Killing Windows Night Light

O.M.F.G I finally found out why my colour grading has been so off. Windows 10 “kindly” enabled it’s Night Light mode and made everything more Red in the evening. Night Light mode is the same as F.Lux or Twilight Mode it puts a Red colour over the top of your screen to reduce the amount…

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Things I want to teach my children

Here’s a collection of things I’d love to teach my kids: One of the most important things is how to be happy and successful. The secret to happiness being more than just having low expectations and being happily surprised.Having a meaningful life where you are working towards a unified purpose is important. Another thing is…

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vagrant plugin update

Vagrant is a program which makes it easy to start new Virtual Machines.I’ve got a Windows machine (for the games and video editing software). But usually code websites which are run on Linux servers. I usually have 1 or 2 VM’s running on my laptop. After getting messages from Vagrant every time I started up…

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Yii2 Swiftmailer 0 Auth exception

If you get the error Message: Failed to authenticate on SMTP server with username “****” using 0 possible authenticators Then try to remove the username and password from the configuration file. Context When using the Swiftmailer, a common PHP emailerThis example specifically talks about the Yii2 configuration file, but likely applies to other frameworks. Here’s…

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Sabby Love

I’m a bit of a night owl but she takes it to a whole new level, sleeping most of the day. So when she started staying over we got very little sleep. I was exhausted. But we are both in a good rhythm now. I love the way we’ll seek each other and curl up…

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Using jq to update the contents of certain JSON fields

OK, I’ll be brief.   I created a set of API docs with Apiary using Markdown format. We needed to change over to Postman, so I used Apimatic for the conversion. Which was 99% great, except for the item descriptions it only did a single line break, not two line breaks. As Postman is reading…

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Fake Taxi’s in Vietnam

I’m writing this because I paid 10x the price I should have for a fairly short taxi ride. This is based on my one bad experience after months of living in Vietnam. Firstly. If you are going to get in a taxi you should have the Grab app. It’s their equivalent to Uber. Even if you…

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Stock Footage Intro

What is it? Stock Footage is often termed generic or B roll footage. It’s used to fill in shots. Maybe a movie or TV show needs a cinematic fly over of New York city, or a corporate video needs a shot that means “Enthusiasm”. Or just footage of a dump truck, rice field, person at…

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SciFi concepts – nanoBlood, the positioning problem and remote sensing

Note: These are Michael Kubler’s personal notes regarding technology likely to exist in the future. It’s written as a reference guide for The Book of New Eden SciFi novel set in a post-scarcity (Abundance Centered) society. Eli is the main character in the novel. nanoBlood is considered a form of bodyMod but is important enough to…

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Mods and Apps – Science Fiction Concepts for SciFi writers

Science Fiction Concepts for SciFi writers. Set 30-50yrs in the future. =========================================== Mods and Apps =========================================== * bioMods are for specific biological enhancements. These are usually a little bit more advanced than cosmetic surgery in 2017. The standard is the spinalTap mod, an enhanced spine and skeletal upgrade (usually including knees) that dramatically reduces skeletal…

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