Funny, once in a while, when you listen to music you'll think : He, we played that song! 
Maybe it is the time of year, but you start to wonder:  "what else did we play?" and before you know it, you'll want to start playing again ..

Reminder to self: the list so far : 

Air

All I need

Alanis Morissette

You Ougtha Know

Anouk

Don’t 

Anouk

Nobodies wife

Anouk

The dark

Black crowes

Hard to handle

Blues brothers

Gimme some loving’

Blur

Song 2

Brian Adams

Summer of 69

Buffalo Tom

Summer

Cake

I will survive

Creed

Torn

Crowded House

Four seasons in one day

Foo Fighters

Everlong

Foo Fighters

Hey, Johnny park

Foo Fighters

Baker street

Foo Fighters

My hero

Foo Fighters

Monkey wrench

Grandaddy

Summer here kids

Herman Brood

Saturday night

K’s Choice

Cocoon crash

K’s Choice

Every thing for free

K’s Choice

Not an addict

Kula shaker

Hey] dude

Lenny Kravitz

Mr Cab Driver

Lenny Kravitz

Always on the run

Lenny Kravitz

Are you gonna go my way

Live  I alone

Live

Selling the drama

Living Colour

Love rears up it’s ugly head

Matchbox 20

Push

Neil Young

Rocking in the free World

Nilsson

Insane

Oasis

Live Forever

Oasis

Champagne supernova

Pearl Jam

Rearview mirror

Pearl Jam

Better man

Pearl Jam

Alive

Pink Floyd

Shine on you crazy Diamond

Portishead

Glory box

President of the USA

peaches

Radiohead

Karma Police

Radiohead

Lucky

Radiohead

High and Dry

Radiohead

Street Spirit

Radiohead

Creep

Rage against the Machine

Killing in the name

Rolling stones

Paint it black

Skunk anansie

Cheap honesty 

Skunk anansie

All I want

Skunk anansie

Brazen (weep)

Skunk anansie

Hedonism

Smashing Pumpkins

Today 

Smashing Pumpkins

Here is no why 

Soulwax  

Much against everyones advice

Sound garden

Outshined

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Little wing

Stevie Wonder

Higher grounds

The Cranberries

Zombie 

The dandy warhols

Last Junkie

The Police

Roxanne

The Who

Won’t get fooled again

Tracy Bonham

Mother mother

Train

Drops of jupiter

Van Dik hout

Alles of niets 

Van Dik hout

Zo stil in mij

Walter Trout

Breaking the rules

Some weird pshychology going on here:

Since my phone contract was up for renewal, I was offered a 'free' update for a phone of choice (within limits).
I owned an iOS phone already (iPhone 5, still going strong ..).
But besides that I was interested in starting development for Android as well, so I figured:
I could choose an Android device this time and use it for development only, leave my old SIM in the iPhone.
And so I did.

So now I've started testing on my LG G4 (on Android Lollipop).

So what is with the weird psychology  going on?: 
Well, on day one I'd think: this phone (LG-G4) is rediculously large ... 
On day two I'd think: this phone (LG-G4) is rediculously large ...
On day three I'd think: My iPhone 5 shrank, it feels rediculously small ...

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Isn't that weird? the mind boggles  ...

PS, I still use the iPhone 5 as my phone, it is far more practical,
but I would not have thought I'd get used to it's display size as fast ... If only it would fit my pockets ...

If your cardboard viewer (or clone) does not exactly fit your phone, you can get some weird artifacts when viewing demo's/ apps (extra distortion / invisible screen areas etc..). 

Cardboard apps assume a certain geometry:

  • vertical alignment of screen and viewer
  • horizontal alignment of screen and viewer
  • eye distance to lens 
  • lens distance to screen surface

Since the last two are mainly determined by the geometry of the viewer itself (Ok, lens distance to surface also depends on the thickness of your phone...), these are usually OK, but the frist two depend on the dimensions (width/height) of the phone. 

I purchached a BroFish cardboard viewer (B.T.W: great value for money!) and it was obvious that my iPhone5 was a little too small, it sank too low and could wiggle from side to side.
Not wanting to use the small rubber band to hold it in place, I did the following: 

It came in a carboard box, how appropriate :-)

From the packaging box I cut out 2 identical frames.
Each with with dimensions of about a 1 cm (1/4 inch) around the perimeter of my Phone.
This was in my case an iPhone 5 which measures around 6.0 cm by 12.35 cm.
I made cutouts for the volume / power buttons, so they would not touch the frame when the phone was insterted. 
I glued the frames on top of each other with double sided tape.
The resulting frame I positioned on the cardbard back-plane so that it would be centered both horizontally and vertically in the field of view of the stereo lenses of the viewer.
Once satisfied with the position, I pressed it into place with some double-sided tape.

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Since I wanted to be able to test my App connected through USB, I also made a cut-out for the Lightning connector, so I can test connected.

So there you go!



Ok, just out of curiostity I just did a test, a cold boot.

Two machines:
- 2009 Acer Aspire 7535 (AMD Athlon X2 QL-64) laptop running build 10074 of "Windows 10 Pro Inside Preview" against 
- Mid 2012 Macbook Pro (2,3 GHz Intel Core i7), running Yosemite 10.10.3

I already know which one I prefer (and it is not going to change, whatever the results), but I do run into this:

 
Acer 2009, W10 preview      MBP 20122, Yosemite 10.01.3
0:11      Logo is displayed   Blank screen
0:19     Logo displayed
0:23 Login screen displayed   Progress bar starts
  Slow typing on my part    
0:58 Logged in   Progress bar 30%
1:30     Login screen is shown

 

PS, I know... a clean install always boots faster regardless the OS