Sedona by Phone

Cathedral Rock from the Baldwin Trail, Sedona, Arizona, March 2018.

A compilation of cellphone photos from our trip to Sedona in early March (and a daytrip to South Rim Grand Canyon). I previously shared some of these on Twitter and Google+. Continue reading “Sedona by Phone”

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Death Valley By Phone

Entering Titus Canyon from Red Pass, Death Valley National Park, California, February 2018.

Some cellphone photos from a trip to Death Valley with my friend Peter, in February. I previously shared some of these on social media, and then always find it a waste to let them disappear there after a few days or sometimes just minutes, so here they are, preserved in a little more organized manner. Continue reading “Death Valley By Phone”

Apple Earbud Fix

Fixing Apple's earpods with 3rd foam/sponge replacement cups.

If your ears are like mine and you’re an Apple user, you’ve been struggling with the flawed design of Apple’s earbuds*: their odd shape only fits the ear rather loosely (switching the left and right earbud helps) but without any cushioning that would provide a little more friction, the bare plastic doesn’t prevent the entire thing from slipping out of the ear sooner or later. Because of the loose fit, the sound is also rather poor, in particular the low frequencies. Continue reading “Apple Earbud Fix”

Author of the Twilight

Author of the Twilight (image source: Bandcamp)

Author of the Twilight, the Angling Loser‘s album from 2013, was a happy and coincidental find: for the release of their follow-up album Arena of Apprehension in 2016, …txt recordings sent out a promotional email with some free-download codes for Author of the Twilight, and that’s how I ended up with both albums (and in case you’re wondering, I think “Author…” is better than “Arena…”). Continue reading “Author of the Twilight”

Firefox Quantum New Tab Page “Fix”

If you’re like me, using Firefox’s “New Tab” page like a speed dial for your most common sites, then the update to Firefox 57 “Quantum” left you rather miffed – the most frequently used sites are rendered in tiny thumbnails (hey, I’m not getting any younger…), and even when you disable the “activity stream” nonsense, they’re not getting bigger. I really like the speed of FF 57, but that’s really one annoying new feature.

Thankfully, there’s an easy fix, namely typing about:config into the address bar, searching for browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.enabled and setting it to “false” – hey presto, the old New Tab look is back. Phew!