R 4.0

R 4.0 is out Friday, April 24 (American time), so Saturday for me.
It seems I will have to install all my packages for R again. To find out what packages you have, run this R code:

ip <- as.data.frame(installed.packages()[,c(1,3:4)])
rownames(ip) <- NULL
ip <- ip[is.na(ip$Priority),1:2,drop=FALSE]
print(ip, row.names=FALSE)


To uninstall R:
1. Delete the R app in the applications folder and empty the trash.
2. sudo rm -rf /Library/Frameworks/R.framework

Now, install R 4.0

Change Log

USB 3 on the Mac

Last week my order for a LaCie USB 3.0 PCI ExpressCard/34 arrived.

Finally, USB 3 on the Mac. I was one happy camper
Until I tried to connect a USB 3 docking station to the expresscard

I got an error message like this:

Super Speed device other than LaCie is not supported

After a little google searching I found this article which basical states that the LaCie USB 3 controller works, but only with LaCie hardrives, hubs and keys

@#$@#%! So $50 AUD wasted. LaCie doesn’t even have the decency to state this on their website.

If they had said their controllers only with their products I would have been fine with it. But they didn’t. They essentially sold my a product under false pretences.
In the future I don’t think this will be a problem b/c it is only a matter of time that a driver comes out that will accept any product plugged into it.

Geotagging photos on the Mac

Was reading my email, and lo and behold, what pop into my inbox? Another bloody offer to buy yet more software.

This time HoudahGeo an application that has had tremendous reviews.

What does it do? It embeds GPS location data into your digital photos .. but it does it so well.

Here is a screen dump from my iPad showing the location of pictures taken in Seoul, South Korea. I used a standalone GPS to record my location and a special program which synced the GPS location to the photo by using the time stamp on the photo and in the GPS log.

The iPad is the best means of showing off photos I have ever seen. The only thing that beats it is a well put together scrapbook but that involves glue, scissors and “real” physical photos …. not my thing

Previously I had used Googles Picasso for the Mac to do this, see a review here

For an overview of Geotagging Geotagging and the Mac (1) – Basics is excellent