Category: Gadgets

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Fixing file system corruption on Synology NAS

I recently recycled my hard-drives on my Synology DS1010+ as one of the drives started to fail. Migration of the drives was easy, but I did notice that I had file-system corruption when looking at dmesg: htree_dirblock_to_tree: bad entry in directory...

OS X Mountain Lion breaks VMWare 4

OS X Mountain Lion breaks everything

Perhaps a bit dramatic on the “breaking”-part – OS X Mountain Lion has some really awesome features, but only lasted 2 days on my laptop. I love being on the bleeding edge of technology, and boy did I bleed this...

Gelaskin for MacBook Pro 1

Gelaskin your MacBook Pro

Gelaskins have been scarce in South Africa for several months and even during my recent trip to New York, I was not able to find any. We eventually decided to order several skins from the Canadian based company. The gallery of...

Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Mac does not shutdown 5

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 for Mac killing my Mac

Ever since I switched to OS X, I have never really paid much attention to viruses or trojans, but one can not overlook at times the feeling of “uneasiness” by not having antivirus installed. I tried out the latest version...

Synology DSM 4.0 beta 13

Synology DSM 4.0 beta is here – breaks IPKG

Synology has really outdone themselves with DSM 4.0: Although this is the first beta, it introduces a number of improvements with the most noticeable a completely revamped user interface which includes widgets and vast UI improvements over the desktop-style dashboard...

Seagate Momentus 500GB Hybrid SSD drive 1

Fixing Skyrim issues with the Seagate Hybrid SSD

My previous Skyrim crashes and lag-problems seem to have “temporarily” disappeared. Considering that many other Playstation users experience the same lag- and crash issues, one can assume that aside from the blatant bugs in Skyrim, the bugs themselves are related to...

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YAMJ and Eversion

I have been running YAMJ on my Synology for years and have recently changed to Eversion as a replacement skin: Eversion runs as a Macromedia Flash plugin on my Popcorn C-200 and provides a true home-entertainment experience: Installation is as simple as replacing...

Logitech Harmony One Universal Remote 0

Logitech Harmony One

My Harmony 895 received many “beatings” over the last 2 years and finally it was time to “bin” it. Most of the buttons stopped working and that universal remote experience was no more. The Harmony 895 served me well and it was...