In the summer this place usually lights up with dandelions and buttercups. Dandelions are not the prettiest flower but when they turn into seeds things sure do change dramatically:
I have been using Apple Airport WiFi access points for the longest of time, and they used to work quite well. However, I found that their coverage were not always too great. If you have three stories or many walls between the access point and your device, the link quality will suffer greatly. The obvious solution is to add another airport and use it as a range extender. That works - to an extent. Bandwidth is reduced and the devices attached to the extender does not have near as reliable link as when connected to the main access point.
You can always hook up an ethernet cable to the second airport and put both on the same network, called a roaming network. But I never had terribly good experiences with this as it was hard to manage and know when you are connected to which base station (it is possible, but awkward as sometimes only MAC addresses show in Airport Utility).
Moving to two Unify AP-AC-Pro in mesh configuration solved all my issues. The best performance I have yet measured for a transfer from a device on ethernet to a WiFi enabled MacBook Pro is show below. That is using a file copy from the LAN machine to the WiFi machine using AFP. 1m22s to copy a 5.6GB file is not too shabby for WiFi.
Many people, especially millennials, question the practise of printing one's (digital) photos. With the prevalence of social media, including sites such as Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, Flickr and so on, sharing your photos is so much easier when sticking to a digital workflow. Besides - digital photography costs nothing (except for the initial investment in equipment). Printing can be very expensive.
This is not a long, detailed debate. It is a singular observation as there are many arguments for printing your photos, in addition to the reason discussed in this post.
Take a look at this photograph I took a couple of days ago of some wild flowers. My computer monitor is based on an IPS panel, so although it cannot render all Adobe RGB or P3 or even sRGB colours, it is considered much better than many computer / mobile phone monitors out there. It is colour calibrated as well. Take a look what happens when I ask Lightroom to simulate which colours will be clipped when rendered on a device that can display all sRGB colours (the standard used on 99.9% of all computer monitors):
Seems like this one finally decided to jump from my window sill to the bird feeder. Impressive.
Sorry for the bad photo - had to make do with a grab shot from my iPhone through a window.
Watch out for this - it is quite obvious but if you are in desperate need for cash, do not fall for it. I just received an SMS message:
First warning: Canadians do not write the $ sign after the amount. CRA will never send Interact payments to you personally - they send cheques. Then there is the URL.