Google Pixel 6 vs Galaxy s21 vs iPhone 13 Comparison of Specifications

Update - Now that I have had my Pixel 6 Pro a few months, here are a few observations.

Is the phone to huge?

  • Not at all in fact it is the same width and thickness as my old Pixel 3 XL and just 1/4 inch taller.

Is the in screen finger print scanner slow?

  • No it is very fast, just a fraction slower than the on the back scanner from my Pixel 3 XL, in fact I find it faster to scan my thumb print every time than to turn on the smart unlock which requires a swipe up to open the phone if it is unlocked because it detects it is on my body.

    Does the screen finger print work in bright light?

    • No it does not, you must shade the screen from direct sunlight or it will not work.

      Have I ever seen the screen flicker?

      • No

      Does the curved edge of the screen blur the image? Does it make it hard to swipe from the side?

      Program to raise blinds - up.py

      # up.py  python3 program to raise blinds
      
      import time
      import RPi.GPIO as GPIO
      import sys
      import shutil
      from os.path import exists
      
      channel1 = 17   # motor left
      channel2 = 27   # motor right
      channel3 = 22   # power switch
      traveltime = 86
      
      upfile = '/home/pi/shade/up.status'        # existance of this files means blinds are currently up
      downfile = '/home/pi/shade/down.status'    # existance of this files means blinds are currently down
      raisefile = '/home/pi/shade/raise.status'  # existance of this files means blinds were partly raised
      lowerfile = '/home/pi/shade/lower.status'  # existance of this files means blinds were partly lowered
      stopfile = '/home/pi/shade/stop.status'    # existance of this files means disable movement of blinds (windy)
      
      stopfile_exists = exists(stopfile)
      upfile_exists = exists(upfile)
      downfile_exists = exists(downfile)
      
      # if on vacation or windy a stopfile prevents program running
      if ( stopfile_exists):
          sys.exit('Warning cannot raise blind because of stopfile at: /home/pi/shade/stop.status')
      
      if (not downfile_exists):
          sys.exit('Error cannot raise blind that is up: /home/pi/shade/down.status')
      
      shutil.move(downfile, raisefile)
      sys.stdout.write ('raise ')
      
      #GPIO setup
      GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BCM)
      GPIO.setup(channel1, GPIO.OUT)
      GPIO.setup(channel2, GPIO.OUT)
      GPIO.setup(channel3, GPIO.OUT)
      
      def motor_off(pin):
          GPIO.output(pin, GPIO.HIGH)  # Turn on

      Program to lower Blind - Down.py

      
      
      # Program down.py
      # python3 down.py
      import time
      import RPi.GPIO as GPIO
      import sys
      import shutil
      from os.path import exists
      
      channel1 = 17   # motor left 
      channel2 = 27   # motor right 
      channel3 = 22   # power switch 
      traveltime = 86 # number of seconds to move blind
      
      upfile = '/home/pi/shade/up.status'        # existance means blinds are currently up 
      downfile = '/home/pi/shade/down.status'    # existance means blinds are currently down 
      raisefile = '/home/pi/shade/raise.status'  # existance means blinds were partly raised 
      lowerfile = '/home/pi/shade/lower.status'  # existance means blinds were partly lowered 
      stopfile = '/home/pi/shade/stop.status'    # existance means disable movement of blinds (windy)
      
      stopfile_exists = exists(stopfile)
      upfile_exists = exists(upfile)
      downfile_exists = exists(downfile)
      
      if ( stopfile_exists):
              sys.exit('Warning cannot lower blind because of stopfile at: /home/pi/shade/stop.status')
      
      if (not upfile_exists):
          sys.exit('Error cannot lower blind that is not up: /home/pi/shade/up.status')
      
      sys.stdout.write ('lower ')
      shutil.move(upfile, lowerfile )
      
      #GPIO setup
      GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BCM)
      GPIO.setup(channel1, GPIO.OUT)
      GPIO.setup(channel2, GPIO.OUT)
      GPIO.setup(channel3, GPIO.OUT)
      
      def motor_off(pin):
          GPIO.output(pin, GPIO.HIGH)  # Turn on
          print ("off")
      
      def motor_on(pin):
          GPIO.output(pin, GPIO.LOW)  # Turn off
          print 

      Ubuntu - The following packages have unmet dependencies:  nvidia-driver-515 : Depends:

      Cura gives Could not probe OpenGL. This program rquires OpenGL 2.0 or higher.

