f.lux: software to make your life better

f.lux adjusts your display based on time of day to avoid getting too much of the wrong light spectrum. Using an ultra-bright cool temperature display late at night not only disrupts sleep patterns, but is hard on your eyes β€”Β and with f.lux (OS X, Windows, and Linux binaries available) running, you’ll be gradually slipped into warmer colors as the night goes on.

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The only caveat I have about using f.lux is that if you forget it’s running in the evening while you’re editing photos or video, you can get some unintended results. Thankfully, there is also an Alfred workflow I use to smack a hotkey and “snooze” f.lux for a while or enable/disable it entirely.

Alfred is for OS X and a fantastic utility for automation, I don’t know if there is a similar widget for non-Mac environments or not.


Hexagram 24: Fu (The Turning Point)

Hexagram 24 of the I Ching

The idea of a turning point arises from the fact that after the dark lines have pushed all of the light lines upward and out of the hexagram, another light line enters the hexagram from below. The time of darkness is past. The winter solstice brings the victory of light. This hexagram is linked with the eleventh month, the month of the solstice (December-January).