Reducing eye strain

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    Reducing eye strain

    I stumbled upon (please try to hold it in, Mario) this nice little application called Flux.

    F.lux: software to make your life better

    Wow, this is going to sound like an advertisement. Well it kind of is... so here goes:
    Basically what it does is gradually adjust the color of your monitor during the day. It's bright during the day and darker (and tinted red) at night - perfect for dark rooms like mine. My eyes thank me every evening.
    I've been using it for about a week and I must admit it is a very good thing to have around, so I thought I'd share it with the cboard. Enjoy.
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    Very nice, thanks for sharing.
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    Very nice actually. I use individual settings on my monitor (when I remember to turn them on). But this will be much better if it allows me to rapidly change settings also according to the weather.

    >> please try to hold it in, Mario

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    Now we just needs a USB ambient light sensor.

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    I think that assumes your indoor light is incandescent (warm). What if I have compact florescent - it may or may not approximate warm light. Or halogen desk lamp.

    The general idea is good though. The monitor's temperature should roughly match the ambient light.

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    I think that assumes your indoor light is incandescent (warm). What if I have compact florescent - it may or may not approximate warm light. Or halogen desk lamp.
    You can change the lower temperature range (dialog in windows, -k option in linux). I think higher temp = less warm (actually here's a table of common color temperature values) so raising that from the default 3000 will help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberfish View Post
    Now we just needs a USB ambient light sensor.
    Or all switch to Macs

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