Friday, September 28, 2012

Android Camera crashes

Unfortunately this struck while I was on vacation! The camera on my Android phone started saying "The application Camera (process has stopped unexpectedly." with "Force Close" as my only choice more often than not. The suggestion of resetting all Camera application options didn't work for me until I also rebooted. I did not lose any pictures, just customizations like geotagging.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Grocery Lists for Android

I know lifehacker likes Grocery IQ, and it does have the coupon tie-in since it's from if you're into that. However, after this trip, Grocery IQ won't be on my phone, and ZipList will stay. For lists of about the same size, Grocery IQ is using 5 MB of user data (and I'm running low on main memory even though it's installed on SD, and deleting items then clearing the history helped), while ZipList is using 104 KB for user data. That's a huge difference when I'm not using the coupon tie-in! So ZipList wins for me.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Wireshark 1.8.0 capture-filter

At least for what I do, the capture-filter options in Wireshark 1.8.0 are definitely on the Need To Know list! I agree with the comment that frequently-used options should not hide behind a double-click. I've been known to mark "too much clicking" as a negative point for an application.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

All About Flour

Flour isn't simple! This reference explains flour types (hard or soft, red or white, and spring or winter), production, and analysis. The next thing to know is the more protein, the less water needed. And this is why you may need to bake "by feel" to adjust the water-to-flour ratio for the best results.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Easy Fix

Well, I think that was one of the easiest fixes ever! I had an external monitor hooked up to my home laptop for extra pixels. I used the mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter that came with my laptop. The monitor developed interesting colors and patterns, so I quit using. When my 4-year-old asked for his own computer (ORLY?), I borrowed a Mac mini from a co-worker, and decided to try the failing monitor. However, the Mac mini only had DVI so I dug up a DVI cable ... and the monitor has been working perfectly ever since! Something in my VGA chain (the adapter, the cable, or the monitor's VGA connection) had gone bad, but it didn't affect the display on the DVI chain.

I love it when monitors are that easy to fix!