Coding with Titans

so breaking things happens constantly, but never on purpose

Power failure due to fried bus bar

This year (and absolutely last month!) seems to be very hard for me. Am I really so much unlucky? Or did it accumulate to balance any earlier happiness? Because today (Sunday!) I experienced a total power failure in my home office. My wife tried to print child’s homework, while we lost power in wall sockets of the room with the printer. However lights remained OK, also other places in my apartment were not affected. Read more →

New PC arises

Plan for today: avoid COVID-19, avoid full lock-down and perform e-learning with my children and myself (with this list). Also as a background task few months ago I started slowly moving towards purchasing my new desktop setup to have something to spare in case of deeper and longer e-learning period. This actually happened and was officially announced last week in Poland (till that I had only the older one with me)! Read more →

Fixing Windows Update “Managed by Organization” in Windows 10 20H2

I did replaced my old PC (with this custom setup), that recently terminated from its service with a brand new one (configuration here). However I have noticed a very strange message displayed on its Windows Update screen, even if Windows 10 Pro 20H2 Edition was installed and activated just minutes earlier: Some settings are managed by your organization (PL: Niektórymi ustawieniami zarządza Twoja organizacja) I am pretty sure I am not a part of any organization, beside my own! Read more →

Flutter for iOS and Push Notifications warning

After publishing a Flutter app to App Store I received following email: Dear Developer, We identified one or more issues with a recent delivery for your app, "" 1.2.3 (4). Your delivery was successful, but you may wish to correct the following issues in your next delivery: ITMS-90078: Missing Push Notification Entitlement - Your app appears to register with the Apple Push Notification service, but the app signature's entitlements do not include the 'aps-environment' entitlement. Read more →

Xiaomi Mi Fit hang at 100% synchronization

Another day another issue… this time related to Xiaomi software and hardware. Please let it stop! I must admit I am really unlucky guy recently. Last week (on 2020-10-25) my Mi Band 4 simply refused synchronization with the Mi Fit app on iOS. There was no warning, nothing, my 90-days long achievement got broken. Device was working fine until that day. It was paired fine. It was even able to display current footsteps on the main app screen, battery level was shown correctly, weather info too, but because of an unknown reason data was not further pushed to Health App nor any of the charts were updated. Read more →

MS Office 2007 on Windows 10 Pro build 2004

Since my desktop PC is dead now I have installed today Microsoft Office 2007 onto my new NUC i5-8259U machine. So far so good until it triggered and started to pull down all 12k updates that were released thought the last 13 years of this software existence. After installing Service Pack 3 it tried to apply even more updates… exceptionally crazy. All was fine until I have seen following error message, that pierced me to the core: Read more →

LEGO case for Raspberry Pi

COVID-19 outside, autumn is behind the corner and dark comes really fast after the recent time change… That’s why today I would love to present something happy and something completely different that was poking my head since very few weeks. I wanted to pimp my Raspberry Pis with custom cases. All 3 models I possess have the original cases, that are fine, but the look&feel could be improved. I wish to mount an SSD next to the Pi along with much bigger fan. Read more →

Long Live Tajfun

It’s never that bad, it couldn’t get worse. After 2789 days of continuous service my biggest and only desktop PC has died. Unfortunately, it was not a quick and clean death. Nor anything even close to what I have planned. It took the whole week of hiccup and bouncing, yet finally it stopped turning-on on 2020-10-17. Now I have no machine I could use for gaming… working, reading and blogging are the only things left for me via my other mobile equipment! Read more →

MacBook Pro Late 2011 new charger

That’s right, it’s late 2020 and my kids inherited and are very happy to still use this little gem - MacBook Pro from 2011. This equipment has it’s own history as I did upgraded it several times during its lifetime by installing Windows 10 on it, placing more RAM, fixing keyboard issues and even inserting 2nd SSD (instead of the optical DVD drive). But as times fly, there are materials that didn’t age nicely. Read more →

Intel NUC i5-8259U

Today I added a marvelous device into my collection - Intel NUC 8th series with i5-8259U CPU (model number: BOXNUC8i5BEH2) from a local reseller. Of course it wouldn’t be me, if I haven’t had problems with it starting from the day 0, even if this equipment is brand new. Please stay with me and I will explain, what went wrong and how I approached and finally fixed it. First and most importantly - let me explain or better just tell, what were the reasons to purchase it. Read more →