iPhone photo download to PC fails to find new photos reset


Part of my photo archiving is to make something like monthly batches of iPhone photo downloads to my laptop as my primary photo backup before I eventually perhaps once a quarter move the primary archive to a USB drive.

Lately the PC photo import does not find any new photos.

This is the iPhone reset process I found works base on trying things from the following article:


I did not get to the point of having to use the regedit this last time.

Starting the photo import from the iPhone device in windows finder was sufficient this last time.


The worst and best and most interesting things of the year


We will go with the worst of 2018 first…..

  1. Not enough 4K content. I did not watch any world cup matches in 4K because you have to watch using googleTv on a 4k chromcast.

The best of 2018…….

  1. Podcasts. I got into them this year. Favorites are On the Media, Freakanomics, Radiolabs
  2. Group FaceTime just for the convince of it.
  3. Me understanding that bitcoin is not worth my time. Block chaining my be of some value in the future.

And the most interesting things of 2018….

  1. As a weak entry, iPhoneXs

iFrames stopped working because of clickjacking explained


We changed our products apache server to no longer serve the page output if the output is going into an iFrame.

A really well presented and clear presentation of why can be found here: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Learn/HTML/Multimedia_and_embedding/Other_embedding_technologies

Over a year later, how do I use the Apple Watch?


It interesting how my heart doctor will not recommend the Apple Watch as it is not a medical device however she will look at the medical data it collects for trends in her office.

As far as the ecg feature, my doctor challenged the quality of the single poll ecg. However her comment was the most valuable ecg would be doing an afib event.

Things used in order of frequency

Passive use:

  1. heart rate monitor
  2. activity monitor of movement, exercise and standing

Active use:

  1. GPS during running and soccer matches to track distance and speed rates
  2. stopwatch when officiating a soccer match. On the same watch I use a count down and count up timers
  3. screening phone, txt and email messages to see if I should pick of the iphone to respond
  4. Apple pay. I’m trying using Apple Pay Cash only on the watch which is discover and often declined so I use American Express on the iphone for the none discover transactions.
  5. Event tickets including Earthquakes and concerts.
  6. quick date reference and hand clock device

Sometime uses:

  1. finding the location of my iphone
  2. map directions so I don’t have to look at or use my iphone while driving for turn directions.

Liabilities of the apple watch:

  1. I have to charge it every day.

Linksys is the recommendation for a wireless router


they don’t have to match The existing tp-link ac-1750

it’s a preference


[‎12/‎4/‎2018 2:01 PM]  John Carrillo:

i like number 4

so just go Linksys all the way? with the RE6500 AC21200 extender? yup.

Machine Learning Crash course


I think I should complete this course as the developers at work are taking it.


iPhone XS to replace ghosting iPhoneX


Made the purchase tonight, an iPhone XS 256K version just a couple of days short of my iPhone X purchase a year ago. Actually it was at lease through the apple program and I got the apple care plus.

If you need a VPN on your wifi network at home


Simplest OpenVPN setup and configuration, designed for Raspberry Pi.

Have to be somewhat technical to set this up and somewhat paranoid also.


Git reading material and init, clone and checkout



Simplest introduction:  https://guides.github.com/activities/hello-world/

GUI branching model explained: https://datasift.github.io/gitflow/IntroducingGitFlow.html?_sm_au_=iHVls537nhV0F66N

Command line branching model explained with example commands:  https://nvie.com/posts/a-successful-git-branching-model/

From the commandline – this is the sequence on a new computer to do work on a git repository.

git init #start out as a git repository

unset SSH_ASKPASS #this has to be cleared for the following command to work.

git clone https://tomkendig@github.com/tomkendig/info

git checkout –orphan gh-pages

9 devices every Airbnb host should put in their rental or home


Found this great story on how I want to improve my house:

9 devices every Airbnb host should put in their rental