iPad Mini Screen Flickering

by Michael on November 26, 2016 · 1 comment

The other day, my son showed me that the screen on his iPad Mini 2 had started flickering. Sure enough, I checked it out and there are horizontal lines flickering across the display. Bummer.

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New Project – Our Home Building Blog

by Michael on June 26, 2015 · 2 comments

We’re in the process of building a new house. We built once before, but that was a semi-custom job that was done by a corporate builder. This time around, it will be much more customized and personalized. We’re not using a cookie-cutter builder, and we’re not building in a cookie-cutter subdivision.

If you’re curious, I’ve started a home building blog where I’m detailing our progress and writing about a variety of related topics. Once the house is complete, the site will live on. At that point, however, the subject matter will likely shift to after-the-fact customizations, maintenance, and more. Stop by and check it out.

Transparent Menu Bar Problem in Mac OS X Mavericks

by Michael 14 August 2014

Over the last day or so, my MacBook Pro was being a little glitchy. I thus decided to reboot it. But when I did, the menu bar was completely transparent (not translucent, transparent) and the Apple icon in the top right was missing.

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Windows 7/8 Won’t Connect (or Stay Connected) to Wireless Network

by Michael 7 April 2014

Have you ever had trouble connecting your Windows PC to a wireless network? Yeah, me too. It seems that the wireless capabilities of many Windows based machines can be rather finicky. But sometimes it’s not the computer’s fault.

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New Project – My Toyota Highlander Blog

by Michael 6 March 2014

We recently bought a 2014 Toyota Highlander XLE and it’s awesome. So awesome, in fact, that I’ve decided to launch a Toyota Highlander blog where I’ll be covering a wide variety of Highlander-related info. If you’re curious, please check it out.

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Solved: Madden 25 for Xbox One Not Saving Games in Offline Career Mode

by Michael 26 January 2014

I recently wrote about a problem with Madden 25 not saving games when playing in offline career mode. It didn’t happen every time, but it happened often enough to be a huge annoyance — but not consistently enough for me to diagnose.

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MacBook Fan Running Continuously After Upgrading to OS X 10.9 Mavericks

by Michael 25 January 2014

I finally got around to upgrading my retina MacBook Pro (rMBP) to Mavericks (OS X 10.9). After waiting (and waiting!) patiently for the 5.3Gb download, the upgrade process was a snap. If only we had a faster connection!

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Madden 25 Games Not Saving in Offline Career Mode

by Michael 8 January 2014

We got an Xbox One for Christmas and I’ve been playing a fair amount of Madden 25 with our boys. One of our favorite things to do is to set up franchises in offline career mode and create our own teams via the fantasy draft.

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