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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,…

The answer is 'yes'

Yesterday one of my accounts was hacked. I realized this 5 hours after the fact. Thankfully there was not much damage that could be done with this particular account; nevertheless, the feeling of logging in and seeing an open "unkown" session was…

Raspberry Pi Portable Game Console

Just wanted to share a Raspberry Pi project that I've been thinking about. The idea is a portable retro game console, similar to the Nintendo Switch. In fact, it uses the Joycons as controllers connected to the Raspbian OS through a driver. It would…

Poking the wasps nest

I recently had the chance to peek inside a wasps nest that had been taken down, and I took some photos to share. Photo Gallery Click on the images to see full-size versions. Images are licensed under CC-BY-SA-4.0…

SWAP FILES ON LINUX

The Swap partition is something that is debated by computer enthusiasts today within Linux. The Swap partition allows the system to suspend when not in use, hibernate, and it is instrumental in swapping out pages when RAM space is sparse. Swap is…