I’ve got a Synology DiskStation DS416 NAS on our home network. I use Crashplan for backing up to the cloud. And except for one MacBook Pro running OS X, all our machines are running Windows 10. This post is to share some of the key parts of the configuration to make it all work. (After having to go through this myself a few times over the years, and forgetting some part of it, I’m writing this for my future self as much as anyone else.) More
I’ve been working on a site for a few weeks now and think it’ll be useful for guitar players (new and experienced). It’s called GuitarTube.org and it’s essentially a backing track search engine that makes it really easy for you to find a track to jam/improvise to. On top of that, it shows you a chart of the fretboard with the safe notes to play along with other helpful information such as the scale degrees and CAGED system positions, etc.
I’d really appreciate any help in getting the word out. Here are some of the ways you could help out:
- Share a link to the site: http://guitartube.org
- Like the GuitarTube.org page on Facebook
- Follow @guitarTubeOrg on Twitter
I’d also love to get any and all feedback you have. There’s a lot I still have in the plans, but it would be great to get any thoughts from folks using the site on how it can be improved. Easiest way to do that is on any of the pages linked to above or just shoot me an email.
If you haven’t heard of Matthew Mayfield yet, do yourself a favor and check out his latest album called Recoil. It’s brilliant all around. Here’s how I’m playing one of my favorites off of the album, God’s Fault. More
Here’s a bug I’ve struggled with for a while now but finally found a workaround. I have Git repos spread across GitHub, BitBucket, VSTS/TFS, and GitLab. Recently, I’ve switched to only using SSH for connecting to all my repos. Somewhere along the way though, I started to run into problems and flaky experiences.
For example, I finally tried Visual Studio’s new support for SSH-based Git authentication. But, Team Explorer would hang whenever I issued a Git command that required talking to the remote. Local commands worked fine, but doing fetches, pulls, or pushes always hung. I thought it was a bug in Team Explorer, as I had no problems with the same repo when using GitKraken instead. Then, Git Tower released their 1.0 version for Windows, and I decided to give it a shot as well. It also hung though. More
This was killing me for a few days. Whenever I opened up an image on my home Windows 10 PC, the Photos app would come up but never showed the image I opened. Turns out it would show the image, but after a very long time. Luckily, fixing it was pretty easy. More