LineageOS builds for the Galaxy S4 have started up again! only so far, and the …

LineageOS builds for the Galaxy S4 have started up again!

https://download.lineageos.org/jfltexx

Nightlies only so far, and the jump from discontinued 14.1 (Nougat-equivalent) to 16 (Pie-equivalent) is bigger than the updater app can handle, so it would need to be installed manually, but it’s back!

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The Lesser Evil of Selfie Sticks

The Lesser Evil of Selfie Sticks

I’ve known about portrait distance for a while, and often thought that was a downside of using fixed-lens phone cameras for portraits. To frame someone’s face in a phone you have to either zoom (losing detail) or hold it close enough that the viewing angles distort the face. I prefer using my phone for long shots and using a camera with an optical zoom for portraits.

Unexpected consequence:…

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The Lesser Evil of Selfie Sticks

https://hyperborea.org/journal/2018/03/lesser-evil-selfie-sticks/

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How We Hold Our Gadgets

An interesting look.

How We Hold Our Gadgets

Where do hands and fingers fall on the device? This question is the linchpin for every form factor this book examines, and the answer tells you how to design your layout for comfort and efficiency. Since we hold phones, phablets, tablets, and laptops very differently, it’s no surprise that each of these touchscreen variations has its own UI needs.

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Irony: Years ago, I wanted a smartphone so I could write down all the blog posts I compose in my head…

Irony: Years ago, I wanted a smartphone so I could write down all the blog posts I compose in my head when I’m away from a computer. Now that I have one, I end up reading Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus instead, and I compose blog posts in my head when I’m away from both my computer AND my phone. Maybe I just need a pencil and notepad.

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I wouldn’t say I’m considering getting a tablet for the DC relaunch

I wouldn’t say I’m considering getting a tablet for the DC relaunch, but I have added it to my list of other reasons I’m considering a tablet.

As much as I like print comics, I have to admit that I don’t re-read most of them, and I have a lot of long boxes. The idea of buying digital monthlies and then printed collections of the books I want to reread has a strong appeal.

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