Rob Pickering
Leader, Mentor, Challenger, Educator, Network Engineer, System Administrator, Developer, Hacker, Writer, Diver, and Technology Explorer
Raspberry Pi printing British Pound (£) instead of US Pound (#)
howto
How to fix a raspberry pi printing a British pound symbol
2020 What I've Read
books
I'm starting this years "What I've Read" post with a few disclaimers, just to make my style for these posts crystal clear. First, the links below are Amazon affiliate links, there's
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How to use an Apple TV with Hotel WiFi (Captive Portal)
Apple/Mac
Recently my family and I went on vacation and stayed in a condo that had "Complimentary WiFi". We had packed our AppleTV because my son knows how to access all of his purchased movies (way too many) and it has my wife and I's current programming for the evenings.
Silence is Violence
Today is Juneteenth.  It has several "also known as" names, including "Freedom Day", "Jubilee Day", and "Liberation Day".  It is a commemoration of Union army general, Gordon Granger, announcing federal orders in the
Believing ...
blog
This weekend, Disney released a new movie for download.  That by itself isn't remarkable.  What's remarkable is that this is a move that was just released to the theaters two weeks prior.  That
2019 What I've Read
books
I'm not sure where to start this post. 2019 has been difficult for everyone in the United States, I want to say 2020 will be better...so I will! 2020 is going to
Recover a lost Admin account on macOS with FileVault 2
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How to recover a lost Admin account on macOS when you have FileVault 2 enabled
2018 What I've Read
books
What a year. My family moved from Cupertino to San Jose, where we purchased a new home (don't even get me started on housing prices). I started in a new role at ServiceNow
What I wish I knew going to Disney's Aulani Resort for the First Time
family
My family and I just returned from a week in paradise, in Ko'Olina, Oh'au, Hawaii. Why Oa'hu? Because in Ko'Olina there is a relatively new resort, Aulani, that was built by Disney and
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Network Shenanigans in MacOS Mojave
Networking
This afternoon I was doing some network maintenance around the house. While inspecting all of my wireless clients, I happened to find a host that I didn't recognize (I name all of my
World Down Syndrome Day
personal
As most people who know me and lots of my readers know, my son has Down syndrome.  Down syndrome "also known as trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of
Free up over 100GB of space on macOS High Sierra using Storage Manager
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Recently I was invited to participate in the World of WarCraft, Battle for Azeroth Alpha Test. I know you're thrilled (I was too!). However, in order to install the game, it required 40GB
World Down Syndrome Day
Today is a special day in the lives of my family. It's also a special day for millions of people across the world. March 21st is celebrated as World Down Syndrome Day. Why
2017 - What I've Read
reading
2017 found my family and I finally settled, if a bit temporarily, in our new home in Cupertino, CA. We're renting and that will be the next major milestone we cross (buying a

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