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# macOS Big Sur: Apple, We Need to Talk

See, I have this love-hate thing with Apple Inc. I love the design of their operating systems, but I hate… just about everything else. And with the release of macOS 11.0 “Big Sur”, well, yeah, that took away most of what I like.

I get that it’s a move towards unifying the fragmented state of Apple device OSes, but still… I really think we lost something in the process.

# Teknikaldomain.me Website Architecture Overview

So I just checked in with initialcommit.io , the website run by Jacob Stopak, the same person I collaborated with to help explain the internals of version control systems, not once , but twice even. And he published an overview of how he made the site, and what tools he used. As I was looking, I noticed, we took a very different approach to get to two similar endpoints.

If you just want to see what I did, read on. If you want to see the differences, or are just curious about the various ways that sites can be built, read his first, then come back with that knowledge in mind.

# Switching From Disqus to Commento(?)

So have you noticed that I’m now using Commento instead of Disqus for providiong comments under all my posts? No I’m serious, go take a look and then come back.

Oh, is.. is something wrong? It’s still Disqus, you say? Indeed it is, for pretty much, two reasons.

# Magnify and (Do Not Enhance) - Medium Zoom

So for a while now, any images that are put in the content text of a blog post have been links, you can click on one to be taken straight to the image file itself. Well if you haven’t noticed yet, that has just changed, and, in my opinion, a way that’s for the better. Meet Medium Zoom.

# The Mirrorless Mode on DSLR Cameras

Note: I’m a Nikon person. Say what you wish, but my experience is with Nikon. Other manufacturers may vary.

Just about every modern DSLR has a few shooting modes. Single, continuous, quiet, and so on. Well, one of those modes turns the camera into, for usability purposes, a little mirrorless, without, well.. most of the benefits of a mirrorless. What am I talking about? Well, live view, what else?

# Engine Braking Is Objectively Good

When I say engine braking, I mean real engine braking, not a Jacobs brake, I’ll get to the difference in a second. No, I mean using the forces at work inside an unpowered gasoline engine to decelerate said gasoline engine without any external assistance. Why do I say it’s better? Because you’re not grinding down your brake pads to help you stop.

# JPEG Vs. JFIF

So everyone knows a JPEG file by it’s extension, .jpg. But look at it with the file tool, and you get something like this:

findcover.jpg: JPEG image data, JFIF standard 1.01, aspect ratio, density 1x1, segment length 16, baseline, precision 8, 1600x900, frames 3


“JPEG image data, JFIF standard 1.01”. So, what exactly is the difference in these two? And furthermore.. why are we using the wrong name for the file format in the first place?