Three Months With The iPhone

It’s been a little over three months since I’ve been using my iPhone full time, so I figured it was time to provide an update to the original post (The Perfect Cell Phone (for Me) Doesn’t Exist. Or… Why I Finally Broke Down and Bought an iPhone) with my thoughts. So, has anything changed? Well I still hate Apple. But the iPhone… it’s significantly better than the last time I tried to use one.

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H.264 Encoding Versus H.265 Encoding

As I’ve mentioned previously I like to collect things. That includes DVD’s and Blu-Rays of my favourite movies and TV shows. As of this writing, my collection is currently 184 movies and 27 TV shows. Some TV shows are complete, while others are still individual seasons. Like most collections it’s a never-ending work in progress. I don’t have them catalogued yet, but once I do you’ll be able to see them on my Collections page.

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I hate Apple. I don’t like the company. I don’t like their business practices (for the most part), and I’m not a real big fan of their UI/UX/interface design either. At home, I run everything on Linux, with the exception of a Windows desktop I use for gaming. I like knowing what my systems are doing, and being able to get into the guts of things to fix them if needed.

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Using Crave With Ad-Blockers

In today’s online world, there’s an ongoing conflict between content creators who want (and deserve) to make money from their projects, and the end users who are tired of being inundated with ads and having their privacy and personal security breached by tracking software aimed at following their every move online.

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Logging Into Zoneminder Using an Authentication Hash

In a previous post on Using a Raspberry Pi For Digital Signage, I mentioned that I was using my Raspberry Pi as a display for viewing the cameras for my Zoneminder system. Since I didn’t want to put a plaintext password into a script, I was wondering if there was some other solution I could use to have the script pass the login information to the Zoneminder server. As it turns out, Zoneminder has this feature built-in!.

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Creating Digital Collections

I like collecting things. On one hand this is a problem, because I currently have way too many things. On the other, having different kinds of collections just makes me happy. I have many different kinds of collections. There are my books, DVDs and Blu-Rays, Pop figures, enamel pins, model vehicles, posters, etc. I decided a couple of months ago that I would like to document everything I have digitally. This will make it easier to find what I currently have (very useful during those times I’m at the bookstore and can’t remember if I bought a particular book or not because I hadn’t read it yet) and will also serve the purpose of helping identify what I had should I ever need to replace items (think fire, flood, etc.

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