Aftermath of Harvey

We have been very lucky.  Our house sits at 125 feet above sea-level, and the reservoir near us which everyone is very worried about tops out at 107 feet, so no worries about flooding from that.  Plus, we are the highest house in the subdivision.

We also kept power, water, and internet through the whole process.  Most of the people I know who live in town took some damage from flood waters.  Thankfully, no one I know either lost their home or loved one lives.

Around here, the stores are starting to open again, but with a lack of shipments from outside the region, things look a little bare:

Night Mode for ChromeOS

So, what is night-mode?  It is a mode for changing the color temperature of computer screens to be ‘warmer’ (more red-tones, less blue tones).  Why?  The strong blue tones (and whites) from most computer screens help trick your mind into thinking it is still day, and therefor you need to be awake.

I have been trying to enable night mode on all the things for a while now.  For my android phone, I use twilight for Android (IOS has something built in now), Solus Linux added it in the most recent release, Gnome has it in the later releases, and under i3, I use xflux.

However, I could not find anything for the Chromebooks….until now! 9to5Google.com has a story about the feature coming soon to ChromeOS, but they claim that you need to be on the very latest development branch called ‘Canary’.  I tend to run on the Developers branch, and did not want to switch.  I did a bit of digging, and found this reddit thread which has the feature flag to set:

chrome://flags/#ash-enable-night-light

Normal warnings, this can lead to breakage of your system.

I have enabled it, and it is looking good so far!

waiting for the sun

rainy day
Rainy day

More rain.  So far, we are good.  Family in town is fairing well, friends not as much (a few flooded houses and cars, thankfully no injuries).

So ready for this to be over.  And, with Downtown Houston all but closed, I am working from home for the foreseeable future.