A quick cmd trick

I wish I could tell the 1990 me that the 2020 me would be posting DOS commands in a blog instead of using a brain-implant computer on the surface of Mars. (I also wish 2020 me could tell 1990 me to patent the idea for an online book store, or that the Reds would sweep […]

PDF Printing with Headless Chrome

I’ve got docs for a bunch of products in Jekyll, written mostly in Markdown, but also some HTML output from DITA and Flare. It works great, but doc reviews are a nightmare. We typically use Acrobat shared reviews for doc review, which mostly works, but the question became how to make PDFs of this stuff, […]

Adjusting Mic volume from the command line in Windows

I spend a lot of time in meetings on a USB headset. I have a Windows computer. So every day, multiple times a day, here’s the drill: Plug in headset. Mic volume is a random number. Right-click Sound. Wait for the right click to register, because half the time it doesn’t, and the lag is […]