Mike Stone

Mostly The Lonely Howls Of Mike Baying His Ideological Purity At The Moon

Playing With WSL2

August 9, 2022

I played with WSL a while back, and I suppose I technically use it daily on my work PC. I say “technically” because the way I use it is more of just a terminal window that automatically connects SSH to a remote server where my screen session is running. It doesn’t really do anything locally. I was listening to episode 52 of Linux Downtime, where Hayden was discussing his daily use of WSL, and I realized that I haven’t really done much with it lately. Supposedly WSL now supports GUI applications and everything. Now is a good time to give it another shot.

Ask Mike Anything

August 5, 2022

In light of the 5th Anniversary of Fosstodon, I thought I’d give the community the opportunity to ask me about anything they wanted to know more about. Any question is fair game, and I’m going to do my best to answer honestly where I can.

Five Years Of Fosstodon

August 1, 2022

Five years ago and some change my friend Kev came to me with a crazy idea. I’d conned him into joining Mastodon earlier in the year after I joined and had been having a really good time. His idea? Why not start our own instance? “Sure, why not?” I thought. Could be fun.

Five years later….

What Is A Linux Distribution

July 5, 2022

This is a response to a two episodes of the podcast Linux Downtime, specifically episodes 49 and 50. These episodes discuss what it means to be a Linux Distribution. This is my thoughts on the matter.

Headphone Firmware

July 4, 2022

When I bought my latest phone, I got myself a brand new shiny pair of wireless earbuds free of charge. Historically I haven’t had a lot of luck with earbuds. These would turn out to be my favorite. Recently, Google pushed a firmware update, and it caught me off-guard.

Doing Work From Home Wrong

March 23, 2022

I’ve been working from home now for over two years. I like working from home. It’s nice. I’ve recently determined that I’m doing this whole thing wrong.

Too Many Notifications

March 22, 2022

Recently I decided I needed to take a break from computers. I wrote about it in my last post. To “ease the pain” of being without my computers, I primarily used my phone for all things Internet. That brought another thing to my attention. I get way too many notifications.

Computer Free For Ten Days

March 16, 2022

Recently I took some much needed time off from work to rest and recuperate. Part of this rest and recuperation was turning my computers off for more than 10 days. So, how did it go?

Trying Out Ubuntu

February 21, 2022

When I was younger, I used to try new distros all the time. I even vaguely remember a service that would send me CDs of different distros to install and try. I think that’s how I got my hands on Warty Warthog. I tried and used Ubuntu for many years. Somewhere along the way, I started using other distros and I’ve never really gone back. Until today.

Creating A Post Directly On GitHub

February 18, 2022

One of the downsides of having a blog based on Jekyll is your workflow is a little limited. Today I’m trying something entirely new to see if I can make this fly.