So is the latest iPad OS 13 betas stable enough to install on a daily device? Really want to take advantage of some of the new Files features.

BTW, if you’re wanting to install Catalina on your Mac with APFS but don’t have a second drive, open Disk Utility and add a second volume.  It will share the storage with your primary volume, while still giving you a clean “partition” to work with.


Catalina APFS

So pissed off right now. Spent about an hour recording video with a Rode VideoMic Go, and the mic picked up a ton of static from the WiFi base station nearby. The video is now completely unusable.

I need a new mic that actually has a shielded cable so I can use it in a room with electronics.

15 years ago today I committed to starting Gaucho Software by registering  It’s hard to believe I’ve been doing this for so long.  Still absolutely love being an Indie!

Picked up a couple of Cisco 48 port Layer 3 switches for $20 each today at the local university’s surplus sale.  Hoping at least one of them works so I can use it for my main network switch (will still have 10Gb on a separate switch/VLAN).

I guess you could say Apple was…screwed.

Also: “The report reveals an interesting anecdote about the latest Mac Pro. In late 2012…”  Yes, we’re still talking about the “top-end” Mac being sold in 2019.

Had a great week in Phoenix for #AMS2019. EIPT had a lot of great content this year, and kudos to everyone who volunteered to cover gov employees who couldn’t make it (NOAA/NWS, you were missed).

See you next year for #AMS100!

My Core i7 Mac mini arrived yesterday. First impressions…

It gets hot. I’ve started calling it the hotplate.

The fan moves a lot of air. The airflow is louder than a Mac Pro.

The GPU is keeping up with dual 4K displays, so far.

It’s quick, really quick.