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by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is the security check website "Have I Been Pwned?" legit?
Replies: 28
Views: 9459

Re: Is the security check website "Have I Been Pwned?" legit?

Big fan of Troy Hunt and his blog and the HaveIBeenPwned website. Yes, it is legitimate.
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Techies: Advice on How to Transfer Data/Files from Old Mac to New Mac
Replies: 22
Views: 1450

Re: Techies: Advice on How to Transfer Data/Files from Old Mac to New Mac

+1 on the suggestion to use a physical cable like a Thunderbolt cable to transfer stuff between computers. Or at the very least use an Ethernet cable, which you likely already have. If one or both Macs don't have Ethernet ports, there's also USB based transfer cables you can buy (preferably USB 3.0...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good quality wireless headphones
Replies: 11
Views: 1162

Re: Good quality wireless headphones

* What's your guys' opinions on some of the newer Bluetooth audio features like aptX and aptX-HD and LDAC? Some offer higher bitrates, and some offer lower latency, which is good if using the headphones to watch TV or movies. * Do any of the recommendations here have built-in microphones for the occ...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: John Bogle has died at age 89
Replies: 856
Views: 53644

Re: John Bogle has died at age 89

What an amazing life. Thank you, Jack Bogle.
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommendations for a 9mm handgun
Replies: 171
Views: 13668

Re: Recommendations for a 9mm handgun

Never owned or used a gun before but thinking about purchasing one. After a little research I am thinking a 9mm might be the best handgun for a beginner like me. Can anyone recommend a particular brand/model? Thanks First off, welcome to the Boglehead Forums! Secondly, I'll echo what others already...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: DIY Home Security: SimpliSafe vs Ooma vs Nest vs Ring vs Other?
Replies: 66
Views: 9440

Re: DIY Home Security: SimpliSafe vs Ooma vs Nest vs Ring vs Other?

Abode looks like a competitor to SimpliSafe. Slightly different pricing model and offers both self-monitoring via the Internet and app as well as UL centralized monitoring. I haven't heard any opinions from Abode customers yet. I've used and recommended SimpliSafe for others for the past few years.
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Laptop setup questions
Replies: 23
Views: 2164

Re: New Laptop setup questions

Password Protection of Files: I keep a few word processor and spreadsheet files password protected, and LibreOffice seems to support this. Curious as to what others do regarding password protection of sensitive files: I heard years ago that MS Office password protection was pretty weak protection a...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Laptop setup questions
Replies: 23
Views: 2164

Re: New Laptop setup questions

1) which browser to use: Edge vs my old pal Firefox? I'd recommend against using Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer unless it's a work computer that requires it. I'm a huge Firefox fan and choose it over Chrome for privacy reasons. Chrome has gobbled up "market share," but I love Firefox. They sta...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to tell if computer update notice is legit
Replies: 8
Views: 1227

Re: How to tell if computer update notice is legit

More information is needed. If the application responsible for the notification is "Dell Update," then it's likely a legitimate notice. I have a newer Dell desktop running Dell Update 3.0. It sometimes pops up with driver or firmware updates. I use the support.dell.com website manually and enter in ...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Humidity in basement
Replies: 65
Views: 4441

Re: Humidity in basement

If anything, someone needs to invent a window dehumidifier that exhausts all the heat outdoors. That's basically what an air conditioner is. Yeah, pretty much. Dehumidifiers use less power than equivalent sized air conditioners, at the expense of heat output. I guess I'd have to experiment to see i...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Portable Music
Replies: 12
Views: 927

Re: Portable Music

Several years ago, I had a device that clipped to my shirt, I think it was called an iPod.(!! lol) I used it to listen to downloaded songs while exercising, hiking, etc. Do these kinds of devices still exist and do any of you use them? any suggestions? Digital Audio Players (DAP) definitely still e...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Using Lastpass as your password manager
Replies: 34
Views: 4097

