Kirk McElhearn

Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,308
Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (367 of 434)
Location: Near Stratford-upon-Avon
In My Own Words:
I write about things.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,308 - Total Helpful Votes: 367 of 434
Spigen iPhone 6 Case Thin Fit Series Smooth Black &hellip by Spigen
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I'm a firm believer in protecting an expensive phone with a case. Even though I rarely drop my phone, it only takes one hard drop to damage it. I ordered this case just after I pre-ordered an iPhone 6, and I received the phone today. The case is fine: it's thin and light, and fits snugly, without being hard to put on and take off. The non-slip plastic is easy to grasp, which is a good thing, as it will take a while to get used to the larger size of the iPhone 6. And I really don't want to spend more than this on a case, so this is a nice price.
A Naked Singularity by Sergio De La Pava
A Naked Singularity by Sergio De La Pava
This started out a s real page-turner, as the author takes you inside the NYC justice system, where you can see how dismal and uncaring the system is. I read the first 10% (Kindle version) of this book very quickly, then slowed down a bit, until I finally gave up about a quarter of the way through. The author has a compelling voice, but he wasn't saying much after the initial rush. He's too long-winded, and could have used a lot of editing. I had no idea what the plot of the book was when I stopped reading it; when you get that far in such a long book, you should have a sense of where it's going.
CompuLab HDMI Plug with Remote Desktop Access (fit&hellip by CompuLab
I recently set up my old Mac mini as a server. I replaced it a few months ago with a Mac Pro, and wanted to muck around with OS X Server, taking advantage of some of its features, especially centralized Time Machine backups and software download and update caching.

I set up the server, but, since I’m running it headless – with no attached display – I could only view it in one resolution using OS X’s screen sharing feature. If the Mac mini runs headless, the GPU, not detecting any display, doesn’t activate.

There’s a way around this, however, and it’s pretty simple. I bought this CompuLab HDMI Plug with Remote Desktop Access. This dongle fits in the Mac mini’s HDMI… Read more