forms – Are there any significant implications to re-design a settings page?

We’re doing a migration for some of our settings pages for our website at my current job and we’re also trying to hit an external deadline. The way the current settings pages are laid out is a tabbed format. You press a tab and it opens up the account info settings like username and password. you hit another tab and it opens up the subscriptions settings (it’s literally only 1 setting). You hit another tab and open up 1 setting.

I was thinking of minimizing work and putting all the settings on 1 page for the initial phase of the migration (it’s about 1 full page and 1/4 page scroll down (however, more in mobile devices) and then iterating on the design and UX later. Now, let’s keep in mind this is a settings page on our website and not our main product. (the simplified new settings page looks like the screenshot below.

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Will this new layout of 1 page for settings have a significant impact on our users in terms of them unsubscribing from our service or deciding not to use our service if they newly signed up?

For more context, here’s a close example of what the current settings looks like below –I can’t post the actual design we have.

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configuration – Best practices for backing up Drupal 8 settings files

I have a Drupal 8 multisite with a few different hosts for production, staging, and local dev. Certain important files like settings.php and .htaccess are excluded from git, making it complicated to push to staging and production from my local. How are people getting around this? Is putting them in .git such a big security risk? For some time, I’ve been excluding .htaccess from .git and creating a .htaccess-loca, .htaccess-prod, etc., putting them in .git and copying them to the .htaccess files on the difference hosts – but these also contain the same info. Not sure why these are a security issue. The .env files I can understand. The problem with settings.php is the contain database passwords; can I move them to .env and consider settings files safe for git? Can drupal console be used for synchronizing these files? I’d rather not use sftp, and like git so I can roll back to known stable versions.

I used composer to build the site, can composer be used to manage settings, env, and other config files?

How about Docsall, would that make things easier?

forms – Are there any significant implications to re-designing a settings page?

We’re doing a migration for some of our settings pages for our website at my current job and we’re also trying to hit an external deadline. The way the current settings pages are laid out is a tabbed format. You press a tab and it opens up the account info settings like username and password. you hit another tab and it opens up the subscriptions settings (it’s literally only 1 setting). You hit another tab and open up 1 setting.

I was thinking of minimizing work and putting all the settings on 1 page for the initial phase of the migration (it’s about 1 full page and 1/4 page scroll down (however, more in mobile devices) and then iterating on the design and UX later. Now, let’s keep in mind this is a settings page on our website and not our main product. (the simplified new settings page looks like this: https://jsfiddle.net/ahmadabdul3/atg15ckj/5/show)

Will this new layout of 1 page for settings have a significant impact on our users in terms of them unsubscribing from our service or deciding not to use our service if they newly signed up?

For more context, here’s a close example of what the current settings looks like – I can’t post the actual design we have: https://d2d3qesrx8xj6s.cloudfront.net/img/screenshots/e014cd256903f95bddeba5a8e6c7217211215d4c.jpeg

nikon – Same manual camera settings under continuous light but some pictures are yellow and some are blue

I recently did a product photoshoot.
After a few pictures, I noticed that some of the photos are warm coloured, some of them are cold. I have not touched the object, my camera was on a tripod, and I used the same settings (in manual mode) for every picture.
It is really annoying because I need to create a GIF from about 15 photos and some of them are yellow, some are blue. Even some photos turned out half yellow / half blue on the same picture.

Here is an example showing the different colour temperature. They are shot with the same settings, same light, same camera, same tripod, etc…:

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For the shoot, I used two softboxes (continuous light) and they remained at the same place for the whole time. These are my settings (identical for all pictures):

  • Focal length: 50 mm
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/320
  • White abalnce: 5260 K
  • Spot metering

I was wondering if the problem was that I had my camera set to spot metering mode, but I am not sure.

Any suggestions or ideas why is this happening?

I shoot in RAW, so I know that I can fix this in Photoshop, but it’s a lot of work with 15-20 images. Especially that it says that the yellow and the blue images have the exact same level of temperature and tint. So I probably have to reduce the temperature of the yellow one to match with the blue images but that’s very complicated, because not all the images are the same.

command line – Internet Proxy Settings In Terminal

I have used terminal to install apps using the proxy of my office. Now when I am using mobile data, I cannot install or update any apps. I know it is using the old proxy in the terminal. how to change the proxy to default?? So that I can use my mobile data to install apps in the terminal.

