Category: Tech

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How have your social media habits changed since the Twitter takeover?

It’s been a few months now since the Twitter Takeover, and Musk’s gutting of the Twitter workforce and various antics. I haven’t deleted my account,…

AI-generated picture of a cat staring at a computer, in a woodcut / watercolor style.

Creating slides with Markdown using Marp

Need to make a presentation, but don’t like using a GUI app? Take a look at Marp, the Markdown Presentation Ecosystem.

AI generated art of a tiny warrior protecting a computer. It's holding a little circuit board and appears to have lizard feet.

Something I should’ve done a long time ago: Installing Pi-hole

Spent some quality Sunday time today refurbishing some older mini PCs that had been gathering dust so I could run a few personal projects. One…

Absolute silliness: Hampster Invaders

You remember Space Invaders? You remember the Hampster Dance? Get ready for Hampster Invaders.

AI-generated replica of a "mini PC" but weird. Has odd ports and circuitry at all angles.

Lazyweb: Matching compatible mini-PCs with RAM / NVMe on hand?

I’ve recently upgraded a few laptops and have some NVMe drives and spare RAM on hand. Rather than letting them gather dust or try to…

Laws of technology and remote work

Some observations on a Friday evening about the realities of home offices and technology. Fa A laptop’s cabling will always be located on the maximally…

Cartoonish AI-generated illustration of a computer with cute blob-like creatures.

USB-C is simple, right? Well…

One of the nice things about USB-C is its simplicity, right? No more figuring out which side is up to plug into a device. The…

A little Calibre trick: Set series order in metadata

Many book series do not make it abundantly clear what order the series is in by book title. If you are reading, say, Larry Niven’s…

Cartoonish AI-generated illustration of a computer with cute blob-like creatures.

Quick links: Guns ‘n Roses “lost” music, subscription fatigue and more

Clearing out the tabs on Saturday. The Search for Guns N’ Roses’ Lost Masterpiece: Good long-form post from Rolling Stone about leaked music from the…

Cartoon bear at the computer (generated by Midjourney v4)

MacBook Pro 2015 update: The winner is Pop!_OS

After a few tries to put Fedora on the MacBook Pro 2015, I auditioned a number of other Linux distros and wound up going with…