Mike Stone

Opinions too long winded for social media

Day 30 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

The first time I laid eyes on the Internet, the WWW was barely a thing. Other services ruled. Things like gopher, nntp, and IRC. Now the many people don't even know there's a difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web. It might be time to go back to the good old days.

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Day 29 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

I talk about #Mycroft often. I think people have probably realized that I'm a Mycroft fan. One of the responses I've gotten is that the individual would love to try it, but doesn't have the hardware to make it go. That's actually not true.

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Day 28 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

Throughout the course of my day I read a lot of things. Articles, emails, books, web pages, toots, etc. Often times I find myself wanting to revisit material because I can't devote the attention to it I want to at the time I've found it. More often than not, I just leave the browser tab open until i can come back to it. Sometimes I use a note taking app to keep track of details for later.

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Day 27 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

When I finally caved to Kev's nagging about spinning my blog back up again, I chose Write.as has my platform of choice to get that done. I have reasons why, and maybe someday I'll talk about it. Today I want to talk about something pseudo-related. Markdown syntax highlighting.

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Day 26 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

Today Twitter Support announced a new feature that just might sound a little familiar to people on Mastodon. Strangely, I'm going to talk about Twitter today.

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Day 25 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

A long time ago, back in 2001, then Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer (Developers Developers Developers!!) called Linux “a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches”. In recent days, now Microsoft president Brad Smith has admitted they were wrong about that, and they've been working on Windows Subsystem for Linux to bring some of the functionality of Linux to Windows. Now, Microsoft is going to be making running Linux GUI apps in Windows easy to do, and I think it's a great idea. Kinda.

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Day 24 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

Tonight when I was writing something else for the #100DaysToOffload, I got an “emergency” call from work that something was wrong. This happens a whole lot more than I'd like it to, but tonight it got me thinking about alerting strategy. I have some thoughts on the matter.

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Day 23 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

Day 2 of the weird stuff I do on my computer for questionable reasons, today we're going to look at Terminal programs. I spend a great deal of time in the terminal. Once upon a time, that was a requirement to be a Linux user, but that's not the case anymore. So, why do I have three terminal applications in my launcher?

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Day 22 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

Hi, my name is Mike, and I'm a taboholic. I open tabs. Lots of tabs. And then I leave them open for a really long time. My browser of choice makes it easier for me to handle large numbers of tabs, and it's one of my favorite things about it. Recently Google Chrome introduced a new feature to do the same, and I think I like it.

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Day 21 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

Three weeks ago I accepted a challenge from a Kev to write a blog post a day for one hundred days. We're now three weeks into the challenge and so I thought that today might be a good day for a quick summary.

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