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Ewan Grantham
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Architect, Project Manager, Photographer, and occasional Author
Architect, Project Manager, Photographer, and occasional Author

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Sakura - San Antonio Style - Shot from the SA Japanese Tea Garden
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Photos from my recent hike.

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Doing the Chromebook "thing"
Typing this from an Acer Chromebook 15 - core i5 model with 4 gigs of RAM and decent (though not particularly generous) SSD. Boots in approximately 7 seconds, as advertised. Ties into my google accounts and so all my "stuff", at least the online portions, i...

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To Build the Perfect Car Phone Holder, first start with TWO Car Phone Holders
Since about December, I have been trying to find a way to use my Nexus 6 with Google Play Family to be my main music source in the car. I was getting a bit tired of the Slacker pre-recorded bits playing several times a week (not sure if their DJs aren't get...

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Refreshing Yoga with Ubuntu 15.10
Note - The following is a bit long because I think it's useful to see how I got to where I am from where I started. You have been warned... :-) So this started a couple weeks ago when I was trying to figure out if for my yearly technology refresh I wanted a...

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Why the Maven should be your next "car"
Hopefully everyone has seen GM's announcement about their new "Maven" service which has just started in Ann Arbor, Michigan this past week, and is supposed to roll out to the rest of the country over the next year or so. For $12 an hour, with no membership ...

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The Problem with the Cloud is it's still Physical
Trying to do an rclone sync today and keep getting: 2016/01/23 16:23:18 Amazon cloud drive root '': Couldn't list files: Get https://cdws.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/drive/v1/nodes?filters=parents%3Ad7yxwkFUSFSm_K8YMmQwMA: dial tcp 176.32.102.133:443: connectex...

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Using Amazon Cloud Drive with 4+ TB
February is coming, and I am in the planning period for my yearly tech upgrade. Every year since 2009 this has included buying two external disk arrays to allow me to hold my increasingly large collection of photos and videos with some semblance of a chance...

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Buying or Selling a Connected Home - Some Issues to Consider
Just finished setting up a Nest home with Nest Protect and the like. First issue that came up was how to let the SO be able to set the thermostat, check the cameras, etc. While the dropcam app used to allow you to SHARE an account, there is no such capabili...
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