Do you need to remember the key sequence to do a task? Put it on a Post-It. Almost every program you use on your computer, whether it be a desktop or laptop, has keyboard shortcuts. These allow you to quickly accomplish a task, without taking your hands off of the keyboard. Keyboard shortcuts usually comprise a modifier key and another… Read more →
For those that can remember, January 1st, 2000 was the year that was going to crash computers, airplanes, and start World War III. The problem was that a lot of programs assumed 19 as the first two digits of the year. By using this assumption, programmers could save two bytes. Nowadays, two bytes is a rounding error with storage and… Read more →
I spend too much time on Amazon and eBay, looking for stuff I don’t need but want. And, eventually, I want to share my finds with everyone. The problem is that the urls are longer than the bathroom line at a Journey concert. That’s where two handy extensions for Chrome come in to play. You can use any Bitly url… Read more →
For a blissful few years, the streaming shows meant subscribing to Netflix. Some would also use Amazon Video, because, why not? They were already paying for it with Amazon Prime. But then a lot of the media companies decided that they also need to get into the streaming game for those sweet, sweet subscription fees. So now we have Hulu,… Read more →
I don’t take lightly to using the term best, but in this case, Telegram earns it. There are several reasons and features that make Telegram the best. Unfortunately, the state of instant messaging clients is always in flux, so if you see something out of date, shoot me an email! In the beginning In the beginning, besides talk on Unix… Read more →
We’ve made it to 2020! Amazing. It was just yesterday we were partying like it’s 1999. If you’ve wanted to message me, you know that I’m not a big fan of texting and would rather use something better. Here’s one of the many reasons why, in November 168,149 Valentine’s day text messages were sent. How did this happen? Your text… Read more →
We believe that technology is always getting better, but there are some times when technology may have been better in the past. Playing games on CRT (cathode ray tube) monitors is one such tech. Eurogamer took a look at playing games in 2019 on a CRT and their conclusion is that CRTs are awesome! I keep a couple around in… Read more →
I’m trying out my new Bluetooth cassette adapter, streaming 80s from my phone.
For some reason it doesn’t work plugged in, but does work on batteries.
Superhuman is a company that is trying to re-invent email. Unfortunately, to offer some of their services they have to violate the privacy of anyone you send email to. The idea of tracking the opening of emails isn’t new, mailing lists do it all of the time. However, in this case, it is being done to people who have never… Read more →
I was visiting Rochelle in the hospital yesterday when one of the machines starting beeping with the message INFUSION COMPLETE. While waiting for a nurse, I started freestyling with the beeps, because apparently that’s a thing I do now. After a little bit, I decided to record the beeps in to Garageband, and thus the song Infusion Complete was born.… Read more →