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Again some test shots. Light was less than ideal, bright midday sun.

The 50mm lens is a 32 years old Minolta 1.7 MC.

Honest thoughts?
Technically still test shots
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First test shots. I'm still getting used to my X-T10, and learning, but love it so far!  #fujifilm #xt10
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Thanks!

I learned to use my father's X-700 when I was a child. Never touched a decent camera since then. Now, 20 years later, happy owner of a Fuji.
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Does anyone know how and where to report completely wrong artist and album data in +Google Play Music?

Right now I'm seeing two completely different artists being merged into one (hilarious results), but that's not the first time something like this creatively enhanced my stream.


#googleplaymusic  
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… but, but UTF is so hard! #amazon #prime #samsung #smarttv
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Want a cheap SSL certificate? Stay away from #StartSSL.

Their customer service is chaotic at best.

Sometimes they issue a certificate without any problems – just to decline a request for that very domain the next day, always using bogus excuses.

Their employees frequently contradict each other, so whatever you do to comply with their requirements might be in vain anyway.

This also lead to strange situations here, like us operating a valid certificate which according to someone else on their staff can't be issued at all.

Don't use StartSSL in a professional environment. It's not worth the hassle. I'm really curious about "Let's Encrypt", can't wait for them to arrive.
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hmm... bad luck? yeah, staff interaction during validations/verifications can be somewhat painful, but their reaction to my requests to revoke and reissue a pile of certificates after heartbleed was swift, smooth and painless. can't complain - YMMV, though, sure...
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I just now got hit by a "bug" in the Gnome desktop environment I'm using daily, productively at work and home for the hundredth time again and I really think the related bug [1] needs a lot more attention.

Why do I think this bug is important, you might ask.

Well, not because I wrote and suggested a patch [2] that got – which was to be expected anyway – rejected, but because it pretty much shows the most important lesson I've learned in the last few years of being a software developer for "customers" (paying or OpenSource power users, makes no difference at all):

Just because you, as a developer, are unable to grasp a user's problem, the user's not automatically wrong.

It's easy to forget that sometimes. It's your piece of software after all. Yet still, you can be wrong. Very, very, very wrong.


Read the comments in this bug report and learn how not to develop software.



[2] https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=650371#c42
I often use headphones on my laptop which are already very loud at a pretty low volume percentage and would thus like to make the per-button-press volume increase step smaller. In GNOME 2.x, I was able to do this with a gconf setting, but there isn't a corresponding gsettings setting for ...
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With headphones I'm never able to set a comfortable volume using the keyboard. It's either too low or almost hurts.

The reason for this annoyance: A hard-coded volume step of 6. If set to 2, I get almost exactly the results I'm expecting, but that's my personal taste and very much related to my audio hardware.

Now the problem is that sound volume is very subjective, never linear. With average equipment you'll never be able to achieve linear volume steps and even if you could, psychoacoustics would ruin everything anyway.
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A little bit of wild garlic.

Also, re: It's this time of the year again" ;)
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So, Neil Young doesn't like streaming. Because it's bad, mkay?
What he doesn't tell us: His Pono and download platform likely don't do that well.

I tend to believe that for every expensive bottle of wine bought by a self-styled connoisseur there's an "HQ audio specialist" who wouldn't be able to correctly identify the 192kHz/24 recording in a blind or double-blind.
#neilyoung #pono #streaming
Also see Xiph.Org's new video, Digital Show & Tell, for detailed demonstrations of digital sampling in action on real equipment! Articles last month revealed that musician Neil Young and Apple's Steve Jobs discussed offering digital music downloads of 'uncompromised studio quality'.
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Dear +Sony PlayStation​,

I like the idea of download-only. Really.

Yet, there are a few obvious caveats. Like not being able to provide decent download rates.

Making me wait for a download to finish is OK. Making me wait for 10 hours (minimum) is ridiculous. Even more so, given the fact that I'm a paying #psplus customer.

Seriously, get your CDNs to perform, the current situation is unacceptable.

Oh, and don't dare to blame it on my network, it's pretty fine. I'm getting constant download speed of close to 75MBit.
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Because football. #lieaut
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A few words of warning: Don't buy #Philips TVs.

They may look great, promise you a heap of features. In fact their software is so unbelievably buggy, I'm lacking words to describe it (as a software developer I actually know quite a few of such "terms").


Really, I'm no expert on (Smart-)TVs, and maybe they're all equally bad, but random reboots can't be the norm, right?
You know, if a cheap 150€ no-name device is able to e.g. show EPG data, one can expect no less than that from an expensive "Smart" TV. I could go on and on, but I guess you get the point.

So again: Don't even think of getting a Philips TV. But, in case you believe me to be a liar, opinionated, or ignorant (pretty much all apply actually): just head over to their support forums [1] and read for yourself. They are far more revealing than every (probably paid for) review out there.

[1] http://www.supportforum.philips.com
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Like usual: skip the smart part and prefer a dumbTV that has great picture values, and connect any android usb stick or device to the hdmi port.

i wrote that a couple of times for exactly the reasons you mention here (=

oh, but good to see in austria, they not only have kangaroos but also crappy smart tv's just like over here...
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    Information Management and IT Security, 2012 - 2014
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Nerd, Techie, Enthusiast. Android lover (obviously).
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Computer Science graduate, software engineer, Linux enthusiast.

I'm a big fan of the Android community; was maintaining the Legend port of CyanogenMod and committing patches from time to time (e.g. for the Transformer Prime).

Besides that, I drink beer and love riding my Yamaha. Never at the same time, of course.
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Making money. And good software.
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    Söftwäre Develöper, 2015 - present
  • Softwaremanufaktur Grünberg & Redl GmbH
    Brütal Cöding Mönkey, 2012 - 2015
  • Medinizische Universität Wien
    2010 - 2012
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