hjertnes.blog

Smarter power management on iOS

09.02.2018 01:00

Power management on iOS is usually pretty great. But there is one one thing that always drive me nuts. This is not a huge problem before your phone gets older than a year and the battery starts to degrade.

Anyways.

I take train to and from the office more or less every single day. Usually 3-5 days a week. And the receptions is poor most of the time. The way phones work when it is poor is that they start to increase the amplification of the cellar antenna to do everything in their power (pun intended) to get a connection. This means that your phone will use a lot more battery when the reception is poor.

This is how it works, and I don’t have a huge problem with it in general. It’s fine to do this if this is a place you only travel once or not that often. But when it comes to a train ride that I take every day, I don’t think it’s fine.

Apple knows where I am (GPS) and they know the reception is bad. How about learning that there are no reception here, and only re-try once a month or something?

The single most important resource for web developers

09.02.2018 01:00

I love Mozilla, I used the Mozilla browser back in the day, and I used Firefox up until the Chrome beta for OS X / Linux came out. But the best thing they do/have done is developer.mozilla.com

Why I use Overcast

09.02.2018 01:00

I have been using Overcast for all of my podcast playing since the day Marco released it. And while I have tested out other apps since then I have stayed with Overcast, for the same reason I stayed with Instapaper all the time I used a dedicated read it later service (I use Pinboard these days). The reason is not about features, because most of the apps have more or less the same features these days. But instead it is about the design of the app.

Overcast has great design. But it isn’t the most beautiful app, and it isn’t a turd either. There are four widely used podcasting apps on iOS, as far as I can see. Overcast, Podcast, PocketCast and Castro. I have only launched the official apple app once, and I have less than zero interest in it. PocketCast is a great app, but the design is not my kind of thing. It feels way too much like a Windows or Android app for me. And Castro on the other hand is too much in the pretty over usability camp.

Overcast is minimal, but still looks great. And is very easy to use.

#

08.02.2018 01:00

I really enjoy using mu4e as my e-mail client.

#

08.02.2018 01:00

This roll of HP5 looks like a lot of “what the fuck did I do”

#

08.02.2018 01:00

[@jack]1 Have you ever pulled HP5 to 100 or 200?

#

08.02.2018 01:00

My favourite design detail on old Nikon film cameras is that you use a coin to unscrew the battery cap.

JavaScript Editors

08.02.2018 01:00

Two of the most popular editors for web developers these days are Atom and Visual Studio Code.

Both of them are developed using JavaScript and Electron. Both are great for web development and especially JavaScript. They are very similar, but still very different. I personally greatly prefer Visual Studio Code over Atom because of the fundamental differences.

Atom is a very flexible editor, you can use it as a basis to build entire IDE, like Facebook have done for their React Native IDE. To put flexibility before speed can give you some interesting results. Visual Studio Code on the other hand have a rich and flexible extension echo system, but it is far from as flexible.

I personally think VS Code is better. It is much faster. And I have zero tolerance for editors that are slow.

Pick your poison.

#

07.02.2018 01:00

☕️

#

07.02.2018 01:00

Macdrifter: 10 Steps For Buying a New Mac:

Feel comfort in your frugal choice not to add Final Cut for an additional $400.