Let me know my account doesn’t have access instead of a 404

Trying to access some photos on Google Photos as per Do you manage your photos? but I’ve got a 404:

Figure: The photos existed but the message tells me otherwise

We later realized I was using a wrong account (login).

At first, I didn’t even think about changing accounts because I got a 404. Instead, we would expect to see a message like:

You have no permissions to see these photos.

Help me have a quiet experience when traveling on a freeway

Reduce inside noise as per the thread below.

I have a Tesla Model S. Has anyone noticed that the road and wind noise is much greater in the Tesla than other comparable cars like BMW and Mercedes? Those cars are much quieter. 

by Frank Kemper

Link: https://www.quora.com/I-have-a-Tesla-Model-S-Has-anyone-noticed-that-the-road-and-wind-noise-is-much-greater-in-the-Tesla-than-other-comparable-cars-like-BMW-and-Mercedes-Those-cars-are-much-quieter/answer/Frank-Kemper

Better History controls in Control4

In the latest Control4 update (3.2.0), an option has been added to the Control4 app called “History”, where you can easily see all events that happened around your environment. This is great but a little noisy.

It shows “movement” events in a weird way, putting “opened” and “closed” at the end of it, e.g.:

  • Entry Movement open
  • Entry Movement closed

This shows that the movement started and ended, which is fine.Image preview
Figure: Bad Example – Opened and Closed is not the best wording for movement

It is not a natural way to read quick movements. For example there is a difference between a car that quickly passes by and one that parks. Say you had a camera facing a busy street, do you want 2 events (open and closed) for every car that passed by?

The same argument works for people that walk past a sensor. This creates visual noise.

2 improvements for the UI would be:

  1. Change the wording – instead of “Entry movement open” and “Entry movement closed” use “Movement started” and “Movement ended”
  2. Single status message – Have a record for “Brief movement” instead of “started” and “ended” for the quick movements
  3. 2 status messages – For activities where someone was in the room for say 10 minutes, you could change “Entry Movement ended” to”Movement ended (10 minutes)”


Have separated folders for a Team “chat” files and Team “project” files

Currently, any images or documents shared in a Team chat conversation will automatically be in the “Files” folder. These files are often temporary.

The “Files” folder should have only permanent files that are relevant to the project.

Figure: Bad example – Files with different purposes are mixed in the same folder (tab). In blue we see conversation images; in red we have the project files

We believe chat images should go into a separated “Conversations” folder, so we have 2 folders (tabs):

  • Conversations: files from chat (mostly temporary)
  • Files: files manually added as a resource to the project (mostly permanent)