Daily Archives: September 18, 2018

Not Convinced Anymore That Google ‘Chrome’ (69) Totally Clears ‘Browsing Data’.

by Anura Guruge

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Once a month, religiously, around the 15th of the month, I do a complete purge of my ChromeBrowsing Data‘. Everything … sans exception. Cookies, browsing history, download history … THE WOKS. I click all the boxes and do a ‘Clear Data’. Some months it takes a few minutes to clear the lot because so, so much accumulates over a month — especially given that I can easily hit 1,000+ Web pages a day.

I also, every night, last thing clear ‘Cached Images & Files‘ and ‘Passwords‘.

I have, in the case of Chrome, been doing this for at least 7 or 8 years, after I switched to it from FireFox. [I did the same with FireFox, maybe more often.]

As an IT Professional of 45-years standing, I can assure you that this is a great practice and will save you a lot of aggravation over the long term. Yes, clearing the cookies and browsing history is inconvenient, BUT you really want to refresh everything every month.

Anywho …

Today and last month, I noticed, that with the latest Chrome, Google is being a bit naughty.

It claims to have cleared everything, BUT it is keeping track of some stuff!

What do I mean.

For a start it no longer deletes the cookies involved with Chrom itself. It remembers your accounts! Not a big deal for I because nobody else uses this PC. But, this could be a security concern for some. Doing a FULL CLEAR no longer means you have got rid of everything.

I also noticed that it is retaining my MOST used Web page addresses. So, I do a FULL CLEAR and then I go to type in the URL for this blog … and BINGO, Chrome autofills it! It is NOT supposed to know, it is not supposed to have remembered. This wasn’t the case even a few months ago. After my monthly CLEAR I would have to type in all my URLs in FULL, for the first time. Not anymore.

I Googled. Couldn’t find anything about this.

So, I am giving you a HEADS UP.

Check it out. Some of your data may still be around unbeknownst to YOU.

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by Anura Guruge

The Picture Of The Day (Sony a7 II) + 6 Also-Rans — September 18, 2018.

by Anura Guruge

NO post-processing whatsoever.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

hula hoop magic Anura Guruge Sony a7 II

The also rans:

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Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens — 2 Sample Pictures That Impress Me None.

by Anura Guruge

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Wow. This is WAY SOFT and fuzzy. You could even say flaccid!

Not impressive. I could do better with a much cheaper lens on my old Sony a7 II. See below.

I happened to see this review (on Google News) from “Digital Camera World”. The two pictures they included — both above — impressed me NONE. They are SOFT. Reminded me of that damning photo taken with the new Canon EOS R.

I think I know what is wrong with the top picture. Aperture TOO WIDE. I would NOT have shot that at under f/11. More likely f/22 and I would have cranked the ISO upto 800, if not 1000.

So, it isn’t as if I don’t take pictures each and every day … and, moreover, post at least 7 a day on this blog. So, you can check out my pictures — which are ALWAYS UNTOUCHED JPEGs, straight-out-of-the-camera.

Yes, in my hands this lens would have fared much better.

So, two of my pictures, with my Sony a7 II

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by Anura Guruge

Two Very Different AliveCor ‘KardiMobile’ ECGs — Appears There Is A Right & Wrong Orientation.

by Anura Guruge

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So, two different ECGs. The top one is mine, the bottom one isn’t. Both were APPROVED by the so called AliveCor board-certified cardiologist. The bottom one looked wrong to I — and I am by no means an ECG expert. The spikes are going down when I am used to seeing them going up. But, AliveCor said it was OK.

So, what did I do?

What any sensible person would do. I turned to Twitter! When I posted yesterday’s post on Twitter a number of ‘doctors’, to my amazement, responded. So, I asked them. Glad I did. Appears that the KardiMobile has a right and wrong orientation. I guess the name ‘Kardia’ (and the upside down ‘V’) should be such that you can read it — the right way up. Wow. Simple as that. So, the reading was correct. ECG is correct — just upside down.

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by Anura Guruge