Chris L. Meyers

Fantasy Author and Geek

The Ugly Operating System Theme

Operating systems have changed significantly over the last few decades. From capabilities to release cycles to dependence on internet connectivity, the operating systems we use today are a far cry from those we used in the early 2000’s. In most… Continue Reading →

The Perils of Sandboxing

One of the common security mechanisms in modern operating systems is called sandboxing. This is where the operating system confines each app to its own “sandbox” so that it can’t affect the rest of the system. From a security standpoint,… Continue Reading →

Trying out the iPad

My wife recently bought a new iPad Mini and gave me her old 6th generation iPad to play with. I was intrigued by the idea of a simple lightweight mobile device I could take on the go without the need… Continue Reading →

Holiday Giveaway

It can be really difficult to find a good book. More specifically a book that suits your preferences as a reader. And it’s not because such books do not exist. They do. But we lack a method of categorizing books… Continue Reading →

Slightly Less Vintage

Sometimes needs dictate choices. Like when your car becomes more expensive to maintain than a new car payment or when you switch careers and suddenly need a collection of suits. In my most recent case, it came down to Markdown… Continue Reading →

How to Use a Laptop

I know it sounds funny. How do you use a laptop? Just open the lid and go for it, right? Sure, that’s one approach. But I think a lot of laptop owners have only considered one use case. In the… Continue Reading →

Review of the New 14-inch MacBook Pro

I recently acquired a new 14-inch MacBook Pro with the M1 chip. After a month or so of use, I am happy to say it is an excellent machine and I’m very pleased about taking the plunge. After years of… Continue Reading →

Kensington Slimblade Review

Those of you who know me know that I have a thing for input devices. Particularly keyboards and mice. I spend a lot of time at the computer on an average day, so my primary input devices are important. Several… Continue Reading →

A Month with KDE

I decided to spend a month wtih KDE. This would expose me to all the bits and pieces and really give me an idea what the desktop is like.

A Linux User Revisits Windows

I recently acquired a few computers with valid Windows licenses. For a variety of reasons, I decided to try Windows 10 and see what state it’s in these days. Microsoft seems to have cozied up to open-source and a lot… Continue Reading →

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