I have changed the proxy in google chrome. so there is no problem.

settings – Disabling Noise reduction/echo cancellation/any other effects on the microphone input in smartphone

I have made a program that reads a fixed number of bytes from the microphone and sends it out to the speaker, effectively a program to route audio from the mic to speaker without any changes

Normally I can hear what I say into the microphone loud and clear on the attached headphone

However, if I blow into the microphone, I can momentarily notice the sound in the earphone going smaller, which slowly rises back to its normal volume

I think some kind of built in noise reduction or some other effect is kicking in when I blow into the microphone

Is there any way to completely stop or bypass any kind of preprocessing the phone does to the microphone input samples, or to the output samples?I have looked at all the sound related settings on the phone and they are all disabled, at least as far as I can tell. I use AudioRecord class to get microphone audio samples and AudioTrack to play them back. AudioRecord source is MediaRecorder.AudioSource.DEFAULT (MediaRecorder.AudioSource.MIC gives the same result). MediaRecorder.AudioSource.VOICE_RECOGNITION doesn’t seem to have any effects on the input sound, but I would have guessed that MediaRecorder.AudioSource.DEFAULT or .MIC would be the option without any preprocessing attached to it.

I would like to know if there is a way to completely prevent the phone from doing nay kind of audio processing, at the mic or the speaker side, through some option in the phone settings or through adb.

The phone is Samsung Galaxy S7 with android 8.0, but I am looking for a a general solution if it exists.

Restricted apertures using manual settings on Canon 5d3

I have full aperture range on my Canon 5D3 in Av and tested with different lenses, but in Manual, the camera controls only vary between 3 f stops and not always the same stops.
Option, it seems to me are:

  1. an incorrect setting buried in a submenu.
  2. Firmware error.
  3. Hardware or other.

If 2. above, is that fixable with a firmware update/reinstall?

Any suggestions gratefully received.

flash – Black Dots when shooting video on Nikon D5300 manual settings

after i shoot videos for a few minutes these black dots appear on my video. I am aware that my Nikon is mainly a photography camera but i am not sure why this keeps happening when i shoot video

https://youtu.be/rfrv39zwn7Y?t=6 in this youtube video that i shot , the lines appear on the white paper on which the drawing in drawn(just click to open it at the time stamp)

they look like flashing black dotted lines

mobile data – APN Settings: What Does Each Setting Do?

An Access Point Name, APN, is a gateway between mobile networks and the public Internet.
I’ve done research, and there’s not much online about what the individual settings are or do.

This is what I’ve managed to figure out so far, listed in the order they appear on an Android phone.
Settings in bold I do not have a good answer for. Please tell me the setting’s “full name” and what it does. If you know of a site that lists these out and describes them please share it. Thank you!


  1. Name: User given label that doesn’t actually affect anything. It can be anything.
  2. APN: Stands for Access Point Name I guess? Usually, this is a short single word and ALL CAPS for some reason. No idea what this does.
  3. Proxy: Is this for using a regular proxy server or something mobile specific?
  4. Port: Port for the proxy? 80 by default?
  5. Username: Credentials to use the carrier.
  6. Password: Credentials to use the carrier.
  7. Server: Found out this is for a WAP Gateway Server – kind of like a proxy except that it also translates/decodes web pages.
  8. MMSC: A URL to send MMS messages to? What does MMSC stand for?
  9. MMS proxy: Why does there need to be a proxy? Why not just send it to the MMSC directly?
  10. MMS port: Why is this here, won’t it always be 80?
  11. MCC: Mobile Country Code – I believe this specifies to the cell phone towers which network to default to. Why would they need to know this?
  12. MNC: Mobile Network Code – tells the towers what carrier is being used?
  13. Authentication type: Port to send the Username & Password over?
  14. APN type: So instead of IP port numbers mobile networks use “port names” to specify the data type. So if you put “default,mms” then those communication protocols will be used. Correct me if I’m wrong, please.
  15. APN protocol: Whether to use IPv4 or IPv6.
  16. APN roaming protocol: Roaming is using another carrier company’s service. This specifies what IP type to use when doing so.
  17. APN enable/disable: For when multiple APN’s are on the phone. Allows one to pick a certain configuration.
  18. Bearer: What does this do?
  19. MVNO type: Mobile Virtual Network Operator – a reseller carrier that uses one of the larger (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile) carriers. This option can be either None, SPN, IMSI, GID, or ICCID. Tells the major carrier what the reseller is I think.
  20. MVNO value: The number given to the reseller?