This is mostly for me so I can look it up again later: JPEG XL is a new (for appropriate definitions of "new") picture compression algorithm (and much more). One very interesting option is to losslessly recode JPEG files to JXL and back. There is a reference implementation with sources and binary releases on GitHub … Continue reading Some JPEG XL information
I think we as Germans still cannot really appreciate the effect he had on our country. I also think the war against Ukraine would not have happened if he had been in charge for a few more years, but we will never know. Rest in peace Gorbi!
I like the open source editor Notepad++, but it has one default setting that drives me crazy: When you close it, it remembers the current "session". This means that when it gets started the next time, it will re-open all the files you had open when you closed it the last time. The setting for … Continue reading Turn off Notepad++ annoyance
Our tests are done and the result is: The new 2 TB drives are as fast as the old ones. So, no worry. The only drawback is that they are smaller. They don’t fit as nicely into the drive enclosures as the old ones. On the other hand, that means they take up less space … Continue reading Seagate Barracuda drives again
In December 2017 I wrote about the new model of 2 TB Seagate Barracuda drives becoming unusable for us because writing performance dropped significantly after a few seconds of continuous writing to them. We do a lot of this because there are several cameras on our measurement vehicles that write one picture every metre while … Continue reading Seagate Barracuda drives