Mike Stone

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Day 42 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

When the Brave browser was first released four years ago, I gave it a try. It was OK, but not something I'd use on a regular basis. I quickly went back to my old browser. Now, there are other reasons I don't use Brave.

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Day 41 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

Forty-one days ago, I started the #100DaysToOffload challenge. Kev made the challenge, and I had serious doubts I was going to complete it. I'm not one hundred percent confident now, and I'm forty-one days in. There has been one thing about it that I didn't expect.

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Day 40 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

A recent artcile by Joey Sneddon on omg! ubuntu! detailed a new product coming out called the NexDock Touch. I love this idea, but I've seen it before, and the implementation never quite lives up.

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Day 39 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

Everybody has their way of working on their desktop. Personally, I use plank to add a panel down at the bottom. Pretty much everything I use is there.

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Day 38 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

My kids have gotten off school for the summer, which means the time they used to spend doing homework they are now spending playing video games and watching videos. They've got summer stuff starting next week, but for now they're gaming it up. They're wanting me to play with them, but sometimes their choices of games leave more than a little to be desired.

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Day 37 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

My wife was trolling the Internet a few nights ago, and she ran across a list of possible blogging topics. One of the topics on the list was something about your favorite retro device. I don't remember the exact wording, and I kind of wrote it off at the time. I think I was already writing something about #Mycroft, but it reminded me of a device I had a long time ago that I felt (at least then) was way ahead of it's time.

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