Apple Watch Ultra is a poor dive computer

Note: this was written in 2021 (and updated in 2022) based on version 1 of the Oceanic+ app. In September 2023 version 2 of that app was released, and it appears to have fixed quite a few limitations (e.g. you can finally export your log book, as a standard UDDF file). Once I’ve gathered some … Read more

The dumpster fire that is the Raspberry Pi

For a couple of little home projects I need an always-on computer. In an ideal world, perhaps, this would be something like a Mac Mini. Powerful [enough], easy to install & maintain, runs anything & everything (including anything Linux through Docker or at worst a straight VM). Unfortunately, Mac Minis are surprisingly expensive – even … Read more

Full Disk Access is required to access Time Machine backups in Mojave

I’ve been struggling since Mojave came out to deal with it’s over-bearing expansion of SIP (“System Integrity Protection”), which is basically a super-root notion that blocks access – even to root – to lots of basic parts of the system, including obvious & mostly sensible ones like /System and /Library, but also less usefully things … Read more