4 Tips for Posing Subjects by Wedding Photographer Lexia Frank. I really like the 2nd tip down, using the small box or brick to elevate one foot. #>
Drugslab. Interesting YouTube channel.
Drugslab is an educational YouTube channel about drugs. On this YouTube channel we will take in the drugs you want us to try. We do this in the name of science so we can show you what the effects of drugs are on the human body. You can suggest any type of drug by commenting in the comment section below our videos or by using the hashtag #drugslab.#>
Neat, I had no idea you could do automation with Google Sheets (their online spreadsheet app):
- Google Spreadsheets and Python
- Google add-ons
- Spreadsheet Automation Templates
- Extending Google Sheets
- Gdocs User Manager
Advertising online is getting to be too pervasive for me, so here's some solutions:
- Set up a cheap cloud hosted adblocker in an hour for $2.50 a month
- DNS-based Ad/Host Blocker for Android
- how to make the internet not suck (as much) (using a hosts file)
- DD-WRT ad blocking (block them on the router level)
- NetGuard is the first free and open source no-root firewall for Android.
Use the hardware-based full disk encryption of your TCG Opal SSD with msed. I found out that if your SSD (Solid State Disk) supports Opal then it has a hardware level encryption built-in. I wonder how I find out if my current disk has it... #>
SST Is A Very Tidy ESP8266 Smart Thermostat. I am super interested in replacing my thermostat with something like this, something where I have the ultimate control (I'm really unhappy with the constant "all data is online" push from crappy vendors.) #>
This Free Lightroom Plugin Reveals the Active Focus Point in Your Photos. There's been more than once where I've reviewed photos and asked "what the f-- did the camera actually focus on???" #>
Termux for Android. Oh hells yeah, especially since it's available on F-Droid. The website also includes instructions on using a soft keyboard so you can use things like the volume button to be able to hit the escape key (so useful in vi...) #>
Now that the idiots in the Senate have decided it's ok for your ISP to sell every bit of your internet usage it's probably worth setting up OpenVPN on a server you control (I have it on several machines so I can switch around). Some decent tutorials:
- OpenVPN and Ipsec L2tp server
- Don't Get Pwned on Public WiFi: Use Your Own VPN
- OpenVPN road warrior installer for Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS
- Simple OpenVPN installer, designed for raspberry pi.
- SSH Tunnel (always an excellent backup, setup is super simple).