Category: Apple

  • Oregon passes ban on parts pairing

    Thoughts on parts pairing and right to repair in the wake of Oregon banning the practice of said pairing.

  • On Apple getting its collective ass handed to it

    Expressing disdain with Apple’s direction as of late, but mostly ranting about how Apple Music just hosed the direction of the company.

  • Apple’s Entitlement

    “Apple is right to charge 30%, it’s their platform. They own it.” This is the line of logic I keep seeing The Apple Faithful use. They’re allowed to charge the fee! They own the platform! They put in all the hard work for developer resources and the App Store! (Even though this is precisely what…

  • The iPhone 15 Pro Max was a mistake

    I really should have either stayed the course with the 13 Pro, or sold it and bought a 13 Pro Max because that phone was just too good. I feel the honeymoon period with the 15 Pro Max (I’m just going to call it the 15 Pro from here on out) has long since ended…

  • PSA: If your Apple TV 4K is “bricked” after a tvOS 17 update, it might be your remote.

    …to hopefully save you from contacting Apple and having to deal with that rigamarole… If you took any of the tvOS 17 updates (in my case, 17.2) and found your Apple TV is acting up (bootlooping, freezing at home screen and then restarting, random rebooting), the fix is likely really, really stupid: Your remote is…

  • The G4 Cube, Part II: CUBE_HELL

    This one’s gonna be a doozy. Last we left the Cube, I had some parts on order to try and get the thermals under control within the Cube. Specifically, the thermals with the video card portion, seeing as that was almost completely cut off from the rest of the Cube airflow-wise. My plan first and…

  • The G4 Cube, Part 1 (Origins, Upgrades? And thermals)

    In which Chris attempts to make his Cube do some *serious* sh!t.

  • The Apple TV (First impressions?)

    It’s 2023. The (non-Apple) streaming box market just feels…desolate, in a way. Google TV’s landscape (which is usually what I prefer) feels, again, desolate. The low end of the market is very well served for what it is: You’ve got the $20 Onn streaming box (I own one and for the 1080p TV I have…

  • A tale about my first new Mac (and its fate)

    Throughout my teenage years, I got by on less. All of my computers were built from ewaste, and up until the last year of high school my main machine was a Power Mac G4 Sawtooth with a Celeron shitbox running XP somewhere in the background. Both machines tossed out by their previous owners. 2006, however,…

  • Power Mac 9600 Adventure Part II: She Drives Me Crazy

    Really, colored PCBs should be a requirement. They look so cool. (This is my ZuluSCSI)  (Get it, she drives me crazy? Because this part is about drives? I’m sorry. I’ll leave now.) This is where I get to scream into the pixel wall that is xodium.net because hoo boy, this whole bit did NOT go…