This post describes how to protect the individual parts of a bike – such as saddle, wheels, stem and fork – against theft.Continue reading “How to protect bike components against theft”
This is the first post of a series of posts about things I really dislike about Mac OS X.
When I came to the Mac from Windows and Linux about 12 years ago, I was shocked to notice one functionality which is missing in the Mac OS X Finder: The possibility to cut one or more files (or directories) and paste them elsewhere.
And still, even after 12 years of using a Mac, this topic regularly bothers me. And I still haven’t found any reason why Apple doesn’t allow cutting and pasting of files and folders. Continue reading “Things to Dislike about Mac OS X: 1 – No Cut and Paste in Finder”
The Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT is a really good GPS cycling computer. This becomes clear when looking at most of the product reviews, and I can also second it from my personal experience.
But can it be used for mountain biking as well, especially for riding single tracks, including routing?
I’ve been using the Olympus OM-D E-M10 micro four thirds interchangeable lens camera for a few weeks now.
After getting over a steep learning curve, this is a really great camera. I still have a number of gripes about it that I’d like to see fixed in a future firmware update (where possible) or at least in a future camera model.
Using Wi-Fi to Transfer Images to Your Computer
This camera has a big “WiFi certified” logo on the box and a Wi-Fi button on the touch screen. So I assumed that you could transfer images to your computer using your local WLAN network.
If you have a German computer with a German QWERTZ keyboard layout but you actually speak Romanian, or want to use the keyboard to type in the Romanian language most of the time, you can download and install the following keyboard layout on Windows.
It contains the Romanian characters ă, î, ș as main keys (without modifier keys):
With Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), Apple decided to change the green button in the window title bar to trigger fullscreen mode (in most applications):
The behavior of this button in all versions of Mac OS X up to 10.9 (Mavericks), was to “zoom” the window, that is, make it as large as the content displayed in the window.
The new behavior of this button in Yosemite is not very useful, for several reasons explained in my post Why the New Fullscreen Button in Mac OS X Yosemite Is Bad.
So if you feel that you want to have the old Mavericks behavior back, read on.
In Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), Apple changed the window interaction buttons. This change does not improve Mac OS X usability. This post explains why this is so.
Before Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), Mac OS usually provided three buttons for window interactions:
The green button was used to “zoom” the window, meaning that the window would enlarge to display all the window content. Because the application would decide how to handle the content, the zoom behaves a bit inconsistent: sometimes it would make the window as large as the whole screen (maximizing it), sometimes the window would only enlarge to fill a certain amount of the screen.
Mac OS X also displayed a fourth button to make the window fullscreen, for applications that supported this mode:
But in the latest version of Mac OS X, 10.10 Yosemite, the situation has become an unfortunate mess for the long term Mac OS user.
This post describes how to set up the Dvorak keyboard layout on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.
Update: Now also available as a portable version for Windows (admin permissions not required).
Basically, the standard qwerty/qwertz keyboard layout is bad. That’s why the Dvorak layout was developed. The only problem is that not all good things make it and become a standard.
Let’s take a look at a typical German Dvorak layout:
Read on for instructions how to set it up on your Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux computer.
LaTeX is a great document description language that allows anyone to create documents and papers with a professionally looking layout.
This post describes some handy tricks how to easily type German Umlauts, how to achieve better font rendering in PDF files created by LaTeX on Linux, and more.
This page is about NHFS, a nonhierarchical file system.
I developed NHFS for my bachelor’s thesis in Cognitive Science. In short, NHFS allows you to file any file into any number of directories. Likewise, you may place any directory into as many directories as you like. NHFS therefore allows you to create a nonhierarchical directory structure with polyhierarchically connected files. All this is mostly backward compatible – this means, you can use it from any file manager, any other application, and also the command line.