Mike Stone

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

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.

Open Source Fitness

February 11, 2022

For Christmas, I bought myself a rowing machine. I’ve been wanting one for a while. Believe it or not, I actually do use it, it’s not just a clothing rack. There is one thing that really bothers me about it though, and that’s the fact that there are companies that are spying on me while I work out. We need an open source solution for fitness.

10 Years Of Linux

January 10, 2022

With the start of a new year, it’s custom to reflect back on years gone by. This year I’ve seen people posting pictures of various things from a decade ago and now. I thought I’d throw my hat into the ring.

100 Days to Offload Part 3

January 9, 2022

HAPPPY NEW YEAR!!

I’m going to do this thing again! For the 3rd time!

My Reivew of Google Pixel 6 Pro

December 3, 2021

I don’t often do reviews for phones, but due to some bad luck I recently found myself on the market for a new one. Since I just bought a new one, I thought I’d give you my impressions of it.

Centralization: It's More Than Just Facebook

October 5, 2021

I think most people know that Facebook had a pretty serious faceplant today. It was all over the news. Even the non-technology news. Facebook has a massive user base, so it being down impacted a whole ton of people. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that Facebook’s problems stemmed from something I like to harp on a lot: Centralization. It’s not just Facebook that was impacted though, and that’s because Facebook the company has centralized more than just Facebook the product.