Mike Stone

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

In the September 11th newsletter from Mycroft AI, the company was pleased to announce the availability of the new Mycroft GUI. Being a huge fan of Mycroft, I couldn't wait to give it a spin.

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Most people who spend any quality time a *nix command line are at least passingly familiar with the cat utility. cat is straight forward and simple, and it's pretty much on every *nix system that exists. Still, if you're looking to extend it's capabilities, I highly suggest replacing it with bat.

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Browsers. In this day and age, everybody has at least one, and everybody has their personal favorite. Today, I'm going to talk a little bit about mine.

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I think almost everybody who has used a *nix OS has probably heard of top, or one of it’s variants. My personal favorite htop has just released the new 3.0 version.

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Everybody has opinions that may be controversial, and I'm no exception. This opinion used to be more controversial when the memory of Clippy was fresh in the mind of nerds everywhere, but now there are probably some reading this that only know Clippy by reputation.

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Every platform has it's fan base. That's true of Linux, macOS, and even Windows. It's probably just me, but Apple fans always seem to have grandiose ideas of their place in the market.

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The “fall” is here, and school has begun for my kids. Remote learning brings a whole host of interesting challenges that previous years have not had.

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Ever notice how sometimes it's the tiny features that you use so much you don't even notice they're there that really make a UI usable? Recently I switched to UbuntuDDE from Ubuntu Mate, and one of those features was missing, and it's been driving me crazy!

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My primary browser of choice is not Firefox. There are many arguments about why it should be, but I continue to use Vivaldi for most things. That doesn't mean I don't have Firefox around or that I don't use it. Recently Mozilla came out with a new “feature” that I just had to give a spin.

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These days, we're all really busy. Work, families, trying to have a little fun every now and again. So, how do we manage all the things we want to do so we can cram them all into our available time?

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