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Archive for June 15th, 2018

These bone-conduction glasses are on sale for less than USD 70…

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/06/15

From a while back, but intrigued me as I wasn’t aware that bon conduction devices had become so affordable.

[WayBack] These bone-conduction glasses are on sale for $69 Would you wear them? They can be fitted with sunglasses or prescription lenses, and you can use the… – Mike Elgan – Google+

My ~60 dBA Unilateral hearing loss – Wikipedia of my left ear is only through the air: my bone conduction hearing loss – though still significant – is far less.

Since my right ear is very good, a regular hearing aid is of no use: the human brain effectively shuts down the left ear when the quality difference between the two ears is too large.

For listening to music or phone conversations however, conduction based hearing might allow me to get a bit more of a stereo sound.

Time to find out which ones work for me and which don’t, so here are a few links that describe (lists of) potential devices:

  • [WayBack] Are bone conduction headphones good enough yet? – The Verge
  • Bone conduction headphones are the best and only true open ear headphones. They allow users to take calls or listen to music while still being completely aware of their surroundings. They’re an awesome alternative to traditional headphones.[WayBack] Best Bone Conduction Headphones of 2018: A Complete Guide –Everyday Hearing
  • The first and most important thing you should know is that bone conduction headphones are nowhere near traditional headphones (no matter if they are on-ear, over-ear, in-ear) when it comes to sound quality. Even those really expensive bone conduction headphones (AfterShokz Trekz Titanium and Trekz Air) are not as good as some average traditional headphones. So, if you are looking for high-fidelity sound, you are in the wrong place. Traditional headphones offer much better sound quality with much cleaner and punchier bass than bone conduction headphones. Bass response is probably the worst thing about bone conduction headphones.On the positive side, bone conduction headphones leave your ears open and allow them to breathe. If you can’t stand having your ears covered or having something inside your ear canal, bone conduction headphones might be the solution you’ve been looking for (the earpieces of bone conduction headphones usually rest on the temporal or lower jaw bones (mandibles), right in front of your ears).

    Because of this open-ear design, bone conduction headphones make you more aware of your surroundings. You will be able to hear all that’s going on around you while listening to music, and if that’s something you prefer, bone conduction headphones are the best choice.

    [WayBack] 9 Best Bone Conduction Headphones In 2018 –


Pictures from the Verge and Everyday Hearing

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Check if a domain is services by GMail for Business (former Google Mail for your domain)

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/06/15

Google can service mail for a domain. Alphabet has renamed this service over time:

Anyway: at the time of writing it is at

If you send mail to such a domain and the user doesn’t exist, you get a confusing error message like this:

<<< 550 5.1.1 [^] j191si981824wmd.134 - gsmtp

So I wanted to test if a domain is being services by gmail and found this StackExchange question:

Basically you can test it in two ways:

dig mx 86399 IN MX 20 86399 IN MX 30 86399 IN MX 10 86399 IN MX 40 86399 IN MX 50





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gmail – Way to automatically download or print attachments or URLs from emails with specific labels – Web Applications Stack Exchange

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/06/15

Seems that IFTTT might be able to help me out here: [WayBack] gmail – Way to automatically download or print attachments or URLs from emails with specific labels – Web Applications Stack Exchange

[WayBack] Create a new document in GDrive when you receive a digital receipt in your Gmail. #drive #gmail #rec – IFTTT


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