30 September, 2019

YouSee Supporters don't know anything about LAN

Trying to get some useful info from YouSee. They block the LAN, so my computers cannot communicate. I cannot ping. So this may explain why the Chromecast is lost again and again. As a consequence I'll have to find a better web provider.

A service guy tried to help me. But he could not. He did not know what a LAN is at all. In the end he suggested, that I should shut down the modem, and then my LAN would work he suggested. No further questions were necessary. The YouSee supporters apparantly don't know anything about simple web techlology.

If you know a better service provider than YouSee let me know in the comments.

Unfortunately my conclusion is:

YouSee sucks big time if you want to do something "advanced". Like setting up a server om a localhost ... So basicly the service is expensive and useless.

19 September, 2019

WordPress Custom Frontpage

front-page.php - a costum front page for the theme.

An evening in my WordPress staging environment - or rather sandbox. The front-page.php file was made with a W3 Schools Bootstrap tutorial sample. Features:

  • Three widget areas.
  • Bootstrap design.

18 September, 2019

WordPress - Twenty Nineteen: How to Remove the Heading Dash

Twenty Nineteen is a very clean theme. But for some reason I don't fancy the dash over all headings. You can remove it via this entry in style.css - or in the costum css:

/* remove the top dash */
h2:before {
  background: #767676;
  content: "\020";
  display: block;
  height: 2px;
  margin: 1rem 0;
  width: 0em;

.entry .entry-title:before {
    background: #767676;
    content: "\020";
    display: block;
    height: 2px;
    margin: 1rem 0;
    width: 0em;

/* you may also want this ... */
.post-navigation .nav-links a .meta-nav:before, .post-navigation .nav-links a .meta-nav:after {
    display: none;
    content: "";
    width: 2em;
    color: #767676;
    height: 0em;

.comments-area .comments-title-wrap .comments-title:before {
    background: #767676;
    content: "";
    display: block;
    height: 2px;
    margin: 1rem 0;
    width: 0em;


WordPress REST API route on localhost

This route works on a localhost:


Probatum est.

11 September, 2019

Chromecast does not work with Yousee

After an upgrade of the moden my Chromecast became unstable. Sometimes it's found. Sometimes not. It does not matter whether I use 5g_ og the ordinary wifi AP. I need something that's stable. Yousee sucks big time. Or is it my chromecast?

12 August, 2019

[Fixed] Chromecast Not Working

  • Hold down the reset button for around 20 sek.
  • Update the Chrome Home App on an Android Mobile
  • Follow the setup instructions on the screen
Strangely enough the Android fix changed the Chromecast settings on the Chrome browser in Linux. So if it does not work on your PC, try to update the thing on your phone. 

08 August, 2019

DSLR: Force Sharper Images on Night Pictures

Night photo: F8, ISO 100, shutter decided by Sony SLR-A58

If you want a photo that is sharp all over you could select an aperture priority, and just shoot. But then the camera will try to get an image with a fast shutter speed. In order to do so the ISO-number will rise. As a consequence the image quality will suffer.

Here is a simple recipe:

  • Set aperture to F8
  • Set ISO to around 100 to 400 or so
  • Let the camera calculate the shutter speed
As a result of these settings you will get a fine depth of field because the aperture is F8. The camera cannot choose a lousy quality of the image, because the ISO is defined as 100 or a bit more. Since the ISO and aperture are fixed the camera is forced to calculate a longer shutterspeed - and as a consequence your picture will be sharper with more details. 

30 July, 2019

Manjaro: Record Sound from Microphone or Intrument

For some reason you have to tweak the soundcard settings to both sound and input, like this:

Note the recording by Audacity in the background. Now the sound could take a little fine tuning in order to reduce the noise. But for now the problem of getting sound is solved.

  1. Open the sound control in settings
  2. Find your soundcard and make sure that you have both input and output options
IMHO such a thing should work out of the box ... I cannot see the reason for hiding such settings.

06 June, 2019

Epson ET 2750 - printhead: colors missing

I have tried to clean the printhead - first via the standard method. In a video a power cleaning was recommended. It is initiated by click power + help. After a 7 minutes cleaning process you'll have to wait for 12 hours.

Well, now I just hope that the thing works.

16 May, 2019

Mapbox - problems with Chrome

Strange problem: Mapbox maps will not display when I use Chrome. But with Firefox it's ok. The dark side I sense.