I’m working on a Raspberry Pi as a music player in my car. I’m putting all my music on a SSD disk in lossless FLAC. I’ve already got hold of a 2×16 character LCD with six button from Adafruit that only uses two pins for communication with I2C. It’s easy to program and it has four different background colors.
My web server machine finally gave up after seven years. I’m going to build a new server, but for the time being I’m hosting this blog at HostGator. Seems reasonably fast, but haven’t done any extensive testing. But Google really punished me. When the server went down, I was abroad so I couldn’t fix the problem, and my Google ranking really took a dive. But it will be interesting to see if I get my ranking back. Anyway it’s irritating.
There are a number of Image Optimizer applications that takes a jpeg file and reduces the size of the photo without altering the quality. But which one works best for posting images on a web site? I was curious, so I took the tools I normally use and put them through the resize photo function. [...][Continue reading]
Going paperless Tired of drowning in stacks of papers? Want to go paperless? Here’s how I moved all my documents to the cloud and cleared up a lot of the clutter at home. I used my old trusty photo scanner, because when all the old papers are scanned and achieved, I only have to scan [...][Continue reading]
Better battery life Macbook Pro with gfxCardStatus Later models of Macbook Pro computers comes with dual graphics card. This makes it possible to use a low performance card when not using graphics intense applications, and automatically switch to the faster, but less energy efficient card if needed. But how do you know which card is [...][Continue reading]
Official Blog: A second spring of cleaning: We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites. While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined. So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader. Users [...][Continue reading]
I want to be able to share interesting web pages on my WordPress blog using iOS directly from Safari using a bookmark and a Pythonista Python script. The script takes the URL of the page, any text you copied and the page title, formats it in Markdown and creates a new post in Poster App [...][Continue reading]
External WordPress editors like MarsEdit doesn’t show categories or tags I just installed Varnish Cache on my website to speed up load time with great success. But after loading my favorite Mac blog editor MarsEdit, when doing a refresh, all the categories and tags disappeared! I realized that it must have something to do with [...][Continue reading]