urn:uuid:d90bce67-8914-59e2-b563-5ef20f58d176 Topic: Review – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2021 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/favicon/favicon.svg 2021-06-17T14:42:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:205b275e-8a5c-4cc2-b14c-743b8f9e5eed 2021-06-17T14:42:00Z 2021-06-17T14:42:00Z Review of Logitech K835 tenkeyless mechanical keyboard The Logitech K835 TKL is a low-latency and well-built budget keyboard. Mechanical keyboards aren’t just for gamers with too much disposable income! <p>Logitech has set out to prove that mechanical keyboards aren’t just for gamers with too much disposable income and an unhealthy obsession for blinking lights! The Logitech K835 is a tenkeyless (TKL, meaning a regularly sized keyboard without the numpad) mechanical budget keyboard. It has an open-body design built on an aluminum plate on a plastic shell featuring either TTC tactile (“blue”) or TTC linear (“red”) key switches.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/review-logitech-k835-tkl.html#src=feed">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:08f69157-4809-4616-a48c-2a402f388b33 2020-12-16T09:21:00Z 2020-12-16T09:21:00Z A technical and privacy review of Cloudflare Web Analytics Cloudflare has launched a new free web analytics/visitor-counting service. It promises to put end-user privacy first. The service has plenty of room to improve. <p>Last week, Cloudflare announced its new Web Analytics service: a cost-free stand-alone product for counting website visitors. In its announcement, Cloudflare promised that its new service puts privacy first, doesn’t collect any personal information, and doesn’t use persistent tracking such as cookies.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/review-cloudflare-analytics.html#src=feed">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:57abc29b-2dab-456e-a166-8882c84b6b87 2020-09-08T12:00:00Z 2020-09-09T08:01:00Z Linux on Lenovo ThinkPad T14: great except the webcam/mic Lenovo continues its tradition of excellent Linux hardware support on the ThinkPad T14. Except minor issues with the built-in webcams and microphone. <p>My significant other has bought the new AMD-powered Lenovo ThinkPad T14 with Windows 10 pre-installed. The T14 is a high-end but cheap ThinkPad model with a powerful third-generation AMD Ryzen 7 processor inside. I’ve set it up with dual-booting and Fedora Linux to test how well it works out of the box.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/lenovo-thinkpad-t14-fedora.html#src=feed">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:c46608b1-95fe-4897-a4d7-0a1e7551c895 2020-08-10T05:16:00Z 2020-08-10T05:16:00Z The $10 LensPen Hurricane Blower vs a $1 air puffer Comparing a cheap air puffer to a brand-name model. You get what you pay for, even when it comes to a simple product like an air puffer/blower. <p>I had trouble getting hold of an air puffer earlier this year, because of the global disruptions to retail supply chains. Air puffers are used to dust off sensitive equipment like camera lenses and sensors, printed circuit boards, and electronics. It’s also well suited for dedusting difficult-to-clean living room centerpieces like Lego space ship models. The one I had ordered didn’t arrive in months, so I picked up a cheap one when I came by one. Of course, the one I’d ordered months earlier arrived the next day. I decided to make a quick comparison review as I had ended up with two air puffers of very different quality.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/review-air-puffers.html#src=feed">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:71674821-42fa-4f3b-89e4-75b57c4afe88 2020-08-05T19:22:00Z 2020-08-27T14:49:00Z Review of Firefox “Daylight” for Android The new Firefox version for Android comes with big changes under the hood, but also drops support for thousands of extensions, and is less configurable. <p>Mozilla has released its redesigned and rearchitected Firefox browser for Android (codename “Daylight” <em>and</em> “Fenix”) through the Google Play Store everywhere. Here’s my review of Mozilla’s new flagship mobile browser as a long-time user and as an extension developer.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/review-firefox-fenix-android.html#src=feed">Read more …</a></p>