Mike Stone

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

Migrating Posts To Jekyll

18 Jan 2021

I wrote in my last post about moving from write.as to Jekyll. Kev wrote an extensive guide on how to create a Jekyll site using Simple.css, the hardest part about this process (other than customizing the new blog to my personal tastes, which I’m still working on) was moving my old content over to the new blog. Here’s how I did it.

Moving To Jekyll

16 Jan 2021

Recently, Kev wrote an article about his recent development of Simple.css. Soon after, he was silly enough to say, “I’m thinking about writing a series of posts on how to build a Jekyll site from scratch using Simple.css.” (Reference) I was quick to tell him just how interested in that I’d be.

Of course, being Kev, he came through in fine style and a few days later he posted a very comprehensive guide, How To Build A Jekyll Site Using Simple.css. After asking him to write it, it would have been really rude to not use the guide.

Haiku On Arm

15 Jan 2021

A recent Activity Report over on Haiku’s Blog-O-Sphere mentioned that two developers are currently working on the ARM port of the OS. I think this is important for a couple different reasons.

A New Year And A New Challenge

07 Jan 2021

On the 25th of April, 2020, I made my first post after accepting the #100DaysToOffload challenge issued by Kev. I actually managed to complete that challenge on the 6th of December. I haven’t written anything longer than an email since. A new year has begun.

100 Days To Offload - A Retrospective

06 Dec 2020

On the 25th of April, 2020, I made my first post after accepting the #100DaysToOffload challenge issued by Kev. Today, I’m making my 100th post. So, how did it go? Was it everything you ever wanted and more?


06 Dec 2020

Not long ago, I wrote an how I felt that maybe it was time for Mycroft to get into the mobile space, and how Pine64 was the best partner to take them there. I went so far as to say it was a match made in heaven.

Vivaldi Mail?

03 Dec 2020

I’m a huge fan of the Vivaldi web browser, so when I saw an article pop up in my news feed about a Vivaldi mail client, I just had to check this out.

Playing With neofetch

21 Nov 2020

A couple days ago, a friend of mine asked me about a screenshot she saw displaying the desktop of a Raspberry Pi 400. In the shot was a window displaying neofetch showing a Raspberry logo, and she was curious.

An Amateur Mycroft Skill

13 Nov 2020

One of my favorite things about #Mycroft is its open nature. It’s not as advanced as Alexa, Google’s Assistant, or even Siri and Cortana, but it’s infinitely more private and just as infinitely more customizable. Today I thought I’d run through a really quick and basic skill creation.

How I Extend Gnome

13 Nov 2020

I’ve recently migrated over to Fedora 33 after an unfortunate accident with my UbuntuDDE installation. Fedora has a very slick Gnome interface that is almost perfect in it’s implementation. Still, perfection is subjective, so I’ve added a couple tweaks here and there to get it just a little bit closer. Here’s what I’m using.