Asus X556UA Hackintosh MacOS Sierra [18/04/2017]

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When you can’t give up on MacOS, you go Hackintosh. It’s far from perfect and little harder on laptops, but it’s doable. Now I’m taking my brand new Asus X556UA, Core i7 7500U, Intel HD Graphic 620, 8G DDR4, 256G SSD.

I used Clover, I found it easier to work with. All you need to do, is to download these files and to your Clover USB. I will keep these files updated as much as I can, There still no Kaby Lake system from Apple and some new technologies are hard to implement.

Clover UEFI

If you have any comment, improvements, data and other tips, please join the following discussion: Asus X556UA Issues

 

Currant MacOS Sierra version: 10.12.4

Working:

Sound – Works native now with ALC255.

Keyboard – Works

Ethernet – Works

Camera – Works

TRIM – Works

CD-RW  – Works

HDMI Video – Works

 

Battery Status –  Works

HDMI TO DVI – Works

Graphics – Fixed the cosmetic bug and Power Management. Until Apple introduce Kaby Lake based machines I don’t think there’s much to do now.

Scarlett 2i2 – Works

Still in progress: 

HDMI Audio – I need to recheck it.

Touchpad (Shows as Mouse not trackpad, community work in progress)

 

To Test: 

Doesn’t Work:

WiFi – Broken again, Kext doesn’t seem to work anymore.

Last Edit:

18.04.2017

 

Music and Erotica, Few quick notes

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Introduction

So, in the last radio show I mentioned both subject when talking about the great B.B. King who died last month. In my opinion, one of the reasons B.B. King is so great, is the relationship with his guitar,”Lucille”. After the broadcast I was addressed by few students from the local college for more information about this topic.

Lets first mention something important, these are only notes on musical instruments, this notes should give the reader some idea about this subject, I always recommend to expend your knowledge by asking and looking for more resources. Of course, I’m not writing on all instruments or families, these are just general examples.

Musical Instruments

Wind Instruments:

The idea here is simple, in order to play wind instruments (lets say a flute) one must use the mouth, I hope farther explanation is needed. This includes Harmonicas and bagpipes.

Stringed Instruments:

How does one really hold a guitar, or in my case, lute? you hug it, you need to feel the body of the instrument (it can be  lute, Chinese Gaohu or the Russian Gusli) need to touch the neck, pressing the strings in the right places ,while the other hand need to pluck the strings to produce sound. If one can’t hold the instrument right and control the hands, the sound produced will be less the ideal.

Some instruments, such as Cello, Viola da Gamba and the Harp are held between the legs, like in Wind Instruments, I hope no farther example is required.

Violin and other similar instruments are held close to the head, often with the chin, just think a couple hugging together after the act, lets not go too visual here.

Percussion:

These instruments are erotic because of their role, they give and/or emphasis the rhythm. Can you think anything else that required rhythm to be good?

Keyboard Instruments:

These instruments are perhaps the less erotic instruments, or not? When one thinks about it, all you need to do with keyboard instruments is just press they keys, once in a while use a pedal maybe. So, what’s make keyboard instruments erotic? Just go and look how a good pianist plays, he doesn’t only press the keys and use pedals, he (or she) first feel the keys with the fingers, violent does not work here. One have to do it right, or the instrument just freaks out and the sound is just wrong, almost like plucked instruments, only without the hugging.

Vocals:

Anyone can sing, when you sing you need to control inhales and exhales, or you get too tired. Again, not going too visual again, but the meaning is pretty obvious.

Conclusion

As I said, these are only quick examples, if you’re interested on this subject, please go ahead and look for more info. When you’re playing or watching someone plays an instrument watch it carefully and see if these examples really works in the real world. You might never look at a musical instrument the same way ever again.

 

 

WHY NO WEEKLY PLAYLIST???

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Well, I have a good reason, really. I’m thinking on a different format, if I wont find the right one, I might go back to the original one, if I will, you’ll know about it.

My decision to keep my old MacMini came with a price. I will replace it soon, but not right now. It took me two weeks to reach this decision with the options I had and I believe I made the right call on this one. Not going to be long until I replace it, probably with a newer model if not with a new iMac.

These last two weeks were hard and the next two will be the same. I have many decisions to make, some are more critical then others. I will probably reveal more as time passes, some of my priorities need to be clearer and I often find myself very confused.

But don’t worry, I’m here, almost.