Lots of rumors and posts about M1 macs having huge wear and tear on the SSDs. Find out how to see for yourself.

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Recently, I have seen a lot of posts online about M1 macs having an unreasonable amount of SSD wear and tear for unknown reasons.

Across Twitter and the MacRumors forums, users reported that ‌M1‌ Macs are experiencing an extremely high amount of SSD writes over a short span of time. In what appear to be the most severe cases, ‌M1‌ Macs are said to be consuming as much as 10–13% of the maximum warrantable total bytes written (TBW) value of its SSD!

This concerned me a lot! I have been using my Mac Mini M1 for two months now and…


Big Sur and M1 are not working well for Bluetooth devices just yet.

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I love my Mac Mini M1. It is a beast when it comes to processing H.264 and H.265 (HEVC) videos using Final Cut Pro. Now ScreenFlow has also upgraded to a native M1 version so my video processing work is going well.

However, I am facing the Bluetooth blues that other M1 mac users are facing in an erratic manner. The Apple Magic Mouse and Magic Keyboards connected via Bluetooth die on and off from time to time. This is very annoying.

So I finally researched how…


Manipulate Audio/Video/Image on Mac M1 Command-Line!

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I am a beginning-level YouTuber and an expert-level software engineer with 18+ years of software design, development, and management experience. I have recently launched a few YouTube channels — a first-gen immigrant lifestyle channel, a macOS user group channel, and two more channels on the way. Having to deal with a lot of video files on my shiny Mac Mini M1 system is fun as it is an awesome machine for dealing with H.265 (HEVC) videos that are spet out by the newer camera gears like the Go Pro. …


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I purchased the M1 Mac Mini a week ago and enjoyed the video editing performance along with the super quiet nature of the beast! I upgraded from a 2015 15" Macbook Pro, which struggled to deal with HEVC (H.265) encoded videos that are now more common than ever before. My Go Pro 9 produces H.265 videos, and it was becoming unbearable to use the 2015 Macbook Pro. So I purchased an eGPU to help, and it did. But then I upgraded the MBP to Big Sur, and eGPU support became unstable. …


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This year has been stranger than Stranger Things! We’ve binge-watched more TV shows, opened and closed our refrigerators more than the manufacturer’s recommendations, virtually zoomed in and out of people’s dining rooms and home offices at alarming frequencies, missed all coffee shop adventures, forgotten how waiting for appetizers feels in our favorite busy restaurants, and many more routines that we now crave to have back in our lives.

If our lives were a movie, 2020 is the slow-motion shot that reminds the audience how the mundane that we take for guaranteed is not!

We are not in control of our…


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I manage a small team that manages an e-commerce infrastructure and software for over a decade. Here are five of my lessons learned that works for us very well. Your mileage may vary!

I don’t have an MBA. Just an entrepreneur at heart who runs a successful e-commerce solution for mid-size enterprises for over a dozen years. This is actually our 18th year in business! As the owner and chief software and solutions architect, I learned to practice the following management techniques.

Shrink the TODO List!

Typical managers like to grow the to-do list for the team in every meeting. I learned that if…


I tried every todo app under the sun! I get excited about their simplicity and download, install, buy, and use’em for a few months and then I can’t even remember their names! Done with TODO lists! I came up with a new way to finish my todos and goals! You can do it for free!

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I love being organized but I crave simplicity. So my teams have gone through a ton of apps and SaaS solutions over the years. The honeymoon period of a new TODO app or SaaS is about three months. After that, they are chores for me! I end up going back to a post-it note task board or a plain Google doc! Yes, I am terrible at this! …


Here is how I read and digested TESLA ecosystem news, data, and made (non)sense for myself. Read at your own risk! Not financial advice, so please do your own research!

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I don’t pick stocks myself. I leave that job to the professionals like Morgan Stanley. I usually get 9–12% returns by giving them a 1% fee for their knowledge, modeling, and timely executions of trades. But my reality is that I live in Northern California and own and operate a small e-commerce solutions service for mid-tier enterprises and hang out with Directors to Vice Presidents to Senior Engineers in public and private technology companies. In this reality, there is no escaping discussion of stocks, technology, and trends. The following notes are based on my understanding of Tesla technology, Tesla, the…

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