Comparing a cheap air puffer to a brand-name model. You get what you pay for, even when it comes to a simple product like an air puffer/blower.
The new Firefox version for Android comes with big changes under the hood, but also drops support for thousands of extensions, and is less configurable.
I browse for items on Amazon UK, ordered through Amazon Germany, items get shipped from the UK through Denmark, and somehow still arrive in Norway in two days.
Hibernation requires that you can swap data out of volatile memory into something that will persist through a power cycle. A tmpfs in RAM isn’t the best option.
Anyone can donate PC power to medical science with Folding@home. Here’s how to schedule it to only run at night during winter. For macOS, Windows 10, and Linux.
RunCat is a desktop pet that lives in your Mac’s top bar. It runs faster when your Mac is busy but it can also prevent it from entering energy-saving modes.
The new energy-efficiency labels contain information on how long products will receive software and firmware updates, spare parts availability, and support.
FLIF makes big claims on file size savings but lossless WebP delivers.
I got impressive results when comparing AVIF and WebP images at the same visual quality (using DSSIM). AVIF’s 85th percentile was the same as WebP’s 15th!
Batch encoding images into WebP? Enable Sharp YUV for higher visual quality results at only a tiny increase in file sizes at a one-time cost to processor time.
Configure your Fedora Workstation’s boot environment to support system hibernation/suspend-to-disk. Lets you fully power-off your computer and resume your work later.
Get instructions for how to configure your computer lock itself at a specific time (such as your bedtime) for macOS, Windows 10, and Linux.
Update (): Cloudflare has been added to the table. It supports RFC 5861 even on its free tier, but only when the Origin Cache Control feature is enabled.
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Update (): Canonical has announced it will remove popcon from the default Ubuntu installation image. The system had fallen into disrepair and didn’t see much use.
Update (): Google has stopped supporting the ad balance option. They’ve not published any details explaining the change. The article is left unchanged for those interested in how this featured worked historically.
Update (): The Wayback Machine extension is no longer available in the Google Chrome Store. There are other extensions available with similar functionality.
Update (): Apple has now also added WebP support to Safari as of version 14.