11 Jan '15, 11pm

Time to debug those holiday gifts ... @bdipert

Time to debug those holiday gifts ... @bdipert

I admittedly feel a bit badly about closing out 2014 (I'm writing this on December 28) with a critical-toned blog post. After all, as John Gruber also recently pointed out , "The truth is, I’m the luckiest person in the world today" (and like John, I hope you are too). But my usual litany of ongoing tech hassles has reached something of a baffling crescendo in recent weeks, and I therefore feel compelled to put cyber-pen to cyber-paper and share. My first grumble involves the Panasonic plasma TV that had been one of the electronic victims of our recent residence lightning near-strike . In the post I'd penned just before the TV's demise , I mentioned that I'd struggled to find a multi-port HDMI switch that would correctly handshake with the TV's then-single active HDMI input, eventually settling on a sub-$10 elementary unit . Well, when the TV came back from repair, I plugg...

Full article: http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/brians-brain/4438276...

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