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    eSIM is superior, but not universal

    eSIM is easy. There is no physical card, only software verification through scanning a QRCode from a provider. Phones can theoretically have as many phone numbers as possible. My iPhone has two eSIMs, one for Wind Tre in Italy and one for AT&T in America. However, when I switch phones, I need to call AT&T to change, and I must go to a Wind Tre store and pay €15 to transfer my phone number to a new phone. Not as seamless as companies want you to believe. In the past, I would buy a regular

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    Cat Café in Lviv, Ukraine

    I love cats. I have two crazy cats that wake me in the morning and remind me to play with them during the day. During these hard times it is hard to overlook an incredible café in Lviv, Ukraine. Please support them by send money to help keep the café open and the cats happy. There is a good article about the café. I supported them by sending 100€, but any small amount is helpful.

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    I am back with Apple TV

    Apple TV 4K (2021) I originally adopted Apple TV way back when it first released in 2007. I thought it would be the future and a good way to share content from my iTunes library. I went through two iterations with the Apple TV and then switched to the Logitech Revue due to some better features, including TV Passthru and it had a keyboard. After I had some Android sticks, a Mac Mini, and several iterations of Amazon FireTV boxes. Due to several app issues, lack of speed and crashes, I decided to

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    My Apple M1 Mac Mini

    I decided to take the plunge and buy an Apple M1 Mac Mini. I did not need it, but I was interested to see if it could really replace my 2019 Mac Pro. The short answer is currently no, but it might in within the next year or two. M1 Mac Mini Setup (more…)

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    Why I am buying the new 2019 Mac Pro

    My old 2009 Mac Pro has had a very long and productive life. The insides of the machine have nothing except one DVD ROM drive from the original packaging. Everything has been upgraded, from the processor to the graphics cards. The machine supports USB type C, and a host of other technologies that were not available when I bought the machine. The firmware has been upgraded to make it seem like a newer version to get a few more years out of the little beast that could. (more…)

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    BREXIT Thoughts

    As an EU citizen and an American citizen, here are my thoughts. The UK should leave on 29 March 2019 with or without a deal. The entire process has been flawed from the beginning, but the UK Parliament allowed the people to vote in a referendum, and then agreed with their decision to leave the EU. It is only reasonable to see the UK leave the EU on the date set by Prime Minister Theresa May when she had a letter delivered to the EU Council triggering Article 50 of the Treaty of

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    Amazon Fire TV Cube is meh

    If you already have a Fire TV and an Echo device, then the Fire TV Cube will not really be that appealing to you.  I have a first generation Fire TV, and Echo devices in every room in the house, except the bathroom.  There is nothing I cannot do with the new Fire TV Cube that cannot be done with an Echo device and another Fire TV device, except turn on my TV and AV receiver, which is nice. I bought the Fire TV Cube to finally upgrade to 4K. which my first generation Fire TV does not support.