Facebook adds longed-for admin tool

Back in september of last year, I lamented the lack of what I view as a crucial admin tool on Facebook; the option to close a thread for comments while leaving the original post there for everyone to read. Since then, this is something I have found myself wanting time and again, as I have been forced to delete entire threads that, though interesting, simply created too much of a heated debate. Now, I don’t know when it changed, but I...

GoPro Studio: Video editing basics

Action cams are made – more or less literally – to create content for streaming video services, such as YouTube or Vimeo, and while you could certainly just upload your raw footage straight to such services, a better option is very likely to be to edit them before you do so. For the time being, my needs are very simple, and I am able to get what I want done using just GoPro Studio, GoPro’s free video editing suite. The first step...

How to shoot time lapses on GoPro Session

In last week’s review of the GoPro Session I mentioned that the Session can record time-lapses, as well as regular videos. As I spent a frustrating amount of time trying to set it to record time-lapses (each and every one of them failing, I might add), I wanted to put it out there, for people to find when they google GoPro Session Timelapse. (To be fair; this information can be found in both the Quick Start and User Manual documents that...

Reviewed: GoPro Hero Session

I’ve been on the fence about getting an action cam until this winter, when I finally pulled the trigger on a GoPro Hero Session. I’ve been using it for a few months; here are my thoughts: The GoPro Hero Session is the result of GoPro looking at the market for action cams, realizing that they are no longer anywhere near unique, and deciding to see if they can’t reinvent themselves. They did that in much the same way that...

Stop iTunes from opening when connecting an iOS device

Last week, I showed you how to disable the feature of iTunes and iPhoto opening when you connect an iOS device. The same issue occurs on Windows computers, too. Here’s how you resolve it: If you want to disable it for all devices, you need to disable the iTunesHelper.exe login item. To disable it for a single devices do as follows: Open iTunes Click the iPhone/iPad icon in the top right Scroll down to options Disable the setting “Automatically...

Manage login items in Mac OS X

Last week, I showed you how to manage login items in Windows 8 and 10, and the week before that how to do so on Windows 7 and previous versions. This can be useful knowledge for Mac OS X, too. Here’s how: Open System Preferences Go to Users and Groups Add or remove login items as you wish Yet again I caution you not to disable login items just to have the leanest possible boot. I would only recommend disabling those...

Managing login items on Windows 8 and 10

Last week, I showed you how to manage login items – i.e. programs automatically loaded on login – in Windows 7 and earlier versions of Windows. From Windows 8 onwards, this has become far simpler. Here’s how you do it: Open the Task manager Go to the Startup tab Enable or disable as you like As before I caution you not to disable login items just to have the leanest possible boot. I would only recommend disabling those services that you actively do...

Eight years, six months and five hundred posts later

Post number 500 to the blog went by without me noticing it, but I feel it’s worth making note of, as I did when I passed four hundred posts back in October of 2014. For the most part, I’ve been able to keep up a weekly post schedule since then, a fact of which I am fairly proud. It’s been a fun journey for me. In the real world, I’ve stayed employed in the same position with the same employer, though...

Manage login items in Windows 7

It’s always a good idea to keep track of login items – i.e. what applications are being automatically opened when you log in. In Windows 7 (and, if memory serves, on previous versions of Microsoft Windows), this is done through the MS Config tool. Here’s how: In the start menu, click Run (or hit Win+R on your keyboard) In the run menu, enter msconfig Go to the startup tab From here you can enable and disable applications one by one,...

New theme

For some time, I’ve been unhappy with the theme I have been using, and started looking for something that does not actively remove focus from the content. This is the result. The theme is called “Alchem”, and I’m very happy with how it looks. In particular, I like how it helps me differentiate between views, as well as the functionality it brings to the table, such as infinite scroll, and related posts. One major change, is that the front page...