Redshift Tray: A No-Frills GUI For The Excellent Redshift

Redshift Tray is a no-frills GUI for the excellent screen temperature adjustment tool Redshift by Jon Lund Steffensen. Redshift Tray allows you to:

  • Quickly enable/disable Redshift: double-click the tray icon
  • Force a full nighttime temperature adjustment, no matter what the actual time is
  • Pause the temperature adjustment for x minutes via Right Control + End
  • Adjust the screen brightness via Right Control + PgUp|Home|PgDn
  • Optionally update your current coordinates every time you enable Redshift (e.g. when traveling)

It also includes a set of optional hotkeys. Admittedly, these are entirely based on my personal preferences, but since this program is put together in AutoHotkey, it’s easy to add your own hotkeys and remove the ones you think are rubbish.

DroidShows: Reboot of DroidSeries TV Show Tracker

This fork of mine adds quite a bunch of features, among which an improved interface, a menu overflow button, quick search, separate archive/backlog list, swiping gestures, more show information, backup/restore, double episode entries clean-up, faster updating, cover and fan art view, a modern launcher icon and it speeds up responsiveness significantly by (more) efficient SQL queries and some threading. DroidShows only needs an internet connection when updating the show info or watching full-size posters.


Since Opera =< 12.x, I haven't found a single browser that had a proper implementation of mouse gestures. Firefox with its FireGestures came close, but it's heavy on your CPU and lacks a quick way to customize behaviors. For Chrome, there isn't a single extension that works properly or isn't too limited in its gestures or supported functions. Well, there was, but that one got pulled because of its built-in spyware and adware. What's more, in pages like chrome://extensions or the New Tab page these extensions have no permission to function, so you'll keep getting annoyed by not being able to use the gestures. Maxthon was the only one that came close to Opera's functionality, but you still can't add your own gestures or define your own behavior/function. So I was looking for a neat little tool to use mouse gestures, possibly even globally, that wouldn't be too invasive or use up too many resources. Finally I've found it.

TextSecure: Everything Right This Time


Now that we've established that going from WhatsApp to Telegram is a move that makes no sense at all: it's not safe, as discussed at UnhandledExpression, its "challenge" to hack it is no more than a publicity stunt for the ignorant masses, as Moxie sarcastically states, not to mention that if your reasoning is "I don't want Facebook to have all my data", switching to Telegram just means you can now worry about whether your contact info and that of all your friends went to the Russian big competitor VK, as your address book's numbers are saved onto their server, maybe it's time to shed some light on an alternative that does check all the right boxes, is as easy to use as WhatsApp, open source, and has people working on it that in fact know about encryption.

Best 2007 Movie

When having a get-together with some friends, one of us was anxious to show us a specific movie. None of us, however, were in the mood for a movie, being sure that we'd fall asleep. Nevertheless, we gave in and watched the movie. It was utter brilliance that reached us. Don't get fooled by the typical prejudices about films marked as 'science fiction', it simply doesn't apply to this movie. Furthermore, don't try to read anything about the movie before you see it, just watch it, it'll take only 80 minutes of your precious time, and it'll be well worth it. Jerome Bixby's The Man from Earth was the best movie I saw in 2007, without a doubt.

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