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Computers Technology

How to fix a dying QNAP iTunes server

A QNAP TS-219P NAS
If you’ve got a QNAP NAS and some file in your music library is causing the QNAP’s iTunes server to die, here’s how you can track-down the problem and fix it.

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Electronics

Awesome spinning LED sphere project

LEDs
Check-out this awesome LED persistence of vision project some guy made from leftover junk in his parts box. The video (inside the post) is worth a million words.

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Commentary Stupid Stuff

Is the American public really this stupid???

What? Are you stupid?
What? Are you stupid?

Is anyone surprised that “pecan pie” has pecans in it? Are people with allergies that brain-dead that they’d buy “pecan pie” thinking it’s safe to eat simply because it doesn’t list pecans on the ingredients list?

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Apple Computers Linux Technology

Movin’ on up to the QNAP TS-219P NAS

QNAP-TS-219P.jpg

I finally decided to bite the bullet and bought a real NAS for use at home. I decided on the QNAP TS-219P for a number of reasons I’ll discuss in the post. Also, I have plenty of screenshots showing the QNAP UI and a couple simple benchmarks comparing the performance to a USB disk attached to an Airport Extreme.

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Apple

Stop Safari from opening PDFs inside the browser

The Apple Safari logo
The Apple Safari logo

It’s been a while since I posted, but today, I had to figure-out how to make the OS X version of Safari stop opening PDF files inside the browser since that’s one of my pet peeves.