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macOS Big Sur: Apple, We Need to Talk

2020-07-02 6 min read Rants Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

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.

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Teknikaldomain.me Website Architecture Overview

2020-06-22 16 min read Behind the scenes Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

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.

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The Mirrorless Mode on DSLR Cameras

2020-06-18 4 min read Photography Tech explained Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

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?

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Engine Braking Is Objectively Good

2020-06-17 4 min read Cars Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

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.

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JPEG Vs. JFIF

2020-06-16 2 min read File formats Multimedia Tech explained Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

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?

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Regaining Hugo Image Processing

2020-06-15 6 min read Behind the scenes Blog improvements Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

So as of now, there’s about half as many LFS objects in this blog’s repository, the close size has fallen by, well, not exactly a rock, but by a noticeable amount, and as of now, all my images are around the same size again. So what gives?

Well like the trend is on this site, I offloaded some responsibility to something else. And by something, I once again mean Cloudflare. This time, not workers, but a feature standard with the Pro plan that I switched to a bit ago .

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