Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Easy Fix for Atari 7800 Buttons Not Working

Disclaimer: don't blame me if you break it.

You'll need a phillips screwdriver, rubbing alcohol (highest percentage you can find...preferably denatured), q-tips, and a can of compressed air.

First, you'll need to open your Atari 7800. There are 5 (IIRC) screws on the bottom. Once you remove them all, turn it topside up and lift off the top.

Inside you'll see some buttons like this:


All you have to do is dip the q tip in the rubbing alcohol and saturate the black center part. You'll see some liquid in the white part.

Click it a few dozen times to clean it out. Use the compressed air to gently blow out the liquid and let it dry.

Test it before you reassemble it.

This fixed mine.

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Friday, October 05, 2018

Mac Audio Output Stops Working Sometimes

This was driving me nuts. Turns out I was triggering the voice dictation by accident.

I have mine set to a double tap on the Command key to turn it on. But every once in a while it would turn on and I would miss the 'doink' sound effect cluing me in.

Look for this icon on your screen:



Click 'Done' and you're done and back to listening to classic 80s hair metal.

Pick up some batteries for that onboard CMOS battery you never change while you're here.




Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Why does YouTube show my video in a lower resolution?

One answer is that when you first upload, it really is still processing. I recently uploaded this:



And it was at 360p. After a while, the 720p version was available. So just wait, and give it a bit of time.

Looking for better videos? Or audio for your podcasting?

Here's a couple of items I got.



We used this mic for the audio. I set it just behind the 7800 system.

For DSLR, light, check out the Manfrotto Lumimuse: https://amzn.to/2Dwj2Lh 

I got the 3 LED version with one filter and a dispersion type lens cover:






Thursday, August 30, 2018

Jetpack 6.4.2 Breaks Post Editor in Wordpress 4.9.8



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It's simple. Amazon pays us a commission for your purchases and I can buy these toys and tools to inform you and pay GoDaddy and all the other places that make my stuff happen.

Here's the Chrome Dev Console output so the errors will be searchable:

Uncaught SyntaxError: Unexpected end of input

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api-request.min.js?ver=4.9.8:1 Uncaught ReferenceError: jQuery is not defined
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(anonymous) @ api-request.min.js?ver=4.9.8:1
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scripts.js?ver=d81486e:10 Uncaught ReferenceError: jQuery is not defined
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datepicker.min.js?ver=1.11.4:11 Uncaught ReferenceError: jQuery is not defined
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social-icons-admin.js?ver=20170506:111 Uncaught ReferenceError: jQuery is not defined
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akismet.js?ver=4.0.8:1 Uncaught ReferenceError: jQuery is not defined
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VM1583 post.php:143 Uncaught ReferenceError: jQuery is not defined
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VM1587 post.php:414 Uncaught ReferenceError: jQuery is not defined
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VM1590 post.php:2779 Uncaught TypeError: Cannot set property 'api' of undefined
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load-scripts.php?c=0&load[]=hoverIntent,common,admin-bar,heartbeat,autosave,wp-ajax-response,jquery-color,wp-lists,jquery-query,admin-comments,suggest,postb&load[]=ox,jquery-ui-position,jquery-ui-menu,wp-a11y,jquery-ui-autocomplete,tags-suggest,tags-box,word-count,post,editor-expand,thickbox&load[]=,shortcode,media-editor,media-audiovideo,mce-view,imgareaselect,image-edit,svg-painter,wp-auth-check,jquery-ui-tabs,jquery-ui-dr&load[]=aggable,jquery-ui-slider,jquery-touch-punch,iris,wp-color-picker,media-upload,editor,wplink,wp-embed&ver=4.9.8:1 Uncaught ReferenceError: jQuery is not defined
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bps-mscan-ajax.js?ver=3.2:3 Uncaught ReferenceError: jQuery is not defined
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tracks-ajax.js?ver=6.4.2:57 Uncaught ReferenceError: jQuery is not defined
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jetpack-jitm.min.js?ver=6.4.2:2 Uncaught ReferenceError: jQuery is not defined
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editor.js?ver=4.0.19:5 Uncaught ReferenceError: jQuery is not defined
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Planned Parenthood. Some math observations.

