Fantasy Author and Geek

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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 →

Stop the Creeps

In my last post, I described the creepy behavior employed by most online businesses including companies that pretend to have your privacy in mind. Like Microsoft, Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and many others. The big question on your mind might… Continue Reading →

Creepy Business

I heard someone say, “Let ’em track me. I don’t care. I got nothing to hide.” But it’s not really about what you have to hide. It’s about protecting your privacy. Yes, some people want to illegally download things. And… Continue Reading →

Retro Writing with Vintage Computers

Vintage computers are occasionally a more productive way to write.

Chrome’s Poorly Conceived Omnibox

Chrome’s omnibox is excellent and terrible at the same time. On one hand, you can search or go straight to a URL without picking a different spot for each task. On the other hand, some weird design decisions have made… Continue Reading →

Unfortunately, newsletters are important

I don’t like newsletters I’ve been told newsletters are important. But I have ignored this for a long time. I generally don’t sign up for newsletters. Why? It’s pretty simple. I’m not interested in the company. I’m interested in the… Continue Reading →

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