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December 11, 2017

Lightroom CC has the essential options, where the old Lightroom had options for every single possible thing imaginable. For example the old “export” have been replaced with a “Save To” with three options File Type, Location and Size. But my impression is that it is much slower than the old export.

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December 11, 2017

The speed of navigating between photos in Lightroom CC seems to be roughly the same as in Classic. But the killer in terms of speed is that you don’t need to jump between library and “develop”. It will probably result in me editing way more of my photos than before.

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December 11, 2017

All the previews are generated in the cloud, or I do at least think they are. Which means that it may take more or less time before you can process your images after a import; it all depends on the speed of your internet connection.

For me, it took way less time when I imported two 64GB cards yesterday. But I have a very fast 120mbit connection.

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December 11, 2017

The process of importing new photos into CC is much more streamlined than in Classic. It’s just add; not “move”, “copy” and “copy as DNG”. You just copy them in as is. I would prefer a option for them to be converted to DNG. But that might show up in the future.

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December 11, 2017

I’ve bought a second hand ThinkPad, because it’s been way too long since I played around with desktop Linux.

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December 11, 2017

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December 11, 2017

Looks like my Pilot Falcon will arrive tomorrow.

Charging the iPhone 8 Plus

December 11, 2017

It takes forever to charge the iPhone 8 Plus using the charger and cable you got with the phone; and it is a little bit better if you use a iPad charger. But it still takes a very long time.

But, you can get faster charging if you take one of the Apple MacBook Pro USB C bricks and plug one of the LIghtning to USB-C cables into it. My impression is that it charges around twice the speed.

Which brings me to my point. Why can’t Apple start to bundle better chargers with their devices? Or at least a cheap version of their current chargers with USB-C instead of USB-A. To charge using the USB-A cables is horrible. It takes forever. It is bad user experience to wait longer.

I get the margins argument, that people use every time someone thinks Apple should do better. And, yes, I get that. But I just want Apple to start moving in the right direction. Because if Apple comes out with phones with bigger and bigger batteries, the charging over USB-A thing will become a joke.

If you want faster charging: get a MacBook Pro power brick (the 13 inch version is good enough) and a Lightning to USB-C cable.

React

December 11, 2017

One of the first things I wrote down in my notebook as I was planning or trying to figure out if there was enough stuff to write about to do this site was a React introduction. I know React fairly well, and have been working full time with it for quite a while now. I’m not sure how many things there will be to write about React. But I assume there will be a few weeks with React related content.

I’m going to start with basics and then move on to more advanced topics and try to cover the different aspects one have to consider writing an React app. This will also be a excellent opportunity for me to learn the various parts of React I personally don’t use.

The goal at the end of this small or large series of posts will be that you know everything you need to know to build from small apps to large apps; with or without server side rendering.

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December 10, 2017

I’m fairly happy with the experience of moving over to Lightroom CC this far. Uploads are as fast as I let them to be. And dealing with CC is far less complicated than Classic. No options during import and the previews are hidden under the hood.

There is also a downloader for those of us that want to make backups.