In Search of a Notes App

Posted on Sep 16 2017 in Computing

I'm always in search of a great note taking app.


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Windows Home Server FTW

Posted on Aug 25 2009 in Computing

I tend to consider myself a technical user, and for years, I operated various Linux distributions and setups to facilitate our home network. Mostly this meant a place to dump our backups in an intelligent manner, but I would also setup things like easy file sharing between our computers and …


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Why I Cancelled My Mozy.com Subscription

Posted on Mar 02 2009 in Computing

Mozy is an online backup solution that has grown in popularity recently. My wife and I have a lot of pictures, music, and generally important files on our computers that we know need to get backed up in a reliable and secure fashion. Mozy seemed like a natural choice.

Now …


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The Essentials: What I Install on a Fresh Workstation

Posted on Oct 22 2008 in Computing

This past weekend, for a number of reasons I won't get into now, I performed a complete "re-install" of my primary workstation. Previously, I was using XP Pro SP2, which had been installed and running smoothly on the machine for nearly two solid years. This also meant that my machine …


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Google Chrome: First Impressions

Posted on Aug 05 2008 in Computing

Sometime near the beginning of this week I heard something in passing about Google releasing a web browser. At first, I thought that was a cute idea. After a couple seconds of letting it soak in, however, I began to wonder what Google would try to bring to the table …


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Ecto and Drupal

Posted on May 12 2008 in Computing

A few weeks ago I read a brief but interesting article by Jeff Whatcott on Getting Ecto Set Up with Drupal. I had heard of Ecto in passing but had never really looked into using it. With all the hubbub around WYSIWYG tools for Drupal and the like recently, I …


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My OS X Toolkit

Posted on Apr 16 2008 in Computing

After the first day of having the new Mac and playing with iChat, it was time to hunker down and start accomplishing things with the Mac. In the last few years one of the biggest reasons I've been reluctant to get a Mac has been a sense (whether justified or …


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A Voyage Home: My Return to Mac OS

Posted on Apr 13 2008 in Computing

People often ask me how or when I started working with computers, programming, etc. My answers usually hark back to my childhood and my first ventures with my parents' Macintosh Plus, then our family Performa, and my Powerbooks 180c and 540c. Basically, all of my earlier computer encounters were on …


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