Posted on Jun 9, 2018
When you’ve got a bunch of images to process, IrfanView makes the process simple and quick. Here’s an example of how to
Open IrfanView and do the following:
Posted on Jun 4, 2018
Posted on Jun 2, 2018
So, I’ve been trying to get more out of my music in terms of sound quality and experience. 6 years ago, I thought $30 Sony in-ear earphones were just as good as $200 earphones. Clearly my ears were not trained to know any better. As time went on, I slowly began to notice the difference between quality speakers and crappy ones. I still wanted earphones for their small size and I eventually settled on the BeatsX (bluetooth) which cost $109. The BeatsX are definitely much better than my $30 Sony earphones. Then, as time went on, I noticed that music played in my car sounded better than my BeatsX. One particular experience is the surround sound feeling you get from music in your car. With 6 separate speakers, the sounds from different instruments would appear to come from different directions in a very harmonious way. Since I wanted that experience at home, my research led me to a sound factor called soundstage. The soundstage is a speaker’s or headphone’s ability to add spatiality to the music you’re listening to. Rtings.com explains soundstage in detail and sorts headphones by soundstage. You can see the explanation and ranking at
Posted on May 31, 2018
When you need to annotate a document and explain certain parts of it, using arrows can be very helpful. If you’re on a Mac, adding arrows, both straight and curvy, is very easy using the Preview application. Here’s how to do it
You can also create straight lines by drawing a line. Preview will detect that you are trying to draw a line and make it straight for you.
Posted on May 18, 2018
Many people dread Ramadan, especially in the US since we don’t get to work half days, because working when your hungry is challenging and can sometimes give you a literal headache. Every year I research foods and try to find the right combination of types of food to eat right before fasting each day (around 4 AM). This year, 2018, I believe I’ve stumbled upon the perfect formula. Based on the USDA’s Dietary Reference Intake calculator, I should consume each day
Since we normally eat twice in Ramadan, once in the early morning before beginning your fast and once at night when breaking your fast, we can split these daily values (DV) up, e.g. in half, so that my target for breakfast in the morning would be
Fiber gets processed slowly in your stomach which makes you feel full longer. Protein is an essential source of energy.
So here’s my formula:
I like the Simply Balanced Organic to-go cups of oatmeal, available at Target. These cups cost $1.49 each and are super convenient to prepare in the morning. Just add water, microwave for 50 seconds, stir, eat, then throw away the cup. There are 3 flavors:
Posted on May 5, 2018
Recently my shower drain wasn’t draining water as fast as it used to. I normally use Drano but heard about the good reviews that Hair and Grease Drain Opener got which also comes with a money-back guarantee so I gave it a shot. Turns out it worked perfectly the first time. Here’s what I did:
Posted on May 4, 2018
Your concrete driveway will get ugly over time. There are many reasons for this such as
WARNING: Once you apply this stuff to your concrete, it will be extremely hard if not impossible to get off, which is a good if you like the end result but bad if you don’t.
Fortunately, you can easily cover up the non-uniformity of colors on your driveway with any one of the following products:
Posted on Apr 25, 2018