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Wait a minute Mr. (email) Postman

I have an email problem. I have way, way too many accounts. I should pare then down, but until then, I use a desktop email client to keep track of all of them. For that, I use Mozilla's Thunderbird. It's open source, connects with my Microsoft…

A Cycle Around the Lomond Hills Regional Park

I had previously shared a cycle route around Glenrothes. This time, I'm going to share the route around the Lomond Hills Regional Park, passing via the Reservoirs.…

My gaming habit, part 2

I miss playing West End Game's classic d6 Star Wars. Back when there was an expanded universe but fewer movies, we were left wondering what the Clone Wars actually were, before Knights of the Old Republic, hell, before Shadows of the Empire, we had…

Tim Berners-Lee worries the web becoming "Dysfunctional"

Since I first found the World Wide Web (some thirty odd years ago) I always believed its potential for the betterment of humanity. It has the ability to bring people together, offer a soapbox to express and debate ideas, to teach and provide…

30 years of Paywalled Articles

I want to take a moment to talk about the availability of scientific articles, in this 30th anniversary of the world wide web. Coming up to the 30th anniversary of the world wide web, I want to say that it's amazing just how much information has now…

Privacy-focused Facebook?

Every day we see new mistakes in Facebook management. It looks like Mark Zuckerberg understood that Facebook became evil and now he is trying to destroy his own creation. But now it may change: the company will try to create privacy-focused…

Chrome vs. Vivaldi

Saturday morning thoughts (after the third cup of black tea) when I search for "Vivaldi" on Google, second and third link are about Vivaldi-the-composer. With some nice videos of his music (Four Seasons etc.), to boot. When I search for "Chrome",…

There and back again, a distrohopper's story

For those who have read any of these rantings, I'm a bit indecisive (read: I can't make up my damn mind). I seem to have found a forever distribution (Manjaro Linux in Xfce) despite all of my attempts. This seems to be one decision that has stuck,…