How Do You Move Apple Photos to Dropbox or an External Hard Drive in OS X El Capitan?

July 8, 2016Matt 1 Comment »

A good question.

I recently needed to move my iCloud connected Apple Photos library to an external hard drive as it was taking up too much space on my laptop. Since I was doing that anyway I decided to also put it in my Dropbox so that I could get an extra backup of it as well.

If you just move the library and then delete it, Apple Photos tends to not like you too much. Apple has made it possible to move the location fairly easily though, you just need to do the steps in the right order. Here is the process I used. Continue Reading


Optus Huawei E5573 4G Plus Wifi Modem Unboxing and Assembly Video

June 21, 2016Matt No Comments »

I recently picked up one of the Optus Huawei E5573 4G+ Wifi Modem’s. It’s a pretty straight forward assembly and only takes a few minutes to get you connected to the internet.

Check out the video below to see the assembly process:

One thing to keep in mind, your wifi SSID and password are both written on the inside of the battery cover, so make sure to take note of them or you’ll have to pull the cover back off.


Need to add an external hard drive to your Mac Time Machine backup?

June 19, 2016Matt No Comments »

I’ve moved my Dropbox onto an external hard drive because it’s just too big to store all the files I use regularly on my local hard drive. However, I like to keep a local backup in addition to the Dropbox backup, so I wanted to add it to my Time Machine which has more than enough room for the extra drive. Here’s how I did it in 50 seconds. Continue Reading


How To: Export OP1a compliant MXF video files in Adobe Premiere for Channel 7

April 20, 2016Matt No Comments »

In Australia, one of the formats commonly used for television broadcast files is OP1a compliant MXF. Channel 7 has very specific requirements for how the file should be formatted for their primary and all their secondary channels. MXF is essentially a container, and inside it is the video content, the audio content, and it can also include the subtitle content. If you’ve never worked with broadcast media before it is a bit of an obscure format that you will probably not have heard of. Fortunately Adobe Premiere makes it extremely easy to export into this format. Below you will find the settings I use that are accepted by Channel 7. I cannot promise that your media will be accepted using the same settings, but I can’t see any reason it wouldn’t be. Continue Reading


Why I Stopped Sleeping With My Phone (and other tech)

April 14, 2016Matt No Comments »

When I switched from a Blackberry to an iPhone I quickly noticed a difference between silent mode on the Blackberry and ‘silent’ on the iPhone. In fact, when my iPhone was on silent mode, it still dinged every few minutes when new emails came in. Suffice to say my first few nights involved a lot of waking up.     Continue Reading


New Cadbury Choc Orange Chocolate and Tim Tam Flavours

February 23, 2016Matt No Comments »

So I noticed some new flavours of Cadbury chocolate and Tim Tams in the supermarket.

Cadbury choc orange, strawberry champagne Tim Tams, and pina colada Tim Tams.

The big question though, are they any good?

I decided to do a video on it and answer that very question. Continue Reading


13, 1300 and 1800 Number Links

February 22, 2016Matt No Comments »

I’ve been looking up info and links for 13, 1300 and 1800 numbers and thought I’d share some helpful ones:



Does Lush Dirty Shaving Cream Work With A Philips Philishave Electric Shaver?

February 3, 2016Matt No Comments »

The vital question to any man using an electric shaver when it comes to selecting a shaving cream for a wet shave. Will it actually work with my shaver? Or is it just going to clog it up?

I’ve tried a lot of different shaving creams and gels with my Philips SensoTouch 3D electric shaver, and Lush Dirty is the first shaving cream I’ve found that doesn’t clog it up. It just glides perfectly and makes the shave much more pleasant.

I highly recommend it if you have one of these shavers or a similar Philishave model that is capable of wet shaving. Watch the video review below for all my thoughts on it. Continue Reading


Does Lush Kalamazoo Beard and Facial Wash Actually Work?

January 28, 2016Matt No Comments »

I’m pretty dubious about any kind of cosmetics or things that seem a bit faddish – eg beard and facial wash.

This one though I find quite interesting so I decided to do a video review on it.

So does the Lush Kalamazoo Beard and Facial Wash actually work? Check out the video to find out! Continue Reading


Collective Dichotomy – A Fractal Animation

January 24, 2016Matt No Comments »

I haven’t made any fractal animations for a while now, but I came across this one on one of my older hard drives. I created the audio track in Apple Soundtrack Pro during my early uni days and then using Apophysis I generated a series of fractals to match it and animated it using Flam3.

I never shared it anywhere but I figure why not put it on YouTube and share it here, no one gets to enjoy it hidden away on a hard drive. I’ve been thinking about making some more if I ever can fit in the time. I used to really enjoy designing them. I hope you enjoy it, let me know what you think in the comments. Continue Reading



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