Tag Archives: software

Android Photography Apps 2017

(featured image: My Nexus 6P in armor case by Poetic.) Hey. It’s Friday. Maybe you’ll find yourself out walking around in this spring-like weather and get the urge to snap some photos on your phone. Here’s a tour of some of the apps I enjoy on my Nexus 6P, the spiritual sequel to my Android Photography post from… Read More »

USB Overdrive, new life for abandoned hardware

This post is a note of appreciation for Alessandro Levi Montalcini‘s USB Overdrive for macOS. I put off buying this software for a couple of years, making due with sub-rate work-arounds and inadequate stop-gap drivers for a slew of random USB devices that have come and gone: The Xbox 360 controller that refused to work; An array of… Read More »

Syncing Playlists with the Fiio X3 (or X1 or X5)

Awhile back I wrote a review of my portable digital audio player, the Fiio X3 2nd generation (Amazon US, Canada). The summary of that review was that this is a bare bones audio player, with a simple UI, that is beautifully-built with an attention to sonic quality. It sounds fantastic but has a few UI quirks that take… Read More »

Ripping CDs Without iTunes (on macOS)

a CD or “Compact Disc”, is a small, shiny round surface containing optically-readable, microscopic bumps used to encode music or data. They are an obsolete technology that existed in the latter quarter of the twentieth century and enjoyed a brief metamorphosis into the DVD (“digital versatile disc”) and Bluray formats at the beginning of the twenty-first century before fading away… Read More »

A couple of weeks with Audirvana+

What a week. Our house is now closed and we have gone fully nomadic. Next time I write here, I’ll be on the east coast for good and I truly can’t wait. While we’ve been on the road, I’ve spent a little bit of time auditioning Audirvana+ as an iTunes replacement. The short: I now load this when I… Read More »

Updated Console Keyboard Shortcuts in Firefox

“keyboard” by Mark Lane on Flickr Cmd-Alt-K on OS X or Ctrl-Shift-K on Linux or Windows will now always focus the console input line. It will no longer close the entire toolbox and you’ll have to use one of the other global toolbox commands, Cmd-Alt-i (or Ctrl-Shift-i) or F12. Keyboard shortcuts. They are the bane of Firefox Developer… Read More »

Fat Arrow Functions in JavaScript

Hard to beat C# and CoffeeScript here – Brendan Eich, Arrow Function Syntax Rationale Since sometime back in the heady days of Firefox 22, Firefox gained the ability to use Fat Arrow Functions in JavaScript. Users of CoffeeScript (or, I guess, C#) will be familiar with the syntax. We’ve been using these in Firefox DevTools code for nearly… Read More »