Tech blog

This blog is for my future and past info and reviews on various tech stuff….


Phones / Phablets
Cameras
Compact cameras
Various tech
Various tech stuff
Reviews
Reviews
Resolution...
Resolution and Noise
 
Battery
Batteries and usage
PC
PC
Code
Code examples
TwoPlusTwo
Math
Other stuff
Other stuff

Newer reviews can be expected to be ongoing projects, with minor additions or corrections.

Note: When I rate stuff, a 10/10 does not indicate perfect in an absolute academic sense, but as in (at least) as good as could be expected at the time, minor flaws allowed. For portable devices typically limited by the size and weight. Value for money also counts. An electronic device that got a high score in 2005, most likely would seem like pure trash ten years later….


 

  • Android vs WPD bug. Wrong filesizes reported

    I stumbled upon a strange bug in what Android can report to e.g. Windows trough the MTP/WPD interface.

    Under some circumstances it reports a VERY wrong file size, but if you by WPD open a stream and copy the file until it sends no more bytes, it returns the correct full content.

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  • Fix for windows update issues, e.g. KB3213986

    Many people are experiencing issues installing the cumulative update KB3213986 

    And there are a lot of pages on this suggesting the usual stop/rename/start stuff, but that did not do the trick on a machine I had to fiddle with.

    The answer was .NET – again !!!

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  • Windows display scaling blurring legacy programs

    Windows display scaling is great for programs that support it. But certainly not for all.

    Especially legacy apps get blurred, so use integer only, if possible!

     

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  • Thinkpad X1 Yoga 14″ 20FQ, Review

    This is an almost perfect combination of an ultrabook and a tablet in 2016. 😀

     

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  • Get new/changed files from WPD-device, e.g. Android. Enhanced version of Christophe Geers’ PortableDevices

    I stumbled upon this nice project by Christophe Geers.

    And edited and enhanced it to a tool that works a bit like an advanced REPLACE /UPDATE  to a tree on the PC based on the name of the device and the drives it exposes.

    It is an efficient way to get changed & new files from a device to a PC.

    Update: Now supports Exclude also.

    It works with a WPD connected device, e.g. an Android device USB-connected in MTP or PTP mode.

    Here an example of some of the tree generated

    Most backup tools does NOT allow you to do an incremental backup, but they DO allow you to deselect e.g. images. So use this tool to do the incremental backup of the huge WPD-exposed stuff like the images/videos/music, and let your backup tool do backups of all the rest – and in more finite time than a total backup of everything every time – thus making it a bliss to take backups much more often….

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Newer postings are in English (well sort of, bare with me, non-native…), some earlier than 2010 just blunt copies of the texts in Danish.

Collecting of old stuff started May 2015. Entries are generally attempted dated with original stamps, even if they are somewhat updated since, several reviews have been ongoing ‘projects’.