This is bad. @apple @tim_cook - full end-to-end iCloud backup is necessary to protect users' privacy. For the moment, use LOCAL encrypted back-up, not on iCloud.

Signal does not (and could not) censor whatever messages are sent through its network (by design). It can, however, be booted out by Google and Apple, and not to forget Amazon, since Signal is on the AWS infrastructure. tsk tsk

In the next few hours it will be party in the U.S.A. w00t!!!!!

Yay for my Sugru re-supply. Now thinking where to setup this bulb. Hmm.

Rumour has it that Apple is bringing back magsafe for the Macbooks – how about a dual magsafe ring design to charge the power-efficient M-series chips? Merging the iPhone and Mac chargers.

what do you know - Plexserver on Raspberry Pi + Plex on Apple TV works better than using VLC on Apple TV + Samba share. Maybe it is time to remove samba on RPi - what do you think? :)

important security patch from the folks at pi-hole.net. run ‘pihole -up’ right away.

This is a weird semester due to the pandemic, but the grades are all ready for submission. Will wait until Wednesday to see if some students can still submit the other requirements before I finally submit.

Streaming a file using VLC on the AppleTV from a Samba shared from the Raspberry Pi crashes the RPi. Installed PlexMedia - hoping that this will be better than VLC and won’t crash the RPi.

.@Signalapp is still down. Where’s my fax machine? Will the fax-modem work when connected to my iMac using a serial port to USB Type A to USB Type C adapter combo?

Called nearest Ace Hardware looking for CR1632 and was told they don’t carry it. Called nearest Toyota, was quoted PhP515 (USD10++) for one. Tsk tsk. It was PHP320 (USD 6.70) for 5 at Lazada.

Apple has been battling the VirnetX (ehem, troll) patent for quite some time. Why hasn’t Apple re-engineered itself out of the contested patent?

This Signal outage is taking quite some time to resolve. hmm…

Finally migrated to a mesh network at home. This weekend will fix the wires and cables. :)

Samsung intentionally used an iPhone to promote its event so media will not dwell on the fact that there’s no charger bundled with their phones, after mocking Apple. LOL