I'm back. Did you miss me? Apologies for the lack of posts over the past 10 days or so. I've been moving home and office from the UK to Portugal. The PC seems to have survived its trip in hold baggage, so we should be back to a normal update schedule from now on.
First up, there's been a big updated to Flux (officially f.lux) recently. This is one of my favourite freeware programs for Windows. It automatically dims your screen, and filters out the blue end of the spectrum, at night time in order to avoid straining your eyes.
Just tell Flux where you are, and it will then know what time the sun rises and sets. From there, it knows when to start gradually fading the screen at sunset and raising the colour temperature in the morning. If you tell it what kind of lighting you have (fluorescent, LED, etc), it'll even make allowances for that too, so that your PC screen always matches the brightness and colour temperature of your room.
New in version 4, which is well worth an upgrade if you're still on v3, is that the software can now learn (or you can tell it) what hours you tend to work. So it can gradually wind down the bright blue aspect of the display as you prepare to stop work or head to bed.
You'll find Flux at https://justgetflux.com/ and, as always, it's free. It works just fine with Windows 10 and the installer weighs in at around 0.75 MB. It's malware-free according to all of VirusTotal's 60 scanning engines, and Web of Trust rates the site as reputable.
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