Re: Using Lastpass as your password manager

But, but what if one takes it a step further? :wink: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vo11-MPJP1vEXk5QiE8Kps2-kTZJut3oPQ/view?usp=sharing :oops: dcb Ha! But I can't laugh, since I still have all my [fairly strong and unique] passwords written down on paper in a notebook, and I keep the notebook in ...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Humidity in basement
Replies: 65
Views: 4441

Re: Humidity in basement

Our basement with the dehumidifier on easily gets to 90 degrees. And that heat only rises to the rest of the house. The dehumidifier is a double-edged sword: for the price of lower RH, we get a ton of extra heat output. If anything, someone needs to invent a window dehumidifier that exhausts all the...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Humidity in basement
Replies: 65
Views: 4441

Re: Humidity in basement

I'd be concerned about bacterial and fungi growth if it stays in the 60-70% RH range... We set our dehumidifier to 50% RH if not running the air conditioner. I'm a bit paranoid about black mold and negative health effects. I'm also paranoid about rust forming on my nice hand tools and socket sets.
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Light bulbs
Replies: 19
Views: 1937

Re: New Light bulbs

Homedepot Ecosmart LEDs for us. We bought a pack of Home Depot Ecosmarts, and they buzz pretty noticeably when dimmed. I asked some relatives who were senior to me in age, and they couldn't hear them at all. Do yours bother you? I'm a big fan of high CRI bulbs (90+) as well. The low CRI bulbs, espe...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: FaceID w driving? ... upgrading from 5S
Replies: 18
Views: 931

Re: FaceID w driving? ... upgrading from 5S

When my work lended me an iPhone 6s Plus, I just held down the Home button to activate the voice control prompt and said something like "Call Work" or "Call Conference Bridge" and it would dial the number. No need to take eyes off the road. If I had a newer iPhone with FaceID, I absolutely wouldn't...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it safe to use Wechat?
Replies: 10
Views: 613

Re: Is it safe to use Wechat?

I think there is zero chance of getting them to use Whatsapp. Seems like a defeatist outlook. Besides, Whatsapp isn't the best when it comes to both security and privacy compared to Signal -- just use the original and get the real deal. The folks I know who live in China already have to use VPN in ...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it safe to use Wechat?
Replies: 10
Views: 613

Re: Is it safe to use Wechat?

In my opinion as a security geek (still learning), the general rule of thumb is to not trust or use anything that comes out of China. I don't believe that's too tinfoil-hatty either as there are plenty of reputable news sources that can back this up. I wouldn't use Wechat, Weibo, or any of the well-...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: FaceID w driving? ... upgrading from 5S
Replies: 18
Views: 931

Re: FaceID w driving? ... upgrading from 5S

When my work lended me an iPhone 6s Plus, I just held down the Home button to activate the voice control prompt and said something like "Call Work" or "Call Conference Bridge" and it would dial the number. No need to take eyes off the road. If I had a newer iPhone with FaceID, I absolutely wouldn't ...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is home alarm monitoring worth it?
Replies: 56
Views: 4490

Re: Is home alarm monitoring worth it?

They confirm whether there's evidence of forced entry (broken window, broken in door) or an open window/door. They deal with the case as applicable and close the ticket if all things appear normal. Quasi-related story. One time I was working at a small company (<10 people), couldn't sleep one night...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is home alarm monitoring worth it?
Replies: 56
Views: 4490

Re: Is home alarm monitoring worth it?

Former emergency police/sheriff/fire/EMS/911 dispatcher in a past life. It's true that police response time varies based on their queue and nature of the emergency. Both commercial and residential security alarms (typically motion sensor or door/window entry sensor) are low priority in nature. Basic...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Using Lastpass as your password manager
Replies: 34
Views: 4097

Re: Using Lastpass as your password manager

I like that KeePass gives you the option to enter your master password on a Windows Secure Desktop screen, which may help protect against malicious apps gaining access to what is typed on the keyboard or presented on the screen. I don't know how strong the Secure Desktop is vs. keyloggers, but it's ...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Smart plug to reboot router?
Replies: 14
Views: 2677

Re: Smart plug to reboot router?

