Mike Stone

Opinions too long winded for social media

On July 21st, 2012 an article written by yours truly was published on a site called RefuGeeks, which was founded by some guy I met on Google+. The title of that article was Never Enough Distributions. Now, exactly eight years later, I’m revisiting that post to see if my thoughts and feelings have changed.

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There are days when I sit down at my keyboard to write something for this blog, and the ideas just flow. I might have two or three articles going on in my head, and I only decide which one is going on what day at the very last moment. Today is not one of those days. Today, I got nothing.

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Unless you've been hiding under a rock the last week or so, you probably know that Twitter got “hacked”. So, is Mastodon immune from having the same thing happen to it?

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And now for something completely different. Comet Neowise. I've been trying to find it for days, and it has just not been going well.

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I did something today I haven’t done in a really long time. I installed a desktop version of an email client. Thunderbird 78 to be specific. So, how did it go and why did I go and do such a thing?

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At this year's WWDC Apple announced that they're going to be moving to their own, in house developed ARM based processors. Since that time, there's been a lot of conjecture about how the market will be reacting to that change.

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I've been feeling a bit under the weather the last couple weeks, so I've been slacking when it comes to my blog. Despite the close proximity of these two posts, this one is not about that.

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I'm going to keep this one short and sweet, mostly because it's not a particularly interesting subject, and more of an excuse in so many words.

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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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