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pCloud

2 years ago, the ruthless killing of the (then) best free cloud filesync app Copy was announced. During the scramble to find a replacement for my beloved Copy, with whom I interacted on a seemingly unhealthy basis, I tried dozens of similar services. Spreadsheets were made. Long forgotten Posts may prevail on here somewhere. Box […]

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YouTube subscriptions feeds in Inoreader

Google used to let you subscribe to a single “newsubscriptionvideos” feed that would populate with new videos from the channels to which a specified user was subscribed. Then YouTube API v3 came out and removed the combined feed feature. Nowadays, each Channel provides its own feed, and while this workaround is not completely automatic, it’s […]

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Linux tinkering during January 2017

TL;DR: Linux wot I done in Month One, Year One of Emperor-Lord Drumpf’s reign.   Aside from two-fingered-typing up the past few posts filled with all the Linux-related alternate facts up through last year I could remember or make up, I’ve also done some more tinkering during the first month of the year. Budgie The Budgie […]

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Distro-hopping in 2016

TL;DR: more gibberish about installing & running Linux, during 2016.   Main PC The PC I built in 2011 currently runs Windows 10 Pro x64 and is the media/print server, video conversion, torrenting, and gaming rig. With constant new or recurring Windows annoyances re-triggering the question of just switching to Linux (but still requiring a […]

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Linux Beginnings

TL;DR: some background on my experiences with Linux, through 2015. In 1999 or so I bought a boxed The Complete Linux Operating System 6.0 from the Tacoma CompUSA (or was it still Computer City then?). Or maybe I got it at Future Shop in South Hill? Or Borders in Tacoma? Or Borders in South Hill […]

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Current Laptop OS Musings, 2017.01 Edition

TL;DR: an incoherent rant detailing the OSs currently installed on my VAIO laptop upon entering 2017, gripes about them, and some other useless banter. /dev/hda: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SATA III MLC SSD (SH103S3/240G) Nice, fast SSD. No complaints, except I’d like a larger one to be able to install more distros simultaneously. I basically […]

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Change the order of tabs in Nova Launcher

I created a ‘games’ tab to declutter my main Apps group a bit, but upon restarting the phone the games group is listed first: This is not ideal. My first thought was to long press on a Tab label, then drag the Tab. Nope. Ok, well if not the obvious, then long press, select Edit […]

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Inoreader’s Integration Options, Pt. 2

In Part One, I looked at a couple image-heavy sites and how they behaved when adding their posts to each of the external services available via Inoreader. This time I’ll look at guitar lessons from a few different places – same as with the previous post, the websites differ and therefore show up differently in […]

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Inoreader’s Integration Options, Pt. 1

After Google’s announcement regarding Reader’s impending doom, I spent weeks trying out alternatives, including self-hosted offerings. I eventually settled on Inoreader, after seeing someone recommend it in a comment on a post about Google Reader alternatives. This post is regarding the “integration” options you can see at the top of each post in Column View […]

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Open Live Writer

  I just installed v0.6.0.0 of Open Live Writer and am giving it a go on Windows 10 Pro RTM, with latest updates. I’d used Windows Live Writer in the past but not in a long time, so this seems a little more advanced than what I remember. It’s basically like WordPad, but allows you […]