I would really like to know what the designers at Creative Labs have in mind when they design sound cards. Their cards seem to be broken by design. The Live card was bad enough with its random collection of DACs and DPS's, but the Audigy 2 ZS seems no better. Aside from the fact that it's advertised as 96 kHz and 24 bit, which it isn't, it has serious design issues. I had some sound anomalies, so I decided to measure and test. I found:
By halfgaar, 1 week ago, on May 09, 2013, at 13:05 |
CISPA allows the U.S. government to request information from private corporations about you without a warrant, without ever telling you. Furthermore, it protects these corporations against any legal recourse.
By halfgaar, 3 weeks ago, on April 27, 2013, at 13:04 |
When you want to use your IMAP account as authentication for Postfix, you can set the SASL mechanism to "rimap". However, by default, it will not supply the realm (domain) and therefore will authenticate with an incomplete username (john instead of email@example.com).
By halfgaar, 4 weeks ago, on April 23, 2013, at 17:04 |
A reminder which printer type I have to select when I reinstall my mom's Officejet in Linux: “HP Officejet 6600 E-all-in-one Printer - h711a”.
By Rowan Rodrik, 1 month ago, on April 07, 2013, at 21:04 |
Just as a jot, a tool to access SSH shares via SSHFS on Windows: win-sshfs. It gives you a drive letter, instead of fiddling with separate tools to access files.
By halfgaar, 2 months ago, on March 25, 2013, at 18:03 |
Some time ago, the Firefox developers decided it was a good idea to trim the http(s):// from the address in the address bar. Since then, I've been getting HTTPS site where I don't want it, because I can't see what I'm doing. Especially so because HTTPS has no concept of virtual host names, and putting https:// in front of any domain might put you on a completely different web site. So, when I accidentally typed https:// in front of an URL once, it will remember that, but not show me...
By halfgaar, 2 months ago, on March 24, 2013, at 12:03 |
Noting this down to not forget. The Logitech HD Webcam C270 is a cheap webcam that is simply a USB video device, so it works in all OS's without special drivers.
By halfgaar, 2 months ago, on March 20, 2013, at 13:03 |
There are a million 20x2 characters LCDs out there, but this is one that I like: http://www.okaphone.com/artikel.asp?id=475234 Farnell code: 9448780
By halfgaar, 2 months ago, on March 11, 2013, at 21:03 |
When I booted my system with the webcam plugged in, it was sound device 0, instead of 1. This is annoying, so I added this to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa.conf:
By halfgaar, 2 months ago, on March 04, 2013, at 10:03 |
I wanted to change the text of visited links on payformystay.com, using CSS. In the offer summary, I wanted to change the link text "Check it out!" with "Check it out again!" after the user had indeed checked out the offer.
By Rowan Rodrik, 3 months ago, on March 01, 2013, at 22:03 |