Mike Stone

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It’s a question I’ve heard over and over through the years, and I’ve recently run into it yet again. “Is using Linux really productive?”

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This has been a frustrating week for me when it comes to digital assistants. I'm guessing that anybody reading this is already aware that I'm a huge fan of #Mycroft, but the market is currently dominated by Amazon and Google. This was not a good week in this regard.

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More than sixty days ago, when Kev challenged everybody to write a blog post for one hundred days and decided to accept that challenge, I created a list of ideas for possible blog posts.

Today Kev wrote a post about how email is not broken, and I felt like now would be the perfect time to get to number one on my list.

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Day 59 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

I fired up my virtual machine today and finally tried out UbuntuDDE. The short and sweet of it is that this is a pretty distro.

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Day 58 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

I’ve been working in computers in some form or another for a long time. I started by fixing other people’s stuff in the early 90s, and I’ve been doing it ever since. I never really considered all those years ago what this would mean for my personal time three decades later.

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Day 57 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

When I was younger and just starting out with Linux, I loved distro hopping. I never stayed with the same distro for more than a couple months. Now that I'm older my computer tends to be a little bit more static. Lately though, I've been feeling that itch again.

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Day 56 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

I wasn't paying attention to the iUniverse, and the WWDC kind of snuck up on me. I didn't get a chance to go through all of Apple's announcements, or any of them in great detail, but I wanted to do a quick look at iOS 14.

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Day 55 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

I think many of us use RSS feeds to quickly read the news of the day. I thought today would be a good time to go over some of my favorite technology based RSS feeds.

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Day 54 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

One thing I love about Linux is it lets me sit back and not worry and just get things done. That doesn't mean there aren't fun things about it. One app I rarely don't have on my Linux system for very long is eDEX-UI. It works on Windows too, but... why?

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Day 53 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

Pretty much every year since I started using Linux, and I'm sure some before that, there have always been optimistic hopes that next year will be the Year of the Linux Desktop. As anybody who has seen a market share statistic in the last twenty years knows, that's never happened. Is next year the year?

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