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CVS Is Dumb

2020-07-15 8 min read Rants Tech explained Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

So I was going back through my list of version control systems, and something hit me. CVS isn’t just kinda old and worn out, it’s downright backwards and dumb. Heck, CVS over the network is something that, in all seriousness, should not exist.

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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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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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Understanding Robots.txt and Sitemap.xml

2020-02-19 7 min read Tech explained Webdev and administration Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

For those unaware, there are two special files that almost all websites use to influence how visitors see them. Not human visitors, but bots - web crawlers, search engines, one of the many various “internet archival” sites, you name it. Maybe you’d like to know this because you’re building up a website or service, or maybe you’re just curious on how to read them. In either case, let’s get to explaining.

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