Are there any servers at that site that are on 24/7 that could run a script? If not, maybe get a Raspberry Pi. The script could be something that pings a public IP address maybe once every 30 seconds and if no response, sends a command to the smart plug to power cycle the modem.
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice on how to deal with barking dogs
Replies: 59
Views: 5458

Re: Advice on how to deal with barking dogs

Several years ago I lived in a rented townhouse/duplex in a cul-de-sac. A neighbor had a small Westie (West Highland White Terrier) who would be let out off the leash to roam as it pleased. Overnight, for 8+ hours straight, it would stand in the middle of the cul-de-sac and YAP-YAP-YAP at absolute n...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Encryption Solution: Local + Cloud
Replies: 60
Views: 4426

Re: Encryption Solution: Local + Cloud

For backup I use Duplicati, open source backup software that uses strong encryption and supports many different targets as a backup. From local drives to public clouds like Dropbox, G-drive, Box, OneDrive to S3 WebDav. I personally backup to my local NAS and than replicate NAS either to Glacier or ...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Encryption Solution: Local + Cloud
Replies: 60
Views: 4426

Re: Encryption Solution: Local + Cloud

Back on topic -- I've also been wondering about good backup solutions, so I love this thread idea. Why Dropbox? It supports delta sync (aka differential, incremental sync). So it won't upload the whole Veracrypt file after a minor change (unlike Google Drive), but only partially (I've already tested...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Encryption Solution: Local + Cloud
Replies: 60
Views: 4426

Re: Encryption Solution: Local + Cloud

At risk of opening a can of worms, I'll follow on this if you feel interested. In reading about VPNs it sounds like picking a VPN provider itself is a perilous task. I either have to trust the ISP or the VPN provider, right? I mean whatever the ISP can do (e.g. surveillance) the VPN provider can do...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Encryption Solution: Local + Cloud
Replies: 60
Views: 4426

Re: Encryption Solution: Local + Cloud

1. So if I'm at a cafe and connect to a Wifi that shows as "Secured" and I don't use a VPN, am I equally secure or insecure as my home Wifi? Yes and no. There's a higher likelihood of running into troublemakers when using public Wi-Fi. Some locations may be more hazardous than others, such as airpo...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Encryption Solution: Local + Cloud
Replies: 60
Views: 4426

Re: Encryption Solution: Local + Cloud

Clarification on the VPN use: So if you are at a cafe with a Wifi that shows as "Open" (most home Wifi show up as "Secured"), and if you connect a VPN, does that make your connection secure? The VPN establishes a secure tunnel between two endpoints: 1) Endpoint client device: Your cell phone, table...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Removing Existing Satellite Systems
Replies: 23
Views: 3870

Re: Removing Existing Satellite Systems

c.coyle wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:15 pm
Satellite dishes can be re-purposed into backyard bird baths.
Creative idea, but beware of that becoming a mosquito breeding ground. This might be geographically dependent: I heard a rumor that some parts of the country don't have mosquitoes? If so, I plan on moving there someday.
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do-It-Yourself Wiring the Home With Ethernet: What to Buy
Replies: 54
Views: 3592

Re: Do-It-Yourself Wiring the Home With Ethernet: What to Buy

One tactic I didn't see discussed in the thread is working inside closets. You can often close things up with an access panel, rather than a drywall repair. I was lucky that I had two stacked closets and could do my vertical run inside a single set of wall cavities. Made the vertical work easy. Bri...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do-It-Yourself Wiring the Home With Ethernet: What to Buy
Replies: 54
Views: 3592

