Anyone who wants to record speech for video productions often has to struggle with audio quality problems: built-in microphones record lens noises, freely positioned audio recorders record ambient noise or produce too loud noise. For interview situations I can recommend a cheap clip-on microphone for less than 25€.
Plant granulate for indoor plants is a great thing: it stores water longer than conventional potting soil, prevents waterlogging and insect infestation. A round thing, if it weren’t for the red colour, which takes some getting used to. Are there alternatives to the reddish plant granulate?
For about $75 we can set up our own ADS-B receiver to receive position data from nearby airplanes. For this we need a RTL2832U capable USB DVB-T stick and a Raspberry Pi or Mac. If we like, we can then share the received data with Planefinder.com or flighttracker24.com.
The outbreak of the corona virus paralyses public life and the economy. Photographers may now wonder what to do to pass the unwanted free time. In my collection I give a few tips.
With the WAGO gel box, Series 221 and 2273 connection terminal blocks can now be used outdoors and in damp and wet environments. Place the terminal block in the gel box, close the gel box, and that’s it: water has no chance. Ingenious.
Osram will switch off the Lightify Cloud from August 21, 2021. Anyone who has controlled their Lightify lights via the Lightify App until then will now lose this option. However, the hardware, such as lamps and luminaires, can still be used with other controllers. Here is the ultimate list of alternative controllers.
On March 9, 2020, Osram informed Lightify users about the discontinuation of the Lightify Cloud. Here is the exact wording of the announcement and suitable alternatives.
With only 3 words, any place on the planet can be determined accurately. Thus, even places can be found which cannot be found with a classical address system due to a lack of street names. For this purpose, the earth is divided into 3m² rectangles and each of these rectangles is assigned three consecutive words.
When it comes to implementing fingerprint solutions for time recording or access control, many companies have so far laughed about the hygiene aspects. The coronavirus and the associated preventive measures and media attention finally make this argument appear legitimate.
With the help of Bitlocker I encrypted an external hard disk. The first time I tried to decrypt it with my password, the nasty surprise followed. The password was not accepted. The reason for this is that I used a password of more than 100 digits and Microsoft does not consider it necessary to inform the user during the initial encryption that Bitlocker will only use the first 100 digits for encryption.
In February I ordered two new light strips for studio lighting. While one strip was found without any problems from the Hue Bridge, the second one made bitch. No matter how long I searched for new lamps, the Bridge did not find the new LED strip. By chance I discovered how to fix the problem.
If Google still shows old data of our website in the search results and we want to update it, we can ask Google for re-indexing.