12 Apr 2017 - stronk
I’ve created a fully customisable slider for all to use. Feel free to use, modify and give feedback
Of course, the slider is packed with features 🤓
- min/max/default values can be set
- slider-range is automatically adjusted for size of slider and min/max values
- shape / design of slider is customisable
- shape of hint is customisable
- error messages, warnings and feedback text is easily changed
Add as many sliders as you like: values are summed without the use of a global variable.
Users can edit the field, which changes the slider position. Plus they can use up/down arrow keys to increase/decrease values.
Easy to use
Includes a settings-panel for the Interaction-/UX-designer. The slider does not use global variables, so it is very easy to copy/paste.
Everything is commented, so it’s easy to learn the tricks I used. Nonetheless: I’d like to create a series of forum posts on my techniques, to discuss them with you all!
For now, I hope the slider becomes useful for you!
UX designers can set almost anything about the slider in the settings-page. Everything is accessible from within Axure.
25 Jan 2017 - stronk
So, I’m going through my photos and video on my Android and copying it to my computer for backup-purposes. Of course, WhatsApp is a large part of my life and there a lot of photos and videos “hidden” there as well.
Location of files
Not too hard to locate the files, they are in:
On either the internal of SD-card memory.
What to copy?
What do we keep and what do we remove? In my case, I’m only interested in photos and videos. So we keep the
WhatsApp Images and
WhatsApp Videos folders. In both folders you’ll notice a lot of files and a
And now the confusion starts!
The files in the
WhatsApp Images-folder appear to be a mix of photos you received and sent. If you used WhatsApp to take the photo, it will end up in both locations. If you made the photo outside of WhatsApp, it will only appear in the
The photo stored in the
Sent folder appears to be exactly as they were sent: a downsized version of the original with the edits you made in WhatsApp (for example a sticker or text you put on the image).
Conclusion: you can safely throw away the
Sent-folder without risk of losing any precious memories, unless you edit your photos in WhatsApp before sending them. In that case, you’ll want to save the
This is more tricky. WhatsApp appears to use the same trick here, but the videos in the
Sent-folder are sometimes larger than the ones in the root
WhatsApp Videos folder. Which is not what we expected from how the images folder was organized. So what’s going on?
It appears that WhatsApp tries to optimize some videos before sending them. This is not flawless, and sometimes results in a larger file.
Unlike photos, most videos made with WhatsApp are not reduced in file size before being sent. On the other hand, all videos taken outside of WhatsApp are resized.
Conclusion: we can also safely throw away the
Sent-folder here. The same caveat exists here: if you edit your video in WhatsApp (trimming for instance), you might want to keep the
Sent-folder after all.
When you send a photo or video from within WhatsApp, it gets stored twice. What’s worse, if you send the same file to multiple people or groups (but on different days) it also duplicates.
This makes for easy backing up as we don’t have to go through the
Sent-folder, but I was hoping WhatsApp would use
symlinks instead. Maybe it does and non-root users can’t see that?
I did my research on January 25th, 2017. WhatsApp may update the way this works. So before removing your Sent-folders, just doublecheck!
07 Dec 2016 - stronk
I’ve had the ‘pleasure’ of having to install Jekyll on different platforms and thought I’d share the findings.
This is the easy one. Install HomeBrew and run:
brew install jekyll
Grab a cup of coffee, you’re done!
On Ubuntu and Bash on Windows
Sadly, this one takes a bit more work. Do not run
sudo apt-get install jekyll, because it installs an ANCIENT Jekyll (
0.11.2), so the first step is to remove that if you’ve got it installed (
sudo apt-get remove jekyll).
There’s multiple ways to install, but the easiest I’ve found is adding a custom repository from Brightbox.
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:brightbox/ruby-ng
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ruby2.2 ruby2.2-dev
sudo gem install iconv posix-spawn mini_magick jekyll
The last step installs necessary gems for Jekyll, although gem ‘mini_magick’ is not strictly necessary.
On Windows you may need to close your terminal and reopen it to update your PATH)
Running Jekyll on Bash on Windows
Filewatchers aren’t working on Bash on Windows yet (in august at least). So if you run in Bash on Windows, you may need to run instead:
jekyll serve --force_polling
This will make sure the HTML/CSS will update when changes are made.
SUDO not working?
Now, on Windows the
sudo command may be borked. If you get the error “unable to resolve host NAME”, you’ll need to update your Linux hosts file (which is different from the Windows one). Here’s a guide. Basically, add the host name from
/etc/hostname to the file
22 Nov 2016 - project
Over the years I’ve come up with a lot of different ideas. I try to do something with all of them (like publish them here), but sadly most ideas just end up in a big Google Keep list…
Well, not anymore!
I’ve started a new project where I document my ideas and on top of that, try to implement the idea where possible.
Go ahead and take a look www.1001ideas.org.
28 Jul 2016 - project
Are you stressed or feeling down? And do you feel better reading about other people’s (first world) problems?
Then I’ve got just the solution for you: schadenfreude beach!
Look at a peaceful scene while reading all the #FML tags from Twitter.
Updates come in every 20 seconds, so you have a bit of time to take it all in.
Go on a 30 minute holiday at schadenfreude-beach and relax!
(since it’s raw twitter stuff, it may not be suited for work)