Day 43, 2023: Red Tinted iMac Screen

Today is the unofficially-a-Holiday-in-the-United-Stares-day. Some championships game and lots of commercials on TV to discuss. Who won? You can look it up on the Internet if you’re out of the loop. Lots of food and alcohol were consumed today in front of television screens. Some kind of “half-time” entertainment that is not really performed live was also talked about. Yeah, you can look it up on the internet.

Anyway, today I noticed an iMac with red tints around the screen edges. I believe it is a 2014 iMac, and I’ll correct it later, maybe.

I can sure find a used panel as a replacement, but this iMac is not in macOS Ventura compatibility list. Sooner than later, this iMac should be retired from connecting to the internet for safety reasons.

Day 42, 2023: New Basic Thermostat

Starting off the day with a few texts and phone calls on Saturday morning. I went to help a well known Photographer at his house today, working on Adobe Photoshop.

Then I went to visit friends of mine who happened to have issue with the thermostat. We went to hardware store and looked for a replacement thermostat. We considered getting one of this “smart thermostat” but eventually we settled with a regular one.

Thankfully we planned ahead and figured out which thermostats are compatible with the current system.

It took me about 20 minutes to replace the thermostat.

Old Thermostat Base
New Thermostat Base

Day 41, 2023: Weekend Assignment

I’m going to have a quite busy weekend as I will be setting up three M2 MacBooks Air for the office. I need to make sure the specialized softwares and workflows would work in macOS Ventura.

Currently we are running macOS Monterey on our production machines.

Day 40, 2023: HomePods mini follow-up.

I just had two units of Apple 35W Dual USB-C Power Adapters delivered at the office earlier today. I am going to use them with a pair of HomePods mini, and freeing two ports free on the power strip. Each 35W Dual USB-C Power Adapter will supply power to a HomePod mini and a Lighting compatible devices, such as an iPhone or AirPods.

I also have a few Power Adapter Extension Cables that I kept from previous MacBook power adapters. Apple no longer include the extension cables with MacBooks for quite some times, which they now sell separately for $19.99 USD.

I also collected these extension cables whenever someone discarding their broken power adapters.

By the way, today is a pretty warm day in February; hovering around highs 70 to low 80 °Fahrenheit. The same goes for tomorrow according to weather forecast.

Day39, 2023: Tuning Guitar with Floyd Rose Bridge

Apparently today is a good day for me to tune my guitar. Since it is equipped with Floyd Rose bridge, it took a little bit finessing to get proper tuning. Oh, it is an EVH Wolfgang Special with D-tuna.

The hardest part to tune this guitar is making sure the D-tuna works properly, dropping from E to D on the bottom E-string.

On an unrelated news, I just signed up for account.

Day 38, 2023: Fueling Up

It’s just another day to get some fuel for the car. For some good reasons, fuel prices around my office about $1 USD lower than other area.

Crude oil prices have stabilized and back to early 2022 level; yet prices for gasoline and diesel fuels are not back to where they were before the price hike.

Oil companies are making more profit again.

Day 37, 2023: HomePod mini and Dual USB-C Port Power Adapter

I have just installed a pair of HomePods mini at the office and discovered that I would need more power outlets or a different power strip. Thanks to the prong orientation of the 20 Watts USB-C Power Adapter.

20W Apple USB-C Power adapter and it’s 96W counterpart.

I have a Dual USB-C Port Power Adapter, which I now use to power up one of the HomePods mini; no, it cannot power two HomePods mini. I use the second port for a Apple Lighting cable.