Microsoft, keep your hands off my keyboard!

The keyboards connected to our computers are essential to controlling every aspect of our computer experience, and to our communications with everybody we communicate with. A very basic aspect of the keyboard, and of our personal choice (it is…

Redesigning the Notepad++ Logo

I have an attempt at redesigning the Notepad++ logo using the new style of icons presented by Microsoft for their Office suite. Here's how it evolved. Warning: I'm not a professional designer! The Inspiration Microsoft office got some new icons, and…

[A] Some problems with Virgin Media

This post originally appeared on an old blog on 1st August 2013. It's part of a series of posts which I'm "recovering" from the archives.…

Auto Reload extension for Vivaldi

Does what it says and reloads tabs / pages in intervals until you hit the stop button for that page. The interval can be set individually for each page. You can choose any interval you want as default interval. Unloads if the last tab was set…

The price we pay for "free" food

There’s a line that exists as a border between convenience and privacy. I’m not quite sure how thin that line is (I imagine it varies for each person), but it’s something I’ve had to start thinking about. It seems like every month, there’s a new…

Backing up to Backblaze with Rclone and Restic

I talk about how I switched from Backlaze personal to Backblaze B2 with restic and rclone, and draw some comparisons between them. If you use a computer and care about the data stored on it, follow best practice and keep…