As I suspected, the Intel NUCs included in my "Rabbit" cloud hardware are proving much more useful than the Nvidia Jetson TK1s. I received both "Silvermont" NUC5 and "Goldmont" NUC6 machines in my surplus eBay cloud hardware, and both are good little machines, with some notable limitations. My NUC Census I purchased three "trays" of ex-rabb.it encoding hardware from … [Read more...] about Running Rabbits: More About My Cloud NUCs
Although I appreciate Apple's decision to go all-SSD on the MacBook line, it does cause some problems capacity-wise. Even 256 GB is an expensive proposition from Apple, and it's not easy or cheap to expand storage on these laptops. One option is a fast USB 3 drive like the SanDisk Extreme, and there's also some external Thunderbolt storage. But what about the SD card slot? … [Read more...] about The PNY StorEDGE is a Must-Have MacBook Accessory
I am lucky enough to have received a Nifty MiniDrive for my Retina MacBook Pro, and am in process of putting it through its paces with a SanDisk 64 GB SDXC card. One of the first concerns I had is the steal-ability of such a small, valuable, content-rich item. So I decided to protect it using Mac OS X's FIleVault 2 full-disk encryption technology. Here's a step-by-step guide … [Read more...] about How to Encrypt Your Nifty MiniDrive
Sony is not a company that is known for interoperability and compliance with standards. Quite the opposite, in fact, if one considers technologies like Memory Stick, Blu-Ray, and most every other development they have made in consumer electronics. But what about the NEX mirrorless cameras? How do they compare to similar offerings from other vendors? You might also like reading … [Read more...] about Is the Sony NEX Camera System Excessively Proprietary?
The Eye-Fi card just can't handle transferring many large images. This is a serious limitation, since most of the promised functionality comes from the card's ability to automatically upload photos to the Eye-Fi View online service, Flickr, Facebook, and other sites. After trying in vain to get the card to function as expected, I gave up and disabled everything but "Direct … [Read more...] about Eye-Fi Workflow: Wireless Card Reader