Re: Do-It-Yourself Wiring the Home With Ethernet: What to Buy

Choosing a PoE switch also has it's pitfalls. Be careful of how much noise (fan noise) and heat you're willing to accept. There's also different versions of PoE, and 802.11at is the newest and most expensive, but may or may not be required by your PoE consumption gear. I'm actually in the market fo...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do-It-Yourself Wiring the Home With Ethernet: What to Buy
Replies: 54
Views: 3592

Re: Do-It-Yourself Wiring the Home With Ethernet: What to Buy

In many commercial buildings many drop, or suspended ceilings are plenum spaces where return air is allowed to return back to an air handler. I have yet to see where a suspended ceiling in a residential basement was considered a plenum space. Therefore, plenum rated cable is not required in a resid...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do-It-Yourself Wiring the Home With Ethernet: What to Buy
Replies: 54
Views: 3592

Re: Do-It-Yourself Wiring the Home With Ethernet: What to Buy

Edited to Add: It's possible this post was harsher than I intended. I guess I was just trying to keep the thread on the topic of learning how to wire one's house and not an off-topic battle of "Wi-Fi's all you need. Mesh is king!" and all that. For what it's worth, I agree that consumer mesh is gett...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do-It-Yourself Wiring the Home With Ethernet: What to Buy
Replies: 54
Views: 3592

Re: Do-It-Yourself Wiring the Home With Ethernet: What to Buy

Pulling cable through existing walls floor by floor is a chore. Trying to run conduit without cutting open walls is near impossible. Thanks. I may ditch the conduit after all. Huge weight off the shoulders. Smart builders run a piece of PVC from attic to basement. You then run wires update to attic...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do-It-Yourself Wiring the Home With Ethernet: What to Buy
Replies: 54
Views: 3592

Re: Do-It-Yourself Wiring the Home With Ethernet: What to Buy

I did this in a one-story that I completely renovated. Half the drops were easy since I had some walls open for other reasons. Things I haven’t seen mentioned: Plenum - I’m pretty sure the only difference is the thermal rating of the jacketing. It is meant for commercial installs where cable is run...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do-It-Yourself Wiring the Home With Ethernet: What to Buy
Replies: 54
Views: 3592

Re: Do-It-Yourself Wiring the Home With Ethernet: What to Buy

I have a drop ceiling in the basement which is pretty easy to route cables through with a ladder, I don't know if this is relevant in your private residence, but in my workplace we found that the fire marshal frowned severely on simply throwing Ethernet cables above the drop ceiling. Apparently the...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do-It-Yourself Wiring the Home With Ethernet: What to Buy
Replies: 54
Views: 3592

Re: Do-It-Yourself Wiring the Home With Ethernet: What to Buy

KlangFool, thank you sir. I found a couple locations in the basement that look good for a MDF. There's a closet in the office and a closet under the steps that are potential places for a small rack for patch panel + switch. Maybe an 8U wall-mount rack just for switches/router. Agree on running multi...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do-It-Yourself Wiring the Home With Ethernet: What to Buy
Replies: 54
Views: 3592

Re: Do-It-Yourself Wiring the Home With Ethernet: What to Buy

runner3081 wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:11 am
Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:47 am
Plus, it should increase the value of the house.
Unfortunately, it will not. There will be a $0 gain in value.
I stand corrected. Rephrasing: It may appeal as a minor selling point to people who see a home already network-ready as appealing. :)
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do-It-Yourself Wiring the Home With Ethernet: What to Buy
Replies: 54
Views: 3592

Re: Do-It-Yourself Wiring the Home With Ethernet: What to Buy

Is the pull line the same as fish tape? I've read some people use twine. Sorry for the newbie questions. I'll do a fair share of reading and watching YouTube videos before starting this project. To answer my own question after doing some reading, pull line is the permanent line that's left in the w...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do-It-Yourself Wiring the Home With Ethernet: What to Buy
Replies: 54
Views: 3592

