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USB-C cable colour codes

This ha caught me out a couple of times recently. I wanted a USB-C extension cable to keep my desk clear of clutter. Every one I've tried can't handle data to attached USB 2/3 hubs although it does seem to power them.

There's another issue too, where displays attached work fine until unplugged. For some reason the computer continues to think it's attached even when tie is severed completely. Only a hard restart solves the issue. Not limited to any particular cable, as I've tried a few and had the same issue.

For the USB 2/3 issue, apparently part of it is down to orientation of the cable which defeats one of the selling points of USB-C. The other I haven't found a solution to so I'm stuck with dongles hanging out of my MacBook Pro for now.

Posted 12th Aug 2021 @ 17:14

King of Creamz takeover at BBC ICECREAM

I still remember walking into Harvey Nichols to see the first Ice Cream shoes in person and not being able to believe that there were casual shoes like this that were worth over £100. Either they were marked up at £125 or £150. Fast forward a couple of years and I managed to find two pairs for way way less once the BBC / Reebok deal went sour.

I really should clean mine up and get them appraised.

Posted 11th Aug 2021 @ 19:42

Always close your font tags

Via Kottke's quick links this made me laugh. Scroll to see how crazy some of the font sizes get because of font tags that haven't been closed correctly.

My first thought that this was probably built in Dreamweaver which is unbelievable forgiving. After inspecting the code it was built using Microsoft FrontPage 5. The page linked to is from 2014 and that particular version of FrontPage is from between 1999 and 2001!

While these apps lowered the barrier to working with HTML, they were absolutely awful at what they did.

Posted 9th Aug 2021 @ 13:50

Paint everything everywhere!

Fun game where you need to move every 'brush' across every part of the screen to paint it.

Posted 9th Aug 2021 @ 11:00

Photos don't capture the moment

Something I've said to myself many times about many subjects and scenes for well over a decade.

“this picture doesnt do this sunrise justice”

I've had a camera phone in some shape of form for at least the last 15 years and while it's hard to believe some of the memories they can capture there are times when they just don't do it justice. Bigger cameras too.

Posted 8th Aug 2021 @ 19:28

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