Updated July 2018 for new numbers. Scroll to bottom.

If you don't have a little bit of a grasp on strange statistical anomalies, and picking out a different story from Planned Parenthood's own figures than they might intend, you won't find this interesting.

If you might think: "Gee, why would they present the numbers like they do?" then read on.

This sort of analyzation is useful for all statistics. As the saying goes: there are lies, damn lies, and statistics.

So, let's compute.

All numbers are from PP's own material in the 2013-2014 Annual Report:

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/files/6714/1996/2641/2013-2014_Annual_Report_FINAL_WEB_VERSION.pdf

Planned Parenthood's own 2013-2014 numbers say 3% (actually 3.09 so I'd round that to 3.1) of their *services* are abortions. Which is true. 

But if you divide number of abortions by number of PATIENTS, then it's 12.1% So they're off by a factor of 4 if you look at it that way.

Yes this has been noticed and reported on elsewhere.

Planned Parenthood likes to say 3%, but they really should say 12% since we're talking about people here, and not services.

Read on though because it's even higher than 12%. They left out a potentially big detail.

And I couldn't find that number ANYWHERE.

They count things like UTIs and referrals as services, so one patient could have several services performed along with their abortion.

Like a pregnancy test. So a pregnancy test and an abortion doubles the number of services without changing the number of patients.

Convenient if you are trying to downplay abortion rates.

So out of every 8 people in the waiting room, one is there for an abortion.

If you like, they abort the entire city of Santa Ana, CA every year.

But here's something I haven't seen mentioned in as many places: We didn't take out the services performed for men.

They don't have abortions of course.

They get treated for UTIs, STDs, etc. All this: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/men

And the number of male patients doubled between 2003 and 2013. How many is that? Don't know.

I could not find out how many patients were men, or how many were women. From the listing of all the men's services, you'd think it might be a lot but who knows. Maybe not even Planned Parenthood.

Other notable numbers: Pap smears were done only SLIGHTLY more than abortions. It's almost one for one.

1.2 Pap smears for every abortion. I would have thought if we're emphasizing women's health, that number would be a lot higher.

Breast exams? About 1.5 for every abortion.

Pregnancy tests: for every woman who had one done, 1 in 3 got an abortion. There's also no figures on how many were positive vs negative. So that 33% figure could be even higher.

Prenatal services: 17.5 abortions for every prenatal service. So care for the unborn baby seems underemphasized.

Another interesting number: Vasectomies numbered 4166. Women sterilizations number only 822.

So men are 5x as likely to get sterilized at PP as women.

In summary, there is no way to tell the true rate of abortions (i.e. what percentage of women are there for abortions) because you can't take the men's services out of the total number of services.

And also: if you're doing 327,000 abortions which is 150% of the population of Shreveport, La (third largest city in Louisiana) then maybe the vasectomy/sterilization options need to be discussed more.

1 vasectomy for every 75 abortions seems low.

At the very least, I find this interesting and my 'spin' detector reading is elevated.

Update for 2016-2017 Annual Report
You can check the numbers here: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/about-us/facts-figures/annual-report




About the same.

Practically no one gets a vasectomy or a form of sterilization. Just over 1 in 8 patients gets an abortion. For every 3 pregnancy tests done, there's one abortion. For every TWO Breast exams/Pap smear/HPV vaccination (combined total), there's one abortion.

Issues of note with this report:
Still no breakdown of men vs. women, so you can't see what percentage of women patients get an abortion. Close to 10 times as many men get sterilized here vs. women. Yes, I know it's an easier procedure.














Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Fiat 500e Lease Returns are CHEAP on Ebay

Under $10,000 in almost all cases. I think at this price, you can justify it as an 'extra' vehicle based on the gas savings alone.

I think the prices will increase somewhat over time.

Benefits:
-recharges twice as fast as Nissan Leaf early models (6.6KWHR charger)
-cooled and heated battery pack: should last a lot longer
-many were fairly loaded with leather and nav

There are TONS on Ebay: 500e 'Buy it Now' Listings.

As I write this, I see one for $6988 with 42,000 miles on it. Not much wears on an electric car but tires and brakes. This is nothing.

My Leaf has almost 90,000 and I've done nothing but tires and windshield wiper blades.

