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David Murphy
thedavidmurphy
David Murphy is Lifehacker's Senior Technology Editor. He has geeked out writing for The New York Times, Wirecutter, PC Magazine, Reviewed, Computer Shopper, and PCWorld. www.thedavidmurphy.com
Nov 19
2

My island is left out. :( We are up to over 100 on a 7 mile Island, so no one needs to tell me my risk is high. The map does include the mainland part of my County, and shows it as high risk. But we knew that b/c of our rising numbers. That stupid Stanley Cup tour super spreader event did not help us at all either. :(

Nov 15
148

Dolly is too classy to say, “What the fuck is it to you and why the fuck do you think you have the right to ask that?”

Nov 12
1

Falling into the DIY category you also have Plex, assuming you have PlexPass (fortunately I bought the lifetime pass before it went way up in price) - the Camera Upload feature is more or less an “ok” option, especially if you’re on android. IOS has always have some extra struggles though it does convert from HEIC to Read more

Nov 12
3

One could always just buy a huge external drive and set your computer to back everything up to it periodically.  MacOS has Time Machine which makes it painless, Windows 10 has its own backup system that appears to work.

Nov 12
4

Glad Piwigo was mentioned. I’ve been self-hosting my own Piwigo site since Flickr changed their terms. Piwigo has plenty of extra functionality for location, faces, and much more. Bonus is the same hosting also carries my Drupal site, Hubzilla social site Webtrees family tree.

Nov 10
1

Also, the engineering portals and that toy that warps you to a random nature spot.

Nov 10
1

“Do they sleep” is probably the single most profound commentary on the MMO player in 2020, ha!

Nov 5
3

In the Apple Store app, you can actually go through every step up to making the actual purchase. I configured the phone, had Apple confirm my carrier information and entered my trade in information and selected my payment option. On the “For You” tab it now shows everything is ready and to just come back and complete Read more

Oct 29
10

Everyone knows porn goes in the printer drivers folder, then change the file extension. Or else it goes on a flash drive, inside a zip-loc bag, deep in the flour container. Jeez.....

Oct 29
7

As the only person who is ever in my apartment, or that uses my computer, I have a hard drive partition that is named “Faxes”. Read more

Oct 26
2

I use “Any Video Converter”, it can download videos any music from a bunch of websites, and you can use it to convert (duh), crop, splice/merge, or turn those videos into quick gifs. Read more

Oct 23
5

Snooping is a massive violation of trust in a relationship as bad as any violation you assume the other party has committed. Read more

Oct 19
1

This is even worse if you buy refurbished/reconditioned items. What’s in the box is frequently an older, less capable model than what was advertised, or even what the label on the box says. So always check to make sure what’s in the box is what the box says it is, not just what was advertised.

Oct 19
1

A while back, I ordered an RTX2080 from Amazon. The driver put it on the porch as I was watching and I went right out to get it. As soon as I picked it up, I knew something was wrong; the box was way too light. I took it our of the shipping box and on inspection, the seals were still on the product box, unmolested, so Read more

Oct 19
2

Sadly not just true with PC Components. I decided to go with a ZeroWater filter system at home rather than keep buying distilled water. Initial system came in great as did the first set of refills. Next two sets of refills through Amazon were clearly counterfeit, and as one other reviewer noted when they cut it open, Read more