Parasites and scumbags on the web: a hall of shame

Few people would agree with the phrase “I love and trust marketing companies”. Even having worked in marketing, I would still disagree with this statement. Marketing is primarily about finding ways to persuade people to change their behaviour, in order to commercially benefit a company. This is not hard to do, and decades of psychology … [Read more…]

eM Client CALDAV problems with iCloud Email – Subfolder Synchronization for folder “notification” failed due to the following error: Not Found

For those suffering with this issue, please comment on the eM Client support forum so this issue gets the attention it needs: iCloud Calendar Sync problems: [CALDAV] Subfolder Synchronization for folder “notification” failed due to the following error: Not Found Thanks! Overall eM Client is great, but it’s things like this that are definitely frustrating … [Read more…]

Hello, I’m a PC.

I’m switching to PC after 27 years of Mac. I have a problem. I need a new computer, and I have money to spend. But this time, I don’t think I’ll be buying a Mac. I already have an iMac Late 2014, fully upgraded and top of the line, but it is too slow in … [Read more…]

MacOS Finder URL extension overflow bug

Here’s a fun one. Load this page in Firefox, on a Mac. Drag the red square below to your Desktop. Finder will crash and restart.   Yes, I have reported this to apple. This is a file URL overflow bug. Here the URL is converted to a filename, without proper checking of the extension length. … [Read more…]

Xiaomi Mi Home Smart Robot Vacuum Cleaner – Fake vs Real replacement parts kit (fake sweeper brushes, fake roller brushes, fake filter)

If you’re looking for replacement parts for your Xiaomi Robot Vacuum cleaner, just be aware that there are a lot of fake (3rd party) replacement components for sale on the market. I am not sure if the quality is measurably worse, but the genuine components sell for 3x to 4x the price of the aftermarket … [Read more…]