Wiebe works at YTEC, where he is a senior developer of customer-specific tailor-made software (“klantspecifieke maatwerk software“) for clients in a few select markets: wholesale, printing and healthcare.
When the printing press was invented, we had the understanding that text is best read when contrast is high. They didn't use black ink on paper for nothing. I bet they didn't even consider any other color.
By halfgaar, 4 years ago, on June 02, 2013, at 12:06 |
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, 4 years 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, 4 years 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 years ago, on April 23, 2013, at 17:04 |
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, 4 years 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, 4 years 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, 4 years 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, 4 years 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, 4 years ago, on March 04, 2013, at 10:03 |