Friday, February 02, 2018

What is cryptocurrency? And how can you earn money on it vs using an ad on your site?



This is an alternate way for people to support websites.

It uses a small amount of your computers power to do the math required to 'mine' Monero, which is a form of cryptocurrency like the more well-known bitcoin.

For those who don't know what a cryptocurrency is, it's a big math problem. The computer tries tons and tons of calculations to discover 'keys' that have value, due to their rarity.

Like gold or diamonds are rare, so they have value usually beyond the intrinsic value. Or, further, as paper money has value beyond the paper and ink it's made of.

Cryptocurrency isn't controlled by any government and can be pretty much untraceable and is sort of a worldwide currency.

That's the basics.

You can play with it here:




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You can control how much CPU it uses by adjusting the Speed option.

I find the best result is using the same thread count as the number of virtual processors you have or on simpler devices, the number of CPU cores.

Another way is to make shortlinks that direct to valuable content, but the link computes a small number of 'hashes' or work units before the visitor is shown the webpage.

You can click -=> HERE <=- to see how that looks.

What speed do you get and on what device? Post in the comments section below.

Get your free account here to start earning on your website: https://cnhv.co/1m4mm

Need a place to sell your earned coins? Get $10 free here: https://www.coinbase.com/join/5a76719c5e46bc019f3dae9b

Friday, January 12, 2018

Bissell Model 1719 Charger: Get it here. It's the right one. And: Why you can't find Yours.

I found my charger after I moved and after ordering this one.

I thought I'd lost it because I did not think about the charger having to be a little higher voltage than the battery.

The machine says 9.6V on it but the charger says 12V. So I presume I set the charger aside because the voltages didn't match and weren't really that close.

I.e. I hadn't lost it at all!

9.6V is common among R/C cars so it makes sense that is the battery voltage.

When I looked closer, the one I found and the new one both say they are for the 1719 on them.

Same label, same brand, same charger shape, etc. So to sum, I'm 99.9% sure this is the correct charger.

Buy one using this link and support The Rob Log. Thank you! Or bookmark http://amamzin.com/ and use the search box there.

By the way: love mine for spot cleaning. Pets and kids...







Monday, December 25, 2017

Ethernet Adapter for Chromebook

I have the Acer Chromebook R11. I am using the Apple USB Ethernet Adapter.

Amazon has them here: http://amzn.to/2Dd2vHs

That adapter has worked with almost every device and OS I've tried it with. It is a great item to have in your admin toolbox.


Sunday, December 10, 2017

How to Get Older Versions of macOS Server

If this article helps, look on the right side of this blog for the PayPal link under:

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Note: I did this in December 2017, so caveats if Apple changes how it works.

1. Buy the latest version on the latest OS that's out. I used the App Store on a machine running High Sierra, which is OS X 10.13 to make the initial purchase. The older versions are then free.

2. Once you've done that, open the App Store on your machine running the older OS. I downloaded on 10.11 and 10.10. App Store will ask if you want to download an earlier version.

Just in case, make a copy of the app. If you want to go really far back, do it on other versions of the OS, but I think in this example most stuff that would run 10.9 would run 10.10 and 10.11 so about the only reason might be to migrate data from an early server that won't go directly to the latest version so you have to step it through OS and Server versions.

Apple, could you make this easier?

Need a Mac Mini? Amazon sells older versions here, which are fine for a home server: http://amzn.to/2B4Ov55

Backstory:

I bought a Mac Mini 2009 to use as a caching server via Squidman and the built in caching service. It's nice to have in-house DNS and some other stuff because my internet sucks. Anything I can do to speed it up, and link bind via Speedify, etc. helps.

I'm using a Core 2 Duo 2.0 ghz with 120GB and 2GB of RAM.

P.S. If you got here to read about Speedify in some sort of similar situation, it works.

I have two T-Mobile iPhones with the free slow USB tethering that provide .6-1.2 MBPS per second. This doesn't sound like much but my third link is the unlimited speed hotspot that costs $25 extra per month. Right now my peak speed is 8Mbps with about 8% of that coming from the two slow links.

