urn:uuid:c334aaf1-f1a9-5d2b-8f79-8d03fa787cb0 Ctrl blog (Updates) Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2021 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/favicon/favicon.svg 2021-11-10T10:12:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:b06d2e11-fe7a-42d9-9261-a281e37263f1 2021-11-10T10:12:00Z [Updated] EdgeDeflector enforces your default browser setting in Windows EdgeDeflector stops Windows from forces-opening links in Microsoft Edge, and makes Windows respect the system-wide default web browser setting instead. <p>EdgeDeflector stops Windows from forces-opening links in Microsoft Edge, and makes Windows respect the system-wide default web browser setting instead.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/edgedeflector-default-browser.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:54c995bb-74e5-479a-ba36-d14c653b94bf 2021-10-11T11:08:00Z [Updated] Fix the “Your File History drive was disconnected for too long” error How to reconnect the Windows Backup or File History drives when Windows complains that is has been disconnected for too long (even when it hasn’t.) <p>How to reconnect the Windows Backup or File History drives when Windows complains that is has been disconnected for too long (even when it hasn’t.)</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/how-to-reconnect-file-history-drive.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:e48ef64a-6199-4e6e-a159-7162fd46e1e3 2021-09-27T04:12:00Z [Updated] Brave reduces the page load performance cost of its adblocker The Brave browser has significantly cut the page load time overhead of its adblocker. Brave loaded pages slower than competing browsers without adblockers. <p>The Brave browser has significantly cut the page load time overhead of its adblocker. Brave loaded pages slower than competing browsers without adblockers.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/brave-ab-performance.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:08f69157-4809-4616-a48c-2a402f388b33 2021-09-16T19:43:00Z [Updated] 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>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> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/review-cloudflare-analytics.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:5eb03989-64e5-4960-b471-633415385cc0 2021-08-16T16:41:00Z [Updated] What domain name to use for your home network Always use the ‘.home.arpa’ top-level domain (RFC 8375), and don’t use the special-purpose ‘.local,’ or made-up undelegated domain names like ‘.lan’ or ‘.home.’ <p>Always use the ‘.home.arpa’ top-level domain (RFC 8375), and don’t use the special-purpose ‘.local,’ or made-up undelegated domain names like ‘.lan’ or ‘.home.’</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/homenet-domain-name.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:5c6328db-1492-4b33-bc96-3d8a62de171e 2021-08-14T18:16:00Z [Updated] The abysmal state of backup on Android Android’s app isolation and security policies make it difficult to back up your phone. Here are some [poor] alternatives for both unrooted and rooted devices. <p>Android’s app isolation and security policies make it difficult to back up your phone. Here are some [poor] alternatives for both unrooted and rooted devices.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/abysmal-android-backups.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:820202d3-0f34-4f2e-9b8c-b87a7dfb549c 2021-08-12T18:11:00Z [Updated] Comparing AVIF vs WebP file sizes at the same DSSIM I got impressive results when comparing AVIF and WebP images at the same visual quality (using DSSIM.) AVIF’s 85th percentile was the same as WebP’s 15th! <p>I got impressive results when comparing AVIF and WebP images at the same visual quality (using DSSIM.) AVIF’s 85th percentile was the same as WebP’s 15th!</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/webp-avif-comparison.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:85e7be00-6dfb-4760-8b25-53ca6ea4b9c6 2021-07-27T18:52:00Z [Updated] Inconsistent user-experiences with native lazy-loading images Web browsers has different priorities and user experience trade-offs in their lazy-loading image implementations. Firefox and Safari vastly different to Chrome. <p>Web browsers has different priorities and user experience trade-offs in their lazy-loading image implementations. Firefox and Safari vastly different to Chrome.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/lazy-loading-viewports.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:56672393-94ec-4945-a084-1baf3a863242 2021-07-27T13:30:00Z [Updated] Use different search providers for every search with RandSearch Set your web browser to search with RandSearch. It uses a random search engine to fulfill your searches. Get different perspectives, ideas, and results. <p>Set your web browser to search with RandSearch. It uses a random search engine to fulfill your searches. Get different perspectives, ideas, and results.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/randsearch.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:1962a635-3046-4644-ac91-f1543f7cee74 2021-07-22T13:42:00Z [Updated] FreeStyle Libre Reader device versus the LibreLink app The pros and cons of using Abbott’s dedicated Reader device or the LibreLink mobile app to read your levels with the FreeStyle Libre flash-glucose Sensor. <p>The pros and cons of using Abbott’s dedicated Reader device or the LibreLink mobile app to read your levels with the FreeStyle Libre flash-glucose Sensor.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/freestyle-libre-reader-vs-app.html">Read more …</a></p>