       

      I just dealt with the same issue on Ubuntu 22.04 when trying to install

      $ sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall
      Reading package lists... Done
      Building dependency tree       
      Reading state information... Done
      Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
      requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
      distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
      or been moved out of Incoming.
      The following information may help to resolve the situation:

      Linux Commands with examples

      cp

      Copy file1 to file2 preserving the mode, ownership and timestamp.

        $ cp -p file1 file2

      mv

      Rename file1 to file2. if file2 exists prompt for confirmation before overwritting it.

        $ mv -i file1 file2

      rm

      get confirmation before removing the file.

        $ rm -i file*

      cd

      change directory.

        $ cd path

      change back to previous directory

        $ cd -

      pwd

      Print working directory, shows the path of the current directory

        $ pwd
      

      more

      Echo the contents of the file to the screen one page at a time, see also less and cat

        $ more /opt/example/file.txt
      

      ls

      Display filesize in human readable format (e.g. KB, MB etc.,)

      Financial planning - Automatic Millionaire

      Book summaryautomatic millionaire cover

      The Automatic Millionaire starts with the powerful story of an average American couple—he’s a low-level manager, she’s a beautician—whose joint income never exceeds $55,000 a year, yet who somehow manage to own two homes debt-free, put two kids through college, and retire at 55 with more than $1 million in savings. Through their story you’ll learn the surprising fact that you cannot get rich with a budget! You have to have a plan to pay yourself first that is totally automatic, a plan that will automatically secure your future and pay for your present.
       
      What makes The Automatic Millionaire unique:
       
      ·        You don’t need a budget
      ·        You don’t need willpower
      ·        You don’t need to make a lot of money
      ·        You don’t need to be that interested in money
      ·        You can set up the plan in an hour
       

      Ambulance down in the valley

      by Joseph Malins (1895)

      -a poem about prevention -

       

      'Twas a dangerous cliff, as they freely confessed,

      though to walk near its crest was so pleasant;

      but over its terrible edge there had slipped

      a duke and full many a peasant.

       

      So the people said something would have to be done,

      but their projects did not at all tally;

      some said, 'Put a fence 'round the edge of the cliff, '

      some, 'An ambulance down in the valley.'

       

      But the cry for the ambulance carried the day,

      for it spread through the neighboring city;

      a fence may be useful or not, it is true,

      but each heart became full of pity

      for those who slipped over the dangerous cliff;

       

      And the dwellers in highway and alley

      gave pounds and gave pence, not to put up a fence,

      but an ambulance down in the valley.

       

      'For the cliff is all right, if your careful, ' they said,

      'and if folks even slip and are dropping,

      it isn't the slipping that hurts them so much

      as the shock down below when they're stopping.'

       

      So day after day, as these mishaps occurred,

      quick forth would those rescuers sally

      to pick up the victims who fell off the cliff,

      with their ambulance down in the valley.

      GTD—or “Getting things done”—is a framework for organizing and tracking your tasks and projects.

      What is “GTD”?

      Based on https://hamberg.no/gtd

      GTD—or “Getting things done”—is a framework for organizing and tracking your tasks and projects. Its aim is a bit higher than just “getting things done”, though. (It should have been called “Getting things done in a much better way than just letting things happen, which often turns out not to be very cool at all”.) Its aim is to make you have 100% trust in a system for collecting tasks, ideas, and projects—both vague things like “invent greatest thing ever” and concrete things like “call Ada 25 August to discuss conference schedule”. Everything!

      Sound like all other run-of-the-mill to-do list systems, you say? Well in many ways it is, but there is more to it, and it’s really simple. Promise! So please read on.

      One of the basic assumptions of GTD is that you are dumb—or, rather, that your subconsciousness is quite dumb when it comes to thinking about things you should do. For example knowing you need to get your watch repaired, but instead of reminding you when you actually bike past the watch store, it implants an incessant feeling of “I need to remember … something” in your brain.

      Jessica Kerr put it perfectly: