I want wifi for my BBQ

I am so impressed with this


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(I have to stress that I have not bought this – yet)

It is a temperature control for a Kamado style BBQ (we have a Kamado Joe) – with a built in web server and wifi!!!

It works by controlling a fan that attaches to the lower grate door at the bottom of the BBQ, and controls the air supply in to the BBQ.

OsX full disk encryption

As so many companies are now requiring that you encrypt your hard disk this article may come in handy :

MacBook Users: Encrypt Your Drive with OS X FileVault! It’s Easy and Free!
Apple’s MacBook laptops have become increasingly desirable and successful, making them a prime target for thieves. Now that Mac OS X includes integrated and efficient full disk encryption, I recommend that everyone with a MacBook enable it. It’s easy, nonintrusive, and a potential lifesaver if your machine is stolen!

[From MacBook Users: Encrypt Your Drive with OS X FileVault! It’s Easy and Free! – @SFoskett – Stephen Foskett, Pack Rat]

OsX CoreStorage

Apple’s COreStorage volume manager has not received a lot of attention – possibly because it does not have a good visual user interface yet – and because Apple only really use it in their Fusion Drive technology.

But here is a good series of articles about it :

CoreStorage is Apple’s volume manager that provides an interface between the OS and physical volumes on the drive. It was introduced in OS X Lion for its full-disk encryption options with FileVault 2, but in addition allows for volume spanning, where multiple drives in the system can be combined into one logical volume for the OS to use.

[From How to make a custom CoreStorage drive in OS X | MacFixIt – CNET Reviews]