Friday, May 03, 2013

R.I.P. Jeff Hanneman

I remember reading the South Of Heaven cassette sleeve notes. In the middle of a song's lyrics there are lines like "LEAD: HANNEMAN". I was 11 or 12 years old and didn't know what this meant. Then I heard it, and at that moment I was enlightened.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Bouncing keys on Dell XPS 13 - Part 2

Yesterday's fix for key bounce on my laptop has hit its first roadblock: YubiKeys don't like being de-bounced. Filed on Launchpad as bug 1175771.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Bouncing keys on Dell XPS 13

I often get bouncing keys on my new Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition, where the machine registers multiple key-presses for a single physical tap. This makes me think "cheap", but nonetheless I have a workaround for Ubuntu users. Instructions for Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring):

  1. Open Settings > Universal Access.
  2. Switch to the Typing tab.
  3. Enable Bounce Keys.
  4. Slide the Acceptance delay slider close to the left (i.e. Short).

How to stop your Android phone from staying on all night in its dock

I charge my Google/Samsung Galaxy Nexus overnight, in a dock by my bed. Since the upgrade to Android 4.2 - or something else that happened around the same time - the screen has been staying on all night, showing the clock. I couldn't find anything in the settings to disable this, and searching around the web yielded nothing.

By accident I figured it out:

  1. Go into Settings > Display > Daydream.
  2. Turn it off.

Simple, but not obvious.