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Setting up a Roku 3 and a Logitech Harmony One remote

Friday, February 14th, 2014 Posted in geek out, popular | 3 Comments »

EDIT MAY 2015: Are you using the new software? Their new software, MyHarmony, available at https://setup.myharmony.com/ makes Roku Setup much easier. You don't have to follow these steps if you update. It isn't as straightforward as one would like to set ...

2 Tips to Speed up your Synology NAS

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 Posted in from the road, geek out, popular | No Comments »

I've been using my Synology DS-212j Network Attached Storage (NAS) device. Mine is loaded with 2x3TB Western Digital Green Drives. This post details my build-out. The device performs brilliantly from my desktop wired PC running Windows XP. I could regularly ...

Synology DS212J NAS Build-out – 2x3TB drives

Monday, May 13th, 2013 Posted in geek out | 5 Comments »

I recently built out a NAS for our condo. Our friends Art and Raquel were visiting us from Philly. They have two awesome little kids, and a really sweet DSLR, and they love to take pictures of their kids. Art ...

Google Geocoding API added “score”

Thursday, February 28th, 2013 Posted in geek out | 1 Comment »

At Opower, we use the Google Geocoding API to help us find latitude and longitude for customer's sites. Today, they pushed out a new field, called "score" that isn't part of their API. Here is the new response body with ...

How to install an IPFilter for uTorrent 1.8.1 on Mac

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 Posted in geek out, popular | 2 Comments »

IPFilters are useful things: they are supposed to block anti-piracy companies like MediaSentry that attempt to stop all kinds of file sharing. It blocks the government and companies that work for the government in order to root out p2p file ...

How to DeCrypt a Samsung Galaxy S III

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 Posted in geek out, popular | No Comments »

I have a Verizon Galaxy S 3. I also have a corporate policy that forces encryption of devices. This is a big problem when I want to try a new rom on my phone. If the partition "/data" cannot be ...