Printing a correct color target for custom profiling

Here is how to print a target of patches, for use in creating a custom color profile. (Note: this requires that you either have your own spectrophotometer, or are printing a target sent to you by someone you hired to create the custom profile for you.) A target image is composed of hundreds or thousands […]

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Alexa keeps dropping my wifi switches

“Your switch isn’t responding. Please check its power and wifi connection.” ARRGGGHHHH!!! I spent month trying to resolve this. There is all kinds of voodoo on the web, but here’s what worked for me.   1) Find the least used channel from 1, 6 and 11 in your 2.4 settings. Use that channel.  (6 is usually […]

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8-bit or 16-bit prints: there IS a difference!

  So, you’ve just spent hours, maybe days, working on an image, carefully using a 16-bit depth, to keep the colors perfect and the tones smooth. The sky will be perfect printed at 2880, and the clouds sublime. You save the file as 16-bit tif, and send it off to the printer. And it is […]

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Welcome back!… reloaded sites are missing images

Hello everyone. Thanks for your patience while I rebuilt my blogs from individual posts. Took most of a day, but the text is back in place.Now I have to gather up the images, and re-install them in their posts, and finally try to indicate when the posts were originally written. (Some go back almost two […]

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There are no web pages on the internet ! (Just instructions on how to build one.)

That subject statement is true, and if you want to understand how websites work, here’s the most fundamental thing you can learn: Web pages exist like ghosts, only in your web-broswer. When you visit a website, it is not like seeing a painting  thru a window. The webpage itself does not exists in finished form on […]

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Mac spontaneously reboots

Subject says it: about a month or so ago, my Mac started randomly rebooting. Not when I did “this”… or “that”, or even when I was in the room. Everything is rosy, and BANG! it reboots. Needless to say, I was not a happy camper. The most common reason for that would be something hardware […]

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Email simplified

My website clients also get email addresses tossed in for free. So if the client’s company is “Acme” and their site address is “acme.com” then I can sign them up with emaill address like “ceo@acme.com” or “director@acme.com” or “jane@acme.com”. Unlike the websites which I create and maintain and control for them, I have absolutely no […]

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Catalina and the end of 32-bit apps

You have probably heard that Mac OS Catalina, 10.15, will end support for 32-bit apps. Sounds geeky, and it is in some ways, but here’s the bottom line: some of your applications will quit working. Period. End of story.  Here’s what Apple says:https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208436 So… what to do? 1) find out which apps you have that […]

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Do you REALLY have CAT 6 cable?

The new cable is here! The new cable is here!   (an homage to Steve Martin…) BlueJeansCable is the real deal for ethernet and hdmi (and other) cables. It’s also expensive.   I try to hard-wire everything I can. I have cable tunning from my 24-port switch running all over the place, including out into the […]

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How to enable IPV6 with Bitdefender BOX

1) on you2 phone, enable wifi for the Box 2) in box settings, enable IPV6 3) in your router, set IPV6 to “passthrough” your router does NOT need to be in “bridge” mode.

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