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New Theme

Although I have a plethora of ideas on a variety of topics, I think any blog ought to have a general theme. I could spout off about anything, or I could focus my attention on providing my readers with some… Continue Reading →

Linux Isn’t Hard

One thing I’ve grown accustomed to hearing over the years is that Linux is too difficult for the average user. Ten years ago, I would have agreed with this statement. But after some recent experiences with macOS and Windows 10,… Continue Reading →

Why a Laptop Shouldn’t Have a Glossy Screen

Years ago, I owned a 2008 MacBook Pro. Not the unibody model, the one with the anti-glare screen. I remember how happy I was with that laptop. It had one of the best versions of OS X (Snow Leopard), a… Continue Reading →

Razer’s Bad Design Decisions

Many things fall into the category of bad design decisions. One that I’ve come across on many occasions is the configuration tool for Razer input devices. An online account with the vendor is required in order to configure the device…. Continue Reading →

Linux Desktop Environments Have a Lot to Learn

Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away … Or maybe ten years ago in this galaxy … two main Linux desktop environments were dominant: GNOME and KDE. Sure, there were smaller segments of users who chose something like XFCE,… Continue Reading →

Migrating Orphaned Git to Bitbucket

Today I encountered a strange circumstance and felt the need to document it. Bitbucket has some decent documentation, but sometimes it doesn’t cover every scenario you might encounter as a developer. I have a client who, for reasons unimportant to… Continue Reading →

Ex-Apple User Surprised by a ThinkPad

Yes, as a matter of fact, I did say ex-Apple user in the title. While OS X (and now MacOS) was never my favorite operating system, the overall user experience on a MacBook Pro used to be unparalleled – at… Continue Reading →

No Touch, Please!

I thought it was funny the first time I saw a touchscreen laptop advertised. I thought, “Ah, now there’s an idiot trying to beat Apple to a punch they never intend to throw.” And in part, it’s true. Apple never… Continue Reading →

Internet of Things Dangers

IoT (Internet of Things) products — products connected to the Internet — have resulted in a great deal of vulnerable consumers. Because manufacturers and consumers have paid little or no attention to security, these devices threaten to wreak havoc. When… Continue Reading →

Modal Pop-Up Windows

Website owners should be careful when listening to marketing people. Current trends in web marketing are evidence of this. What sounds great on paper in terms of sales, sign-ups and engagement can actually be quite annoying to users. Today I… Continue Reading →

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