Text To Email Addresses

I often need to send text messages but my only way to send is via email. No worries. All carriers have a email version of your phone number that convert emails to texts. Here is how to figure out your email to text address: AT&T – cellnumber@txt.att.net Verizon – cellnumber@vtext.com T-Mobile – cellnumber@tmomail.net Sprint PCS - … Continue reading Text To Email Addresses

Some Cellular Device Terminology

Cellular devices have many numbers associated with them, especially with respect to the SIM cards. Here's a short list to keep them straight: IMEI stands for International Mobile Station Equipment Identity and is used to identify 3GPP (also known as GSM (AT&T, TMobile, UMTS and LTE devices/networks) and iDEN mobile phones, as well as some satellite phones. It is … Continue reading Some Cellular Device Terminology

Auto running terminal applications (non GUI) on Raspberry PI

Setup This info will likely work for general linux as well, but my focus here is on the Pi. You can set it up directly by editing the rc.local file: sudo nano /etc/rc.local After the initial comments (lines beginning with '#') add the following lines: # Auto run our application sudo /home/pi/projects/my_project.a & "sudo" assumes … Continue reading Auto running terminal applications (non GUI) on Raspberry PI

Configure WiFi on your Pi

I'm using the "official" Wi-Pi USB WiFi dongle and need to configure it. I'm going to do it via terminal over the wired ethernet port to start with. GETTING THE NETWORK DETAILS To scan for WiFi networks, use the command sudo iwlist wlan0 scan | grep 'ESSID\|IE: IEEE' This will list all available WiFi network … Continue reading Configure WiFi on your Pi

“This version of boot camp is not intended for this computer model” FIXED!

If you have encountered the error “This version of boot camp is not intended for this computer model” on a slightly older Intel Mac that does in fact run Windows 10, try the following: Launch CMD.exe as an administrator. You can do this by right-clicking on it and selecting RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR or left-clicking on … Continue reading “This version of boot camp is not intended for this computer model” FIXED!

Apple Boot Camp 6 Update for Windows 10

Finally got my hands on the update file AppleBcUpdate.exe. It's linked here. Enjoy. Apple did a great job hiding this update from Windows 10 users who want to use the proper Boot Camp 6 drivers and utilities. After hours of searching we finally got it.   -Update, I moved the file in dropbox and have updated … Continue reading Apple Boot Camp 6 Update for Windows 10

Another Letter To the “Can’t Do Our Jobs” Department aka USPS

Sigh. I have to send another letter to the USPS. Why can't they just do what they are supposed to do and do it correctly? Attached to this post is a PDF sent to the Washington DC Office of Consumer Advocate and this time I've cc'd the Inspector General. Any bets on a response from … Continue reading Another Letter To the “Can’t Do Our Jobs” Department aka USPS

Strange Names for Groups of Animals

I was recently watching D-News, well, listening, and they mentioned that a group of crows are called a murder. I know many gatherings or groups of creatures have different odd names so I figured I list out the ones I know or could find for reference and trivia purposes. Here goes (some sourced from Wikipedia … Continue reading Strange Names for Groups of Animals