Enable HDMI Device Link on PS4

Following our recent move from one home to another, we changed up our media diet, and replaced our media center PC with two devices; an Apple TV and a Playstation 4. The former is HDMI Device Link-enabled from the get-go, meaning that you (in theory) only need to use the Apple TV remote to turn on both the Apple TV and the TV itself. In practice, it’s not always that clear-cut, though it generally works fairly well. HDMI Device...

Reviewed: Tesla Model S part 5: 7500 kilometers later

I was originally planning on writing this for the 5000 kilometer mark, but that came and went so quickly, I didn’t have anything substantive to add. After driving the Model S for 7500 kilometers, I am still very impressed by the car. The addition of the third seat row has come in handy on more than one occasion, and our oldest daughter sits there whenever we go driving (our youngest is still too small, but I expect her to move back...

Use all screens in RDP

This is one of those things that – in hindsight – is fairly obvious, but which wasn’t until I was asked the question, and had to start thinking about it. My user had switched computers, and part of that switch was to go for a multi-monitor setup. Said user uses a terminal server solution, to which he connects over RDP, for a lot of his work. Previously, this hadn’t been a problem, but now, he was annoyed by the...

Tesla Model S: On add-ons and upgrades

For most people, to even start considering the purchase of a Model S is a daunting prospect. Even with incentive programs, they are not cheap. They also come with a fairly large list of optional add-ons and extras. Which ones to pick, and which one to leave by the wayside? I believe this comes down to answering two questions: Is the utility of the add-on worth the money it costs? If I didn’t get a given add-on, would I miss...

On modelling the world

When trying to understand the world, we apply models to it, in order to quantify what we see. Different models are used to look at different things. A crucial point is understanding what models to apply at what resolution. A model which is well suited to say something about the population of a country may break down when increasing the resolution to looking at a city, or it may still hold true, but break down when trying to apply it...

On pricing structures and how to increase prices

The following observations are fairly self-evident to me, in all likelihood because I have been reading a number of books about economy and economic theory over the last few years. As it turns out, they are not obvious to everyone. Hence this post. Some time ago, I talked to a photographer who was about to change how much she charged. Her pricing structure was a flat fee – 3000 NOK – per job, including 25 edited photos, travel, and setup. For...

Reviewed: Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business

Author: David J. Anderson Publisher: Blue Hole Press Year: 2010 ISBN: 9780984521401 Having (re)read the Phoenix Project, I decided to dig a bit deeper into Kanban, and the underlying concepts and methods used in its application. One of the first books that showed up in my searches was David Anderson’s Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business. Unlike the Phoenix Project, Kanban is not a fictionalised account, but rather shows how the thoughtful application of the concepts of kanban and...

Reviewed: GoPro Studio

Recently, I’ve covered how to use GoPro Studio; first the basics, and next how to add a bit of flair to your video. In writing those posts, I’ve also thought quite a bit about what I like about GoPro studio, as well as what I don’t like. Here are my thoughts. As of this being written, GoPro Studio is absolutely free of charge, no purchase of anything what so ever is required. Using it is a fairly intuitive process, and the end...

GoPro Studio: Adding some flair to your videos

Two weeks ago, I showed you the basics of working in GoPro Studio. This week, I want to show you a couple of techniques that I use to add some flair to my videos. First off; I’ve made a one-second file that is simply a mesh grid background. I like to use it as the opening card. The way I did this, was to import a jpeg of the mesh grid, convert it, then use the process I showed you last...

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...