Re: Do-It-Yourself Wiring the Home With Ethernet: What to Buy

I did this one year ago because I don't trust WiFi speed or reliability. The flexible drill bit was cool to drill through the top plate above the wall studs, but honestly it's easier to just cut a bigger hole in the drywall to access whatever you need to. I as obsessed with removing any more drywal...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do-It-Yourself Wiring the Home With Ethernet: What to Buy
Replies: 54
Views: 3592

Re: Do-It-Yourself Wiring the Home With Ethernet: What to Buy

There are a couple of things you need to figure out before starting: do you have drywall or lath-and-plaster (plaster is harder to work with), Drywall. House is 1990s construction. do you have an attic and is your basement finished, i.e., do you have easy access to get into your walls from above/be...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do-It-Yourself Wiring the Home With Ethernet: What to Buy
Replies: 54
Views: 3592

Re: Do-It-Yourself Wiring the Home With Ethernet: What to Buy

I think you'll save time and money creating a Google mesh network. Or are you looking at this as a hobby? I want to learn the skillset as both a tech enthusiast and aspiring handyman. Plus, it should increase the value of the house. And no, WLAN (Wi-Fi) isn't the silver bullet. Good WLAN depends on...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do-It-Yourself Wiring the Home With Ethernet: What to Buy
Replies: 54
Views: 3592

Do-It-Yourself Wiring the Home With Ethernet: What to Buy

I first did a forum search and did not find any DIY threads, only a couple threads with discussions mainly focusing around hiring a contractor or electrician. After considering first Powerline (HomePlug) and then MoCA (using coax cable, which I found my house isn't 100% wired with coax), I figured, ...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need recommendation for home alarm system
Replies: 48
Views: 4748

Re: Need recommendation for home alarm system

We've had SimpliSafe's $14.99/month base package for several years now and no problems. For those buying new equipment, go with SimpliSafe's 2nd generation of sensors and keypad -- the original generation sends the PIN wirelessly from the keypad to the base station unencrypted, so a sophisticated pr...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Former Kaspersky user, PCMATIC?? or what as a replacement?
Replies: 23
Views: 1555

Re: Former Kaspersky user, PCMATIC?? or what as a replacement?

For Windows 10, I've settled back to using just Windows Defender as my real-time scanner. I do as-needed on demand scans with the Emsisoft Emergency Kit (EEK) on-demand scanner, which is free. If I had to buy a product, I really like Emsisoft Anti-Malware. Not a lot of bloat or extra features, and u...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Former Kaspersky user, PCMATIC?? or what as a replacement?
Replies: 23
Views: 1555

Re: Former Kaspersky user, PCMATIC?? or what as a replacement?

I also discovered Win 10 has an onscreen keyboard that allows you to click the mouse to enter data, thus no keystrokes are recorded. I will use this for entering user name and password. I'm a bit paranoid about software keyloggers, so I've been using KeyScrambler Premium for the past 4+ years or so...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: WiFi Router - Netgear AC750 or something better?
Replies: 24
Views: 1454

Re: WiFi Router - Netgear AC750 or something better?

2) isn’t ac the latest standard which I’d be getting for $35 or $200? 802.11ax is the latest IEEE standard, but it's still in draft and isn't expected to be finalized until 2019. That said, several 802.11ax wireless routers and wireless access points will be out this Fall, if you're willing to wait...
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: PDF to Excel Conversion for iMac
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: PDF to Excel Conversion for iMac

Try opening the PDF in Excel itself. (You may have to change the file format to "All files" from the default.) It may ask you a few initial questions to help interpret the file, such as what delimiter to use. Once it's opened, save as a new Excel document, and you're done.
by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I own 1,387 items!
Replies: 128
Views: 11164

Re: I own 1,387 items!

I'm not OCD enough to bother counting, but I definitely have too much clutter, especially papers/mail/books/textbooks. It's no fun when I move. I would benefit from scanning/digitizing everything and selling/donating most old college textbooks. I do need to inventory things by taking photos and logg...