Since the Android 11 update bricked my Pixel 3 in September, I have been in a weird place with my phone. For two months, I was using the iPhone 8. For one month, I was using the Moto G Fast. I didn’t like either phone as much as I liked my Pixel 3. I finally …Continue reading "Thoughts on the Pixel 4a 5g"
Last week, we talked about CSS sprites and a large benefit of it was that the user didn’t need to retrieve as many image files from the server. This week, we are going to look at how to not need to retrieve ANY image files from the server. The method is something called data URLs. …Continue reading "Data URLs"
Back in September, the Android 11 update bricked my Pixel 3. That left me with the option of using my Motorola Moto E5 or my iPhone 8 (the two phones that I keep around for device testing). I spent September and October using the iPhone 8 (and kind of hated every moment of it). At …Continue reading "A month with the Motorola Moto G Fast"
CSS sprites is a method where you take multiple images and combine them into one single image so that you can use to reduce the number of assets that are loaded when someone visits the webpage. I don’t think that it does anything for the total download size of the images but it does reduce …Continue reading "CSS Sprites"
Back in 2012, I backed the Pebble e-paper watch on kickstarter. My thought at the time was that it would be a good way of looking at my messages without pulling out my phone. It worked fine for that but it is a pretty limited use case and you still need to be within bluetooth …Continue reading "Thoughts on the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 GPS Smartwatch"
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on both my physical and mental health. I don’t think that I am alone in that.Continue reading "Fitness in 2020"
Today is November 3 in the United States and that means that today is election day. I hope that you have voted by now but if you haven’t, you are going to need to know where to go. Vote.org has a very nice site for finding your polling place. Usa.gov has a perfectly usable one …Continue reading "Election Day in America"