FOSS Alternatives for Android

These days, privacy and security are out the window. In 2018 and already during 2019, we've seen some of the biggest exploits and privacy invasion to date; everything from people's bank records being leaked due to improper security, to the various scandals of Facebook, and even our home devices such…

De-Servicing Life: Revised

A few months ago, I began a journey of mainly de-Googleing, but other services as well. I've made some good and bad choices in terms of alternatives for myself so I have begun revising my choices.Drive StorageProviderPreviously, I chose pCloud, mainly due to their Linux support. They have a…

2018 Self Reflection

Its a couple months into 2019 already! I sat down and thought about all I've done in 2018 in regards to my digital landscape. On initial spark of this, I didn't think of much therefore, I didn't do much; but, I was wrong!SoftwareOpen SourceDuring last year I really hunkered…

Thinkpad T580 on Linux

Lenovo is known for creating configurable machines that are great for both business and consumers, which are easily extendable or fixable by the average user thanks to their documentation and sane build.They're also one of the very few vendors, if not the only, to claim Linux compatibility ("out of…

Moved to Ghost

Background I originally created my blog with Jekyll for the past few years. Jekyll is an amazing static-site generator created with Ruby; it gives you full control over the templates, markdown, and more. However, I recently found Ghost. Ghost is a paid publishing platform which also offers their platform as…

Pomodoro Method

I've had a history of a bad back and neck, ever since I was a kid. I've seen a chiropractor countless times about my issues. Sitting all day at a desk in my adult years, doesn't help at all to that. Researching in help for this, besides ergonomics of the…

Developing sanely on Windows: Revisited

Back in November I wrote a post about how to develop sanely on Windows. It was a successful experiment which resulted in a usable environment to develop. Today, I am re-visiting this with some more notes as I've now been full-time developing on Windows for a month now. With this,…

Opinion: When to use a VPS vs PaaS

Introduction What is a VPS? A VPS is a Virtual Private Server. A server running on more powerful hardware than standard "shared hosting" plans (usually). Every "account" has its own physical space on the server in virtual compartments with super-level access. Software is setup independently in…

Developing sanely on Windows

Preamble You might think, "Why are you trying to develop on Windows? Why not use OSX or (insert Linux distro)". Its because I'm preparing for a stable future. With the decisions of Apple the past year with the iPhone and new Macbook, I no longer like the direction…

Now: Kegging

Under the tree Christmas day, there was a large wrapped box from my friends. It sat there for a whole week and I was extremely curious to what it was, especially for something that size to be shipped down to me. Christmas day came and I opened the box... I…