Alexandar Tzanov's Personal Blog

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  • How to get the Windows drivers for Sony Inzone M9?

    For some reason the Windows drivers for the Sony Inzone M9 monitor are not showing under downloads on the Sony product support page. Without the drivers Windows simply shows the monitor as “generic display” and lists it as “HDR not certified”. To locate the drivers download page go to the Sony product support page and…

  • Happy Birthday Matt

    Happy birthday to my fellow Texan Matt Mullenweg. It is thanks to Matt and his inquisitive nature that I started blogging on Titan Fusion 20 years ago using the wonderful WordPress. Thanks Matt, happy birthday, and to many more!

  • Attribute vs Parameter vs Property

    Attributes and properties are terms frequently used interchangeably! The definitions of these two terms are very much relevant to the context within which they are used, and different programming languages will have different interpretations. Below is my general interpretation of attributes vs parameters vs properties.

  • Custom home page URL in Edge for Android.

    I had the idea to make a web page with bookmarks of pages I frequently use then set said page as the custom page for the home button in browsers I use on my devices. Something akin to Google’s iGoogle and Microsoft my.live.com, which I used to use back in the day. I tried doing…

  • How to disassemble Sony VGP-SP1 speakers?

    Recently I needed to disassemble my desktop speakers, model Sony Vaio VGP-SP1. I needed to clean the volume control potentiometer with contact cleaner. It turned out that removing the four screws at the back of the speakers was not enough. There was 3mm double-sided adhesive tape all the way around the front panel, adhering it…

  • Language keyboard layout

    If you ever want to know the letter keys layout on a keyboard for a foreign language in Windows, you can search by language on the Windows Keyboard Layout website. For example, one of the languages I need a keyboard for is Bulgarian, which by the way has several different keyboard layouts! Because I need…

  • Manage your expectations!

    I was looking for a cheap shogi (Japanese chess) as a starter set to learning how to play. I found nice looking plastic one on Amazon for about $20. I looked at the reviews and I do not know why I still become surprised by some of the expectations people describe in their reviews. For…

  • Sony vlog monitor for Xperia phones.

    I bought the Sony Vlog Monitor for Xperia phones. A very handy camera monitor. Useful when filming, though I wish the screen supported touch and some of the camera options were made available to control via the screen. When I use it, the image does not fill the whole screen, so there is plenty of…

  • Apple is not the first! OK?

    Since the iPhone 15 came out I have been seeing tech people on Twitter and on shows like TWiT make statements like “no other phone has this”. That’s just wrong. Couple examples – a dedicated camera button, well the Sony Xperia has had one of those for years. You can even half-press it to engage…

  • Candle: The Power of the Flame on the Nintendo Switch

    I bought the game Candle: The Power of the Flame for the Nintendo Switch. It is a puzzle platformer. The game itself is beautiful, and while I am still in the beginning, I am enjoying it. My only complaint is that the text size in the speech bubbles is so small I can barely read…