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.
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.
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.
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.
I went to an Apple Store for a Genius Bar Appointment. One M1 MacBook Air is having trouble charging the battery. We were able to replicate the issue and parts were ordered. I decided to get another set of Power Adapter and USB-C Charge Cable, to see if the issue was not caused by the internal components in the MacBook Air.
I have swapped the Power Adapter and the Charge Cable in troubleshooting the issue. Unfortunately the result was inconclusive. I’m hoping the new Power Adapter and Charge Cable would give me better ideas on what’s going on with the MacBook Air.