It's free, I'll take it. :)

The reason the unlimited is so slow is because I am throttled. I have a lower priority, so I get the leftover bandwidth. But for something like $50 a month it is decent. There is no wired option, not even DSL and satellite is capped etc.

I *MAY* look at satellite in the future and link bind the two slower connections for gaming latency issues but up until now it hasn't been price attractive, and I hope I can get at least DSL before two more years, which is the typical satellite contract term.

But I digress.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cheap Soda: I got it for about 4 cents a can

First you will need an adapter to use Paintball cylinders with your Sodastream machine.

Check this page for compatibility:

http://co2doctor.com/

You can get a 24oz cylinder filled at Academy Sport and Outdoors for $4. Sodastream charges $33 for 14 ounces!

Don't even do the math on that one. It's super high.

Now buy a machine:

http://amzn.to/2nogpSS

Finally to start getting the cheapest syrup, buy the boxes at Sam's if you want commercial stuff like Coke Zero.

Shop various stores' clearance section. I recently bought Sodastream Diet Caffeine syrup for ONE DOLLAR at Kroger.

You can also use flavored water enhancer that Aldi sells, or any other concentrated flavor or juice.

Amazon has some Sodastream Sodas as low as $4: http://amzn.to/2mtOj4P


Have fun, and save some serious cash.


Saturday, January 28, 2017

2009 C6 Corvette Rims on 1988 C4

Disclaimer: I'm not a professional so if this causes any harm to ANYTHING it's your responsibility.

I put some 2009 C6 Corvette rims on my 1988 C4.

Here is how it turned out:


The front rims are 18" and the rear is 19".

The front requires no modification, you can see the differences in the stock 17" C4 sawblades and the stock C6 rims here:

https://www.tacomaworld.com/tirecalc?tires=275-40r17-245-40r18

https://www.tacomaworld.com/tirecalc?tires=275-40r17-285-35r19

You lose some width in the front, and the back isn't that much bigger but you need to change the offset.

The offset calculator I used showed I lost 29mm of offset, so I added 30mm spacers:

I got "Adapter - Hub & Wheel Centric Corvette, 5x4.75 70.3 12mm1.5 Studs/nuts 30mm thick"

from http://www.motorsport-tech.com

The spacers bolt right on with no stud modification.

Torque setting from the 1988 C4 book is 80 ft-lbs and you use that on the spacer and new rims. You should retorque after 5 miles, and then after you retorque the spacer, drive ANOTHER 5 miles and retorque the rims.

So that involves taking the rims off an extra time, but the second time checking the torque just takes a few minutes.

Of course, read all directions appropriate to your application from all relevant parties.

Need something C4 Corvette related? Visit this link to thank me: http://amzn.to/2kFsp1d or you can bookmark amamzin.com and use the search box there for ANY Amazon purchase.

HTH

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Free Vimeo Service STINKS. Especially if you're poor. Your video will be held at gunpoint.

I uploaded a demo reel.

I decided to REPLACE that with a smaller version.

Vimeo showed at the top of the page I was close to my STORAGE limit.

But what they really mean is an upload limit.

So, after I uploaded this MUCH SMALLER video, my original video was no longer viewable. You either get an error message showing the page is unavailable or an error about your upload allowance.

Even though it shows in 'Your Videos' on your account.

That's right, every potential casting director just skipped me for the next actor since my reel got taken offline.

So, to get more UPLOAD bandwidth (NOT STORAGE) I had to pay $9.95 for a month. Which they hide in the fine print. They want you to pay $60 for a year but you CAN buy just one month.

But I wouldn't. Just use Dailymotion probably.

Don't be like me and have your video held at gunpoint due to some fine print.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Terminator 3 Plot Hole

Just thought of this:

Why did Skynet attack as soon as it was brought online?

The drones (HKs) and Terminators (T-1's) appear to be basically almost beta. There's that scene where the little HK is tethered still and not flying on it's own.

So, why not wait until the hardware is further developed willingly by the humans before attacking?

From that moment on, Skynet would have only had more and more advantage by getting smarter, embedding itself in more things, and having better attack capability.

So why not hide and wait?

Oh and by the way, the Blu Ray is down to $6 shipped via Amazon Prime: http://amzn.to/2j4SnKr


 
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