Mike Stone

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Day 52 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

Microsoft has recently filed a copyright claim against an app called Ninjutsu OS. Microsoft files copyright violation claims all the time, so what makes this one special? The phenomenal reason they're claiming their copyright has been violated.


Day 51 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

Close to ten years ago, Canonical made a move that was almost universally hated. They moved from The classic Gnome desktop to a new interface developed in house called [Unity](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unity_(user_interface)).


Day 50 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

I often make light of how lazy I am. I think it's part of the reason I got into computers in the first place. I wanted computers to do the boring, monotonous stuff so I didn't have to. Today, I've taken it a step farther.


Day 49 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

Five days ago on Fosstodon, Pine64 announced the availability of the PineTab. When they first introduced the Pinebook Pro, I hesitated. This time I didn't make the same mistake.


Day 48 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

Every Android release, I try to get in on the beta program. I’d love to use a more FOSS option, but my phone does double duty as my person phone and my phone for work, and work requires either Android or iOS. I’ll always choose Android in that scenario. I installed the new Android 11 beta a couple days ago.


Day 47 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

A long time ago on a computer far far away, there was BeOS. Long story short, things didn't go well for Be Inc (makers of BeOS), and they went away. From the ashes of BeOS Haiku arose. A couple days ago, the second beta of Haiku was released, and I gave it a try.


Day 46 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

Not long ago, I wrote a post about trying out Joplin. I'd been looking for a good, solid note taking application, and Joplin really seemed to fulfill my needs. There have been some other really interesting things come to light in the last couple weeks that might erase my need for it though.


Day 45 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

Today was a pretty normal Wednesday for us here at the Stone house. At least the new normal for us. I was working from home, and my wife was taking a VoIP call from her boss. My kids were scattered through the house engaged in either game play or video watching. All in all, it was a pretty quiet and happy afternoon.

And then disaster struck.


Day 44 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

A recent article appeared on 9to5mac referencing an idea published by Bernstein analyst Tony Sacconaghi. Apple should buy DuckDuckGo. I really, really hope they don't.


Day 43 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

Around forty-five days ago when Kev suggested the #100DaysToOffload, I was hesitant to get involved. I had a blog, and I'd written in the past. I'd even written and not received the virtual “boos” from aroun the Internet like I expected, but there was one thing that I was not sure of.


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