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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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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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Spiral Dynamics integral – An Introduction

Spiral Dynamics is somewhat a system of Psychometric Profiling. Think of Myers Briggs or the OCEAN model mixed with Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs, but a whole order of magnitude more than that. The core idea of the model is that people focus on certain aspects of life at different stages. At the higher stages they are usually…

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19th Jan – Looking back at the last week

Wow, what a crazy week.   Last weekend I photographed some matches of the Volley Ball SA Beach Volley Ball open which was for the Commonwealth games selection process.   Whilst at Glenelg I also swam out past the jetty. Although parallel to it and far enough away I wasn’t going to get a fishing hook…

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2017 – The Year that was

So it’s the last weekend of the year and time for a more in depth than usual review.   I do a weekly review, usually just spending a couple of minutes looking at the list below and thinking about each item a bit. Recently however I have realised I need to start writing my thoughts…

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Low Carb, High Fat – Ketosis Diet

It’s been a month since I started the low carb, high fat diet also known as the Ketone (or ketosis) diet. I started it by eating (well drinking) KetoOS and here’s my thoughts and journey.   As intro you are best off reading this part of Melia Robinson’s article: The low-carb, high-fat diet — which…

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