money north of $3 million. The only people who might care about the precise figure are the accountants at the Volkswagen Group, Bugatti’s parent company. Those who can afford the Chiron Sport don’t trouble themselves with how millions are rounded, and the other 99.99 percent of… Continue reading Bugatti shows off a $3 Million Chiron Sport at the Geneva Motor Show
Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies have entered the mainstream discourse, but they’ve also been joined by a concept that is widely circulated, but poorly understood: “the blockchain” or just “blockchain.” The idea of a blockchain, the cryptographically enhanced digital ledger that underpins Bitcoin and most cryptocurrencies, is now being used to describe everything from a… Continue reading Blockchain All The Things!
“A small yet colorful part of the iTunes Store will be history by year’s end. According to an internal Apple email obtained by Metro, Apple will stop taking iTunes LP submissions this month. Apple confirmed the plans to The Verge, signaling the impending end of the paid multimedia album experience on iTunes. The leaked email… Continue reading Apple will stop providing LP albums as of March 2018
“Microsoft is busy prepping developers for the next big Windows 10 update, version 1803, and it is putting the focus on machine learning. Due in March or April this year, the new version will include a new machine-learning framework for using machine-learning models in Windows applications.” I’m not sure how useful this will be once… Continue reading The next version of Windows 10 will begin to